FC Arizona has a lot to be happy about right now. They’re currently on a six-game undefeated streak, most recently defeating Temecula FC 4-0 on Saturday evening in front of a 3,000-person home crowd. Before the season, owner Scott Taylor shared his high hopes for attendance- and it looks like he’s getting the numbers he anticipated! I had the chance to connect again with Taylor this week who (not surprisingly) speaks about the team with a twinkle in his eye.
“The season is going great, I’m really proud of the dedication and hard work shown by our players and coaches so far.” ~ FC Arizona Owner, Scott Taylor
Overall, the team’s production on the field has a lot to do with Coach Aidan Davison. Taylor shares that he truly is a professional caliber coach, boosting the team’s confidence and empowering the players to succeed. Another thing bringing the team to the top of the table is an impressive lineup of talent. Midfielder Ari Sanchez absolutely took over the game against Albion Pros, coming straight out of the gate with two shots early in the game. Taylor also pointed to centers Mo Salama and Dom Papa as players to watch, as they’ve been awesome contributors throughout the season so far.
“We’re off to a pretty impressive start, and I think the team will only continue to get better. We are at the top of the table for good reason…When I think of the season so far, I have to smile. I think we are just getting warmed up!” ~ Scott Taylor
FC Arizona to Face the NPSL Number 1
The upcoming schedule will continue to challenge the team. The National Premiere Soccer League’s Southwest Conference title is on the line this weekend as FC Arizona hosts another undefeated team, Deportivo Coras USA. Coras, based out of Riverside, CA, has six wins on the season, inching them just higher than FC AZ and their 5-0-1 record. A bit later in May, Premiere Development Team Albuquerque Sol will lace up their cleats in Mesa, another match up Taylor anticipates to be exciting for both players and fans.
Big things are happening for FC Arizona off the field as well. Perhaps the most significant recent development was the team’s procurement of an official jersey sponsor, locally owned Commercial Properties Incorporated (CPI). FC Arizona players will now display the CPI logo on the front of their jerseys. Additionally, the team hosted a recent meet and greet at AZ Mills, allowing fans the opportunity to engage with the players, get autographs and take home other team swag. As Taylor puts it, “We are doing the right things on and off the field.”
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