Club tied for first place in Western Conference
AUSTIN, Texas (April 11, 2015) – Arizona United Soccer Club (3-0-0) improved upon its perfect start to the 2015 season on Saturday night. The club picked up its third USL victory after defeating the Austin Aztex (2-2-0), 1-0, at House Park. Forward Long Tan scored the match winner in the second half from Brad Stisser’s assist and goalkeeper Carl Woszczynski earned his first shutout.
The victory is another impressive result from Arizona United SC, who have won its first three matches on the road. The club has one more scheduled road match, April 18 at Orange County Blues FC, before it makes its home debut at Scottsdale Stadium on April 25 against the Portland Timbers FC 2. Tickets are available at arizonaunited.com/tickets.
Arizona United SC took control of the match before the halftime break and resumed its dominace at the start of the second half with high pressure from the midfielders and forwards. The tactic paid off in the 49th minute when the Austin Aztex were forced to play back to their goalkeeper, who cleared the ball forward. Stisser, brought on at the start of the second half, was able to redirected the ball down after he jumped in front of the clearance.
Defender Damian Rosales beat two Austin Aztex players to be ball and he played a through ball to Stisser on the wing. He charged towards the box at an angle and played a square ball to Long Tan, who redirected the ball into the top corner for the lone goal in the match.
Tan looked to double his goal count less than 10 minutes later after midfielder Joey Dillon sliced through the Aztex backline in the 58th minute. Dillon picked his head up and played a low cross to Tan, who was too strong on the touch as the ball flew over the crossbar.
The visitors continued to keep apply high pressure, which created chances for Stisser in the 61st minute and Tan in the 73rd minute. Unfortunately for Arizona United SC, Stisser’s shot sailed wide and Tan’s shot was saved.
Arizona United SC played suffocating defense over the final 20 minutes of action and thwarted any Aztex attack with timely defending to told on for the victory.
Arizona United SC makes its home debut at Scottsdale Stadium on April 25 against the Portland Timbers FC 2 at 7:30 p.m. PT.
Season tickets to Arizona United SC matches start at $178 – $12 per match – while single-game tickets start at $15 per game. For ticketing information, contact the Arizona United SC front office by calling 623-594-9606 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, all Arizona United SC home matches include free parking.
Notes: Dating back to last year, Arizona United SC is currently on a seven-match winning streak against USL competition…Long Tan has now scored seven goals in 15 appearances…Arizona Untied has outscored opponents 5-2; and has outscored opponents 3-0 during the second half.
-Arizona United Soccer Club Match Report-
Match: Arizona United Soccer Club at Austin Aztex
Date: April 11, 2015
Venue: House Park
Kickoff: 6:00 p.m. PT
Weather: Cloudy, 70 degrees
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AZ – Long Tan (assist: Brad Stisser) – 49th minute
ATX - Sainey Touray (caution) – 21st minute
AZ - Joey Dillon (caution) – 80th minute
ATX - Kyle Hoffer (caution) – 90th minute
Shots: AZ (8) | ATX (8)
Shots on goal: AZ (4) | ATX (1)
Corner kicks: AZ (1) | ATX (4)
Offsides: AZ (4) | ATX (2)
Saves: AZ (3) | ATX (1)
Arizona United SC: Carl Woszczynski, Damian Rosales, Tyler Ruthven, Rob Valentino (C), Scott Morrison, Milton Blanco (Daniel Antúnez 59′), Joey Dillon, Jonathan Top, Robbie Derschang (Brad Stisser 46′), Long Tan, Dennis Chin (George Malki 84′)
Substitutions not used: Jacole Turner, Brock Granger, Victor Muñoz, Alex Shinsky
Austin Aztex: Devin Perales, Ryan Roushandel (Tony Rocha), Mikey Ambrose, Travis Golden (Andres Cuero), Kyle Hoffer, Drew Yates (Trevin Cesar), Kris Tyrpak, Max Gunderson, Sainey Touray, Kalen Ryden, Lance Rozeboom
Substitutions not used: Cody Laurendi, Leone Cruz, Mozzi Gyorio