Tag: Rick Schantz

There should be no heroes in this locker room. The hero is the crest. – FC Tucson coach Rick Schantz

FC Tucson Notes

Yes, another practice report. This time, I’m finally going to give the men their due. You know, equality and stuff. First, Aaron Herrera. Yep. They did that seven-on-seven three team exercise that I’m sure has some name, and Herrera (a…

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.…

Sounders U23 coach Darren Sawatzky

I spoke with Sounders U23 coach Darren Sawatzky about this weekend’s PDL playoff matches here in Tucson. Sawatzky played in the first few seasons of MLS for both the New England Revolution and Dallas Burn, and later, played for the…

FC Tucson notes

Both FC Tucson teams were in action yesterday, and with very different results. The men’s side won 2-0 against Las Vegas, while the women lost 3-0 to new WPSL entrant, SoCal FC. Here are a couple of random items that…

Feeling rogered by the referee? Don’t.

Photo by Joshua Pearson

Last night’s Open Cup match between FC Tucson and Chula Vista had two of Nick Hornby’s ingredients that make for a good match: outrageously bad refereeing decisions and disgraceful incidents. Among the outrages and disgraceful incidents in the overtime was…

FC Tucson Scouting Report

I attended an FC Tucson practice session earlier this week. One of the things that was obvious from talking to Rick Schantz is that he is once again counting on his outside backs to do a lot of work supporting…

DDC Wrap Up

There was some chatter in the Tweetshpere that the lack of MLS badges on Montréal’s uniforms in the CCL match last week were some sort of coded protest over CBA negotiations. Seemed to me a stretch. Closing myself off to…

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…

Tedski’s Weekly Wrap-Up

I’m late with my wrap-up of the weekend. Monday turned out to be more hectic than I anticipated. Who had time to read my prose anyhow? I don’t have much in the way of game wrap ups this week. I…

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…

Monday Morning Center Back

Instead of the long list of games I usually give, I just want to talk about a couple. Saturday Las Vegas Mobsters (Bernal 63′) – FC Tucson 2 (Ramos 41′, Phillips 59′) I wrote this game up for the Sentinel.…

FC Tucson beats Las Vegas

I’m going to be calling Rick Schantz in a few minutes and I’ll have something for the Sentinel in the morning. In the mean time, congrats to the boys for the 2 – 1 win and extra kudos for acknowledging…

The Cavalry Has Arrived for FC Tucson

After Thursday’s match against BYU, I noted that FC Tucson’s bench problems would be alleviated as players trickled back from their colleges. Well, according to a release from FC Tucson, this had happened sooner than I imagined: Four more players…

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…