Tag: Dominic Papa

FC Tucson notes

It was a soft opening for the season with a sparse crowd, plus I had a long talk with Rick Schantz that did not get recorded. Yep. Fun to get quotes that way. Still, here are some notes for you.…

Gratitude

I wrote up a piece on Dom Papa for the Sentinel that should be posted later today. After having a chat with him, he sent me an e-mail with some additional comments. I incorporated some of them into the article…

I wanted to tackle him and show him who the real Papa was. – FC Tucson’s Dom Papa on covering Seattle’s Marco Pappa

What I liked…What I didn’t

I would have liked to see a goal last night…it’s really very simple, put the ball into the net and…well, you know. Goalkeeping: The only thing I liked in the first half was Billy Thompson, who put in a fantastic…

Tedski’s DDC Wrap Up – Day 1

Ties! And even a nil-nil one…that will convert the soccer haters and Greg Hansen. FC Tucson 1 – CD Chivas USA 1 MOTM: Kareem Smith In the last meeting between these two teams, FC Tucson’s game winner was scored by…

A Bit of a Scouting Report

I stopped by FC Tucson training tonight. Assistant coach Ron Fox came up to me during an 11 v 11 scrimmage and diagrammed out the field for me and told me about things I should be looking for when evaluating…

Real Phoenix lineup déjà vu

For tommorrow’s FC Tucson friendly, I got a line-up for Real Phoenix from the folks over on Sam Lena Drive. It includes a few names that y’all will recognize: Mike Duhaney Connor Spence Brandon Mills Sergio Inegues Andy Szerlag Junior…

Upset? Yes and no.

Yes, I know. FC Tucson’s home office on Sam Lena Drive wants to sell last night’s defeat of Phoenix FC as David slaying Goliath. Was this an upset? Well, yes and no. First off, as a guy that used to…

Putting Together FC Tucson

FC Tucson is already looking to build next season’s team with the recent announcement of open tryouts on January 5th. The majority of your typical PDL team is made up of off-season college players, and it’s like that with FC…

Rookie Franchise of the Year

I’ve never heard of a franchise referred to as “Rookie,” but FC Tucson has been named the “Rookie Franchise of the Year” by the USL. The award was announced at the USL’s Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner on Friday.…

Moving up

The news came down last week that FC Tucson’s Reid Schmitt is one of the early signings for Phoenix FC. I will not be surprised if a couple of other players from FC Tucson, particularly the Phoenix based ones, get…

Soccer Saturday Preview

Today is one of those “FIFA Dates,” which means that there is a grand total of one MLS game today: Chicago vs New England. The team that can’t seem to score versus the team that can’t seem to defend. It’s…