Arizona United can’t seem to score

Arizona United had difficulties all over the field in 2015, and a failure to score goals was certainly one of them. Hoping for an improvement on last year’s effort, fans of the 2016 side can’t be impressed so far.

Say what you will about preseason, but in five tune-up matches, United has scored precisely three goals – all of them against a hastily-assembled PDL club during the Desert Diamond Cup.

The somewhat-mysterious absence of Long Tan notwithstanding, Arizona must find the back of the net this season. Flashes of ambition from Frank Yallop’s charges, including a penchant for overlapping fullback offense, have not been rewarded, and one is left to wonder: is this déjà vu all over again?