FC Tucson (6-12-6, 11th) will host North Carolina FC (7-12-5, 10th) as the pair of last-place sides kick off Week 26. Despite currently sitting at the bottom of the table, neither side has been eliminated from postseason contention at the moment. A win by Tucson or win/draw by North Carolina would mean that that respective side would avoid elimination this week. As both sides hope to extend their unbeaten streaks, Tucson will hope to top NCFC for the first time since the pair's first meeting back in 2021.
TUC - Louis Perez: In his first season with Tucson, the Frenchman has proved vitally effective in creating goals as he leads FC Tucson with seven assists.
NC - Garrett McLaughlin: McLaughlin is leading his side with a whopping 12 goals on the season as he aims to propel NCFC to another positive result.