Category: Soccer in Arizona

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…

We’ll know 2017 DDC teams soon

FC Tucson will be holding a press conference on October 21st to announce several items surrounding the 2017 Desert Diamond Cup. Among those, I’ve been told, will be which MLS teams will be participating. I have it on good authority…