Founded in 2010, FC Tucson became the first Arizona team to reach the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup, where they will meet the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night at BBVA Compass Stadium. Here is a look at how the club from the Premier Development League reached the third round.
There are times each season when a team's mettle is tested. The Dynamo already went through it once this season when they played three games in eight days in three cities. Although the stretch ended with a home loss to Sporting Kansas City, the Dynamo came away with a more than respectable six out of possible nine points.
Now, the Dynamo are faced with another difficult task that began on Sunday and will continue tomorrow.
With the Dynamo set to face FC Tucson next Wednesday at BBVA Compass Stadium in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup, here is background on the third-year club.
Official name: FC Tucson
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Founded: 2010 (Arizona’s first PDL team)
U.S. Soccer announced today the potential fourth round matchups for the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Take a look as Dominic Kinnear and Tyler Deric share their thoughts on the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and their 3rd round opponent, FC Tucson.
The match will take place at BBVA Compass Stadium next Wednesday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. You can get your tickets here, starting at just $10.
Houston Dynamo to face winner of FC Tucson and San Antonio Scorpions in third round of U.S. Open Cup
US Soccer announced today the potential matchups for the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
The Houston Dynamo will face the winner of the second round match between the San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) and FC Tucson. Those two teams will square off on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Toyota Field in San Antonio.
The Houston Dynamo announced today that midfielder Brian Ownby has been loaned to the Richmond Kickers of the USL Pro division. The loan is effective immediately and will expire on Sept. 14, at which time Ownby will return to the Dynamo.
It's no secret that I'm a fan of the U.S. Open Cup. I love any tournament where am amateur team (Cal FC) has the opportunity to knock off a professional club (Portland).
It's the reason that everyone loves the NCAA tournament. We live for the upsets, the cinderellas and the great story lines. And the U.S. Open Cup is soccer's opportunity to captivate that same audience.