The first time midfielder David Clemens stepped on a field in Arizona, he impressed his coaches and teammates.

The first time he played a match for FC Tucson, he impressed the fans and media.

The first time he walked onto a foreign pitch as a member of FC Tucson, he helped leave a historic impression.

Not a bad start for a 23-year-old from Virginia Tech who has three goals and an assist in six matches heading into tonight’s game against OC Blues Strikers FC at Kino Sports Complex North Field No. 5. The match is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m.

It didn’t take him long to show his skills at his first FC Tucson practice May 16.

“He just scored about eight goals in training. I mean really good goals,” assistant coach Jeff Rogers said that first day. “This guy just showed up, and I’m like ‘Who are you?’ And yet he goes out there and just looks the part. It’s awesome.”

 

Read this entire article in Thursday's Arizona Daily Star.