Tag: Tony Amato

Arizona Spring Season

It took until nearly the end of the contest last Saturday for freshman Zoe Barrie to score on Grand Canyon University in the first of Arizona’s Spring Season matches. I was out of state and didn’t see the match. If…

Wildcat update

The Cats are going to be playing Texas Tech tonight. There are a couple of things to look out for. The biggest is between the pipes. Lainey Burdett is still sick and will not be playing, according to a text…

Quick Thoughts: U of A vs. NAU

Tony Amato told me earlier in the week that he still hadn’t settled on a line-up or formation. It showed in this match, where over twenty players saw time on the field. The game was officially classed as an exhibition,…

Wildcats scouting report

I made a visit to the Arizona Wildcats practice yesterday. In past weeks, the group of injured players roaming the sidelines (the ones that could roam) numbered almost a dozen. This time, there were maybe four. One was Lexe Selman,…

Arizona Practice Report

I went to the U of A practice yesterday. I talked to two of the coaches plus Lainey Burdett. I’ll have a complete rundown in the Sentinel. Coach Tony Amato has been dealing with injuries on the squad. It’s clear…

Tony Amato’s Approach

Saturday’s friendly match-up between Portland Thorns FC and Arizona Wildcats served different functions for the two teams. Although it was a tune-up for both of them, the two teams even call them something different. For the Thorns, it was preseason…

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…

Observations from U of A vs NAU

Don’t expect player evaluations. Do you think this is Goal.com? – NAU’s counterattacking strategy: Obviously, it didn’t work too well. They had only a few forays up field, which ended in one shot and two worry some moments for the…

Bear Down, LeeAndra

I missed out on last night’s exhibition match between the Wildcats and New Mexico Lobos. Good in some ways, since the game included an hour long delay due to lightning, but bad in others, since it included a few minutes…

Weekend Wrap-up

This was one of those weekends when it was, to paraphrase Phil Gramm, more football than I needed but not as much as I wanted. First off, the latest rumor that I heard about the game for the opening of…

And that makes seven…

You can read my account of yesterday’s match over at the Tucson Sentinel. Now, I’ve retreated to the safety of my blog to elaborate. I asked Tony Amato after the match whether the offensive mindedness of the team could be…

Looking Up

The University of Arizona finished off the three home games of their Spring schedule with a record of two wins and a tie. Admittedly, their opponents (NAU, New Mexico State and UTEP) were not of the caliber that they will…

Cats, Tucsonenses with Tune-ups Today

The Arizona Wildcats have the second of their spring games today with a match against New Mexico State University at one pm over at Murphey Field. Their Spring schedule is already off to a good start. Last Saturday, Candace Osei…

Wildcats Announce 8 Signings

Release from Arizona Athletics: University of Arizona women’s soccer welcomes eight new soccer players to the Wildcat family on National Signing Day, it was announced by head coach Tony Amato on Wednesday. The 2013 recruiting class includes players from Arizona,…

Amato New Wildcat Coach

Word came down yesterday that Stephen F. Austin University coach Tony Amato will be the new head coach at the University of Arizona. Other than the fact that he steered the team to successive Southland Conference titles, I don’t know…