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Match Report: Tucson Scores Four, Rolls Past Revolution II

By Staff, 07/18/21, 12:00AM EDT


Tobenna Uzo bagged a brace while Charlie Dennis picked up a pair of assists

TUCSON, Ariz. - FC Tucson's attack came alive as the Arizona club defeated the New England Revolution II 4-2 on Saturday night at Kino North Stadium.

Tucson raced to a two-goal lead with a pair of strikes three minutes apart in the first half. A clever set piece routine saw Daniel Bedoya open the scoring for the hosts before Shak Adams doubled the advantage on a quick counter attack moments later.

Revolution II attacker Damian Rivera would pull a goal back before halftime, nutmegging his defender before producing a fine finish. But Tucson's Tobenna Uzo restored the two-goal cushion early in the second half with a towering header, his first goal for the club.

Uzo would add another headed goal in the 75th minute before Ryan Sierakowski got a late consolation strike for New England. When the final whistle sounded, Tucson claimed the three points, extending its unbeaten run to three games since interim Head Coach Jon Pearlman took the reins.

New England's next fixture is a Friday meeting with Toronto FC II, while Tucson will return to action on Saturday, July 24 when it hosts Union Omaha. Player of the Match

Tobenna Uzo, FC Tucson - In addition to his excellent brace, Uzo drew more fouls than any other player in the game (five) and also led all players in duels won with nine.

Goal Summary

  • TUC (23') - Bedoya, assisted by Dennis
  • TUC (26') - Adams, unassisted
  • NE (34') - Rivera, assisted by Rozhansky
  • TUC (47') - Uzo, assisted by Dennis
  • TUC (75') - Uzo, assisted by Rodriguez
  • NE (81') - Sierakowski, unassisted

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