The Tucson Soccer Academy FC players are not about to show up for their first playoff game ever wearing power suits and briefcases.

It’s an absurd thought, no doubt, but it would acquiesce with what TSAFC coach Amy Garelick calls their “businesslike” approach.

The team rolled through the Women’s Premier Soccer League’s Big Sky-North Division with six wins, one loss and one draw and wrapped up the title last Friday with an away win against the Utah Starzz. Up next is Saturday’s Western Regional semifinal against the San Diego SeaLions in Elk Grove, Calif., at 6 p.m.

“This team is so interesting,” Garelick said. “They were excited (after Friday’s division-clinching win), but they were also very businesslike in terms of they had a job to do and got the job done. It’s very professional. We got our win.”

They did more than win during the regular season. The team, made up almost exclusively of college players or players who will be headed to college next month, usually dominated its opponents. In its first season, TSAFC outscored its foes 27-8 over the two-month regular season.

Read more about the Tucson Soccer Academy FC in Friday's Arizona Daily Star.


  • What: WPSL Western Regional semifinal
  • Who: Tucson Soccer Academy FC vs. San Diego SeaLions
  • When: 6 p.m. Saturday
  • Where: Elk Grove, Calif