Category: Soccer in Arizona

ASU Men’s Soccer Mystery

The Tweet came out yesterday announcing the news: It is with deep mourning that we must announce that ASU soccer has been suspended and therefore will forfeit our match this weekend. — Arizona Men's Soccer (@azmenssoccer) March 20, 2017 Hmm.…

Arizona Spring Season

It took until nearly the end of the contest last Saturday for freshman Zoe Barrie to score on Grand Canyon University in the first of Arizona’s Spring Season matches. I was out of state and didn’t see the match. If…

Weirdest Preseason Incident

So last week, I’m hanging out with a couple of staffers for the Colorado Rapids during a practice. “Hanging out” may be putting wrong. Really, I was just standing there while they talked to each other. Tim Howard was injured…

Full Circle for Donny

I had a chat with Jonathan Pearlman for a piece I wrote about Donny Toia in the Tucson Sentinel. He touched on Donny’s time at RSL, which didn’t result in any time on the field for the full squad before…

“The thing about Donny that made him attractive to Orlando is that this is a guy who has worked hard to earn his spot; he’s played in Azteca; he’s played with Didier Drogba; he’s playoff tested; he’s a player who can play multiple spots.” – Jonathan Pearlman commenting on Donny Toia’s move to Orlando City SC

Stoian honored by NSCAA

NSCAA released their All-American and All-Region team lists yesterday. As expected, the All-Pacific team is lousy with PAC 12 players, including three from Stanford (It will surprise no one that Andi Sullivan and Maddie Bauer are also on the All-American…

New Arizona Soccer Blog

A hearty bienvenidos to Copper State Soccer, a blog that hopes to chronicle Arizona’s soccer scene. I believe it’s run out of Phoenix, but their “teams” page lists both FC Tucson squads as well as Yuma’s Frontera United. There is…

And the Phoenix Rises…

Arizona United SC is now called Phoenix Rising FC. That’s as of an announcement this morning. The team also announced that they are cooperating with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community to build a complex off of McClintock Road. By the…

DeGracie-as

My regular photographer for matches was Josh Pearson for the first part of my time writing for the Sentinel. Pearson’s work situation changed and it meant he wasn’t available for photography as often. I was in a bit of a…