FT: FC Tucson 1 (King) – Pali Blues 0
90′ – Yellow card: Kareem Smith (FCT). Resulting free kick saved by Roslund.
87′ – FC Tucson finds Pali flat footed, but counter broken up.
85′ – GOAL – King (FCT). FC Tucson 1 – Pali Blues 0. Alvarez delivered ball to him, King beat keeper.
84′ – FC Tucson substitution: Philippe Garre for Reid Schmidt.
81′ – Max Alvarez attack stymied by hand ball call. King seems to be shut out.
79′ – Official attendance: 460.
77′ – FC Tucson substitution: Nick Marshall for Donny Toia.
76′ – Toia delivers great ball into box. Neither onrushing Tucsonense can connect. Papa voices frustration.
75′ – King takes ball into box, takes two shots. Panicked Pali defense saves.
72′ – King delivers ball to Schmitt, wins corner. Toia misses scoring due to goal keeper heroics.
70′ – Pali corner.
66′ – Shelton gets another talking to from the ref after a dust up with Toia.
65′ – Pali sub: Jesus Fregoso for Alessandro Canale.
62′ – Yellow card – Cody Shelton (PAL). Another take down of King. Schmitt takes free kick, just wide. Muy cerca.
60′ – Cactus Pricks have a special dislike for Tabor.
59′ – Pali’s Shelton takes down King in the box. Seemed to be the only way to strip King of the ball. No call.
54′ – King’s speed has changed this match. Tucson is in control; Pali is in a bit of disarray.
53′ – Yellow Card – Scott Moll (PAL). Took down King after another run out wide.
48′ – King with a fantastic run and shot from Pali’s wide left. Another shot results in a Tucson corner.
46′ – And we’re back. King in for Iwasaki. No subs for Pali.
Thoughts: Krauss has been solid in the back, but Spence is off. Does Schantz pull him?
Schantz loves to tinker with the midfield in games like this. Expect at least a change in formation.
Despite his red card against Pali two weeks ago, is this the sort of game Kevin King can change?
HT: FC Tucson 0 – Pali Blues 0
45′ – Krauss with an excellent tackle in the box.
43′ – Papa with free kick near half. Goes over goal.
42′ – Schmitt’s corner very dangerous. Iwasaki with a shot.
37′ – Tabor takes corner. Too close to scoring.
36′ – Fan to Pricks: “About time you showed up, wankers!”
34′ – Cactus Pricks have arrived.
33′ – Coulda been Samuel Nicholson. Eh?
32′ – Pali’s Valashinas grabs Toia’s jersey. Handbags.
31′ – Campbell to Alvarez. Alvarez’s shot saved by defender.
30′ – Tabor with an outside shot for Pali. Saved easily by Roslund.
28′ – Schmidt with outside shot, Tucson wins corner.
27′ – Yellow Card: Justin Saul (PAL). Saul took down Papa.
25′ – Two shots in succession from Pali. Both wide, but enough to cause indigestion. Tucson isn’t playing with confidence.
20′ – Rare mistake for Spence. Took pass back way to hard, Roslund saves it from becoming own goal.
17′ – Dangerous free kick for Pali just outside the box. Tabor sends it over bar.
16′ – Another corner for Tucson. Results in a good chance header for Iwasaki.
14′ – Weather report: believe it or not, it’s kinda chilly.
13′ – FC Tucson wins a corner.
12′ – Toia offside, but a sign that Tucson maybe getting a hold of the game.
11′ – Roslund called up to break up another Pali attack. I expected D’Arrigo to start, but what do I know?
8′ – Pali coming on strong. Cactus Pricks are still at the USA-SCO viewing so things are quiet.