FC Tucson head coach Rick Schantz will take 1-0 wins if it means his team is number one in the table. FC Tucson won its fifth consecutive game by a 1-0 score, this time at BYU.
The win puts FC Tucson at the top of the table with 15 points. The team also has two games in hand over second place OC Blue Star, who has 14 points.
Once again FC Tucson came out of the opening kick off peppering the opposing goalkeeper with shot after shot after shot. And once again, the team walked off the pitch after one half with just one goal.
That goal came in the 32nd minute when Donny Toia found space and crossed the ball into the box to find a streaking Kevin King, who tapped in the goal.
The second half didn’t go as well for FC Tucson, which has also been a theme of the season. The Cougars created more chances and opportunities. But Michael D’Arrigo, making just his second start of the season, made several world class saves to keep BYU off the score sheet.
FC Tucson has now extended its shutout streak to 455 minutes and it appears that it doesn’t matter who is in net. Brendon Roslund has three shut outs in four starts. D’Arrigo has two shut outs in two starts.
The next road game for FC Tucson comes on Thursday, as the team completes its Utah road trip with a match against the Ogden Outlaws. That game begins at 4 p.m. Arizona time.
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