Tucson FC, Toronto II FC delight the fans in the tie at Kino North

Daniel Bedoya of Tucson FC (Photo by Tucson FC)

It was a wonderful Saturday in the North Sports Complex cinema, the wind was blowing just right, the sun was setting perfectly, the fans were ready on the almost filled home stands and Tucson FC was preparing to face a strong opponent with Toronto FC play II.

It was an entertaining game in front of 747 fans from start to finish, both teams played an incredible defense and threatened numerous goals before they ended in a 1-1 draw.

Toronto II FC scored a goal in the first 25 minutes of the game Themi Antonoglou.

After 45 minutes, Tucson FC Geo Calixtro scored a 1-1 equalizer after a header. From then on the game was banned.

An amazing score from Tucson FC! Gio Calixtro has managed to tie the game with just under twenty minutes of playing time. 1-1 so far @AllSportsTucson pic.twitter.com/hn7ndYGJb2

– Nathaniel Martinez (@NateMartTSports) June 6, 2021

Calixtro scored a cross pass from Daniel Bedoya at the far post for his first goal of the season with three assists. Bedoya was voted into the USL League One Team of the Week for his performance.

“So I stepped in the pits and knew that Danny had good service. I saw the ball come in and I just did my best to make an impression and I did, ”Calixtro said.

Overall, Tucson FC (2-2-2) played a great game as they worked their pass eight times to get a shot. Players and coaches were satisfied with their performance.

“We felt pretty good, especially after the last game I was in. I worked really hard and tried to get back into the game,” said midfielder Shak Adamsbased on Tucson FC’s 2-1 win at North Carolina FC last week.

“Even though I didn’t score, I tried to influence and influence the game a little, which I improved a lot, especially in training. So I hope to improve a lot and continue that until the next game. ”

Tucson FC haven’t lost at home and have drawn both games so far. On Saturday at 7 p.m., Kino North will see their first win against Chattanooga Red Wolves SC.

“We didn’t lose at home so it feels a bit like a loss, only in the sense that we hit the crossbar late in the game,” said Tucson FC coach John Galas said about the game with Toronto II. “But overall a really good performance by the boys. They stuck to the game plan well, tactically they were sharp.

“We did some really good things and went back to some of the things we were really good at, which was possession, creating opportunities and being a little more dominant in those areas.”

Nathaniel Martinez is an aspiring sports writer, a graduate of Sahuaro High School and a student at Pima Community College. He wrote for Aztec Press at Pima. While at Sahuaro, he played soccer for longtime coach Scott McKee.

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