Tag: BYU Cougars

Monday Morning Center Back

It’s late Monday morning, but still Monday morning… Saturday Wisła Kraków 1 (Jankowski 42′) – Jagiellonia Białystok 2 (Tuszynski 87′, Pawlowski 90′) Two last minute goals gave Jaga a temporary spot in second place, but wins by Legia and Lech…

The US Open Cup…um…opens

Okay, I’m sure some KC Athletics fan will write me and say “But…but…” Tonight, the US Open Cup starts in earnest with 21 first round matches. TheCup.us was scheduled to have a relaunch this weekend, and there was a bit…

Checking out the non-division schedule

It was an interesting set of results in the first two matches of the Mountain Division last night. A back-and-forth second half gave Tucson and Las Vegas a tie, while last year’s silver medalist BYU lost to last season’s doormat,…

Who’s in the Playoffs

FC Tucson clinched their #1 place in the Mountain Division with both their win on Saturday night plus a surprising draw for BYU Cougars that same night in Provo. Tucson and BYU have both been all but assured their places…

This just got real

BYU Cougars lost last night and lost big to, of all teams, Fresno Fuego. The Fuego has been strong in past seasons but has struggled this year, which is why I’m surprised by the result. This is only their second…

Live blogging FC Tucson v BYU Cougars

FT: FC Tucson 2 (Sinclair 44′, 47′) – BYU Cougars 0 90′ + – Gutierrez’s free kick doesn’t yield a goal. 90’+ – Meyer’s card for tugging Ivan Gutierrez down as he ran towards goal. 90′ – Yellow card: Ethan…

BYU Soccer Preview

For those of you curious about the team that FC Tucson will be playing tomorrow, here is a video profile of the team: My take for tomorrow: Yes, FC Tucson lost 3 – 2 in the previous meeting. As far…

Nothing to Get Worked Up About

An FC Tucson fan asked me what was the deal with BYU’s schedule. BYU’s first four matches are at home. Why do they get that advantage, he wondered. I told him that maybe the league was cutting them a break…

What I liked and what I didn’t

I was left to watch the match on the feed, which was surprisingly good. I mean, good between all of the comments about what team member went where on mission. In all, I liked the performance given that FC Tucson…

My Humble Season Preview

USL published a piece on PDL’s Western Conference teams this week. The piece just has short blurbs on each team, which is understandable. What you all want to know is what is going on with the newly formed Mountain Division…

Path to the playoffs

FC Tucson coach Rick Schantz talked early in the season about possible changes in Open Cup qualifying. Talk was that only top finishers in each conference plus overall points leaders league wide would qualify. I wrote to Nicholas Murray of…

Liveblogging FC Tucson v BYU Cougars

FT – FC Tucson 3 (Cohn 35′, Montes 46′ 49′) – BYU Cougars 0 89′ – Another threat from BYU. Over bar. 83′ – Dangerous shot by BYU, saved by D’Arrigo. 81′ – BYU Cougars substitutions: Rich Harrison in for…

Rick Schantz Talks

I managed a few minutes with Rick Schantz at Thursday morning practice. He talked about Orange County and play-off possibilities. You know what to do. Click the triangle. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Other FC Tucson notes: Tonight’s…