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Gameday Previews - Sunday, Sept. 11

By Staff, 09/11/22, 4:30PM EDT


Omaha can return to top of table with win in Tucson

FC Tucson vs. Union Omaha

Venue: Kino North Stadium; Tucson, Ariz.
Kickoff: 10 p.m. ET
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 82°
Hashtag: #TUCvOMA

In an ultra-competitive top of the table, Union Omaha (10-3-10, 2nd) will need to gather as many points as possible to stave off challengers such as Greenville and Richmond. Omaha has dominated FC Tucson (5-12-5, 11th) since the pair’s first meeting in 2020, accumulating an impressive 8-1-0 record against its western foe. The lone match on Sunday, an Omaha win would see the Owls return to the top of the table. An FC Tucson win, though, could further position the last-place side for a late playoff push.

TUC - Franco Pérez: Seeing increased usage as the season winds down, the Aldosivi loanee has contributed to Tucson’s late-season playoff push. Pérez tallied a goal and an assist in Tucson’s tough 3-2 loss to Fuego FC last Wednesday before contributing with a pair of chances created and a trio of fouls won in his side’s win over Charlotte last week.

OMA - Dion Acoff: After coming off the bench in Omaha’s 1-0 win over Madison last Wednesday, Acoff made the most of his start against Chattanooga with an incredible stoppage-time winner to go along with seven recoveries and a perfect dribble completion and tackle success rate.

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