With one final victory, FC Arizona earned a trip to the National Premier Soccer League West Region playoffs. The team’s regular season finished in storybook fashion with a 2-0 win over Deportiva Coras USA U-23 to complete an epic, undefeated inaugural campaign. The Red Lions finished 12-0-4, scoring 47 goals and conceding only three.
The team’s #1 ranking gives them home field advantage in the NSPL West Region Playoffs, which include 3 Southwest Conference, 2 Golden Gate Conference, 2 Northwest Conference, and 1 Wildcard team.
#1 FC Arizona will find a familiar opponent in the opening round, which kicks off July 14 at Mesa Community College’s John Riggs Stadium. #8 Albion Pros SC will travel from San Diego in the third meeting between the two teams. Albion was one of the Red Lions’ fiercest opponents this season, and one of only three teams chalking a score against FC’s star goalkeeper, Andrew Weber.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for kids. Tickets are available for purchase ahead of the match on the team’s website, fcarizona.com. All seating is general admission.
Note: 7/10/17 Edited to add opponent information.