Laura Pimienta earned an all-conference selection and was named FC Tucson's Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season, though she's quick to point out individual goals don't ultimately matter for her.
"He’s one of our primary ball-winners, he cleans up a lot of messes for us in the center midfield and, again, is a smart and seasoned player."
Saturday night's FC Tucson match will not be played because of what the club says is "ongoing weather concerns" and travel delays for their opponent.
Toia, FC Tucson’s leading scorer, has netted a goal in nearly every USL League One match he’s appeared in.
FC Tucson (3-9-4) has lost nine consecutive home matches, and sits in last place in the USL League One standings.
The last-place club will try to pick up its first USL League One home win of the year on Saturday, when it hosts the ninth-place Charlotte Independence at Kino North Stadium.
The Men in Black fall to 3-8-4 on the season with the 2-1 defeat Saturday.
“Obviously the only thing I want right now is for the team to start to win, get good results,” Merancio said.
FC Tucson got a go-ahead goal from Tucson native Donny Toia, who also picked up a red card on a second yellow in the second half, as the visiting Hailstorm pulled out a 1-1 tie at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson on Saturday, July 9, 2022.
The Men in Black are now 3-7-4 on the year after drawing 1-1 with Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC.
The Men in Black were the only West team until this season, and are now one of three. FC Tucson hosts the Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC at 7 p.m. Saturday at Kino North Stadium.
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FC Tucson (3-0-2) has two games remaining in the WPSL regular season, starting with Friday’s home finale against Arizona Arsenal.
FC Tucson's modest two game unbeaten streak ended at Kino Stadium, June 29, 2022, on a late Kickers' goal in the second half. The loss spoiled the debut of recent signee, Tucson native Donny Toia who made a late appearance at forward for Tucson in the loss.
The former Tucson Soccer Academy, Canyon Del Oro High School and Pima College star entered the match as a sub in the 75th minute.
“Obviously, we need get home points," FC Tucson coach Jon Pearlman said. "Because even if we were .500 at home, we’d be at the top of the table"
The Men in Black are next in action at home against the Richmond Kickers on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Kino North Stadium.
Fernando Garcia could make his FC Tucson (2-6-2) debut on Saturday, when the Men in Black face Chattanooga Red Wolves SC (5-5-2) at 4:30 p.m.
For the second time in less than a week, FC Tucson has signed a free agent to boost its scoring.
Now that he's back, Toia may return to forward — the position he played at Canyon del Oro High School and Pima College and in a stint with FC Tucson a decade ago.
FC Tucson is looking for a spark after starting the season 2-6-1 and falling into last place in the 11-team USL League One.
The Men in Black fall to 2-6-1 in USL League One play with the 2-1 defeat Saturday night.
Machell joined FC Tucson in April after leaving Oman, and scored a 41st-minute goal — his first of the season — in last week's 2-1 loss to Forward Madison.
Golazo, "a match day golden ale," will be available at all FC Tucson home matches starting Aug. 20.