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FC Tucson roster announced vs. Chivas USA

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Tucson, AZ (Thursday, November 14, 2013) — Today FC Tucson officially announced its 22-man roster for the FC Tucson Fall Showcase against Chivas USA this Friday, November 15, at 7 p.m. FC Tucson's roster features players from FC Tucson's most recent Premier Development League campaign mixed in with players from the club's past seasons and a couple of local players who will be dressing for the club for the very first time

"I feel very good about the quality and depth of our roster for this event," said FC Tucson General Manager Jon Pearlman. "We have players that excel on both sides of the ball. This match is a celebration and with players of this caliber, I'm sure we can expect a great game."

FC Tucson will kick off against Chivas USA in the FC Tucson Fall Showcase this Friday, November 15, at 7 p.m. at the new North Stadium at Kino Sports Complex. Tickets for the match are still available and can be purchased at FCTucson.com

FC Tucson Roster

1 Larry Jackson — GK

Jackson was a four-year starter at Santa Clara from 2009-12. He was the 2012 West Coast Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and a NSCAA All-Far West Region Third team selection. During his senior season, in 18 starts, Jackson posted an 8-2-1 conference record and an 11-5-1 record overall.

2 Reid Schmitt — M/D

Schmidt was a regular starter during FC Tucson's first season in the Premier Development League. In 2012, he appeared in 16 matches and scored a goal and notched two assists. His 1,175 minutes played was the third-most on the team.

In 2013, Schmitt spent his time with USLPro's Phoenix FC. He appeared in 17 matches for 936 minutes and notched two assists.

3 Kareem Smith — D

Smith was a defensive stalwart for FC Tucson in 2012 and was part of a backline that once had a 548-minute shutout streak. In 2012 Smith appeared in 12 matches and played 995 minutes. Smith also made five appearances for the Trinidad & Tobago national team and has played professionally in Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, the Faroe Islands and in the U.S. with the Rochester Rhinos.

4 Michael Kraus — D

Kraus appeared in five matches for FC Tucson in 2012 and played a total of 439 minutes. Prior to his time with FC Tucson, Kraus spent time with MLS's Kansas City Wizards from 2007-2009. He's notable for scoring his first MLS goal one minute into his professional career. Prior to his MLS career, Kraus won a Premier Development League National Championship with the Des Moines Menace in 2005 and was the 2006 Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year while at Creighton University.

5 Saeed Robinson — F

Robinson appeared in 13 matches for FC Tucson in 2013, for a total of 542 minutes. He scored six points thanks to two goals and two assists. Prior to FC Tucson, Robinson was a forward at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2011 he was the PacWest Newcomer of the Year and a First Team All-PacWest Conference selection while leading the team in points, goals, game-winning goals and second in assists. He was Grand Canyon's top offensive player again in 2012, leading the team in all major offensive categories (18 goals, six assists, 42 points).

6 Travis Campbell — D

Campbell has spent his past two summers playing for FC Tucson. In 2012 Campbell appeared in six matches and played a total of 518 minutes, tallying one assist, before his season was cut short due to injury. In 2013, Campbell was the team's captain and appeared in 11 matches for a total of 985 minutes and collecting one assist.

7 Mike Duhaney — D

Duhaney, the 1997 Major League Soccer Rookie of the Year, is a seasoned soccer veteran with 121 matches of MLS experience with the Tampa Bay Mutiny, New York/New Jersey MetroStars and Columbus Crew. He also spent a season playing with Germany's 1. FSV Mainz 05.

8 Dom Papa — M/D

Papa was a member of FC Tucson's first team in 2011, before it joined the Premier Development League. In 2012, Papa appeared in 12 matches and played 942 minutes, scoring one goal in that span. Papa also spent some time with North American Soccer League side San Antonio Scorpions.

9 Scott Morrison — M

Morrison spent his 2013 playing for USLPro side Phoenix FC. He made 25 appearances for the Wolves, for a total of 2,250 minutes. He scored three goals and provided two assists in that span. Prior to Phoenix FC, Morrison spent time with Scottish Clubs Ross County, Dunferline Athletic and Aberdeen.

10 Alejandro Gonzalez — M

Gonzalez is a Tucson Soccer Academy product who currently attends Flowing Wells High School.

11 James Urbany — M

Urbany is an experienced defensive-minded midfielder with goal-scoring ability. He played his college soccer at New Mexico.

12 Gavino Carranza — M

In 2013, Cranza became the youngest player to ever play for FC Tucson (16 years old). He is currently training with the Real Salt Lake Academy in Casa Grande, AZ.

13 Ricardo Mardoqueo — F

Mardoqueo has played professional soccer all over Mexico with stop at Toluca, Buhos de Hermosillo, Murcielagos FC and most recently with Club Deportivo de los Altos 

14 Dakota Collins — F

Collins appeared in 13 matches for FC Tucson in 2013, scoring five goals and adding two assists to his name in 943 minutes of play. Prior to FC Tucson, Collins played his college soccer at Cal Poly and UCLA.

15 Stephen Posa — M

Posa appeared in 11 matches for 377 minutes for FC Tucson in 2013. He played his college soccer at the University of San Diego.

16 Isaac Ikyurav — F

Ikyurav appeared in eight matches and scored two goals in 491 minutes of play for FC Tucson in 2013. He just finished his senior season with Sacramento State, where he was Big West All Conference Honorable Mention

17 Edgar Reyna — D

Reyna was a workhorse for FC Tucson along the backline in 2013, appearing in 13 matches for a team-leading 1,139 minutes. He previously played college soccer for Pima County Community College and Columbia (Mo.) College

18 Roman Acosta — GK

Acosta was an original member of FC Tucson in its debut season of 2011. This past season he served as the club's goalkeeper coach.

21 Devon Grousis — D

Grousis spent 2013 with Phoenix FC, appearing in 21 matches and playing a total of 1,817 minutes. Prior to his professional career, Grousis played at Fresno City College and with Premier Development League side Fresno Fuego, a rival of FC Tucson's.

22 Sadam Ali — F

Ali is a Fort Lowell Soccer Club product who attends Rincon High School.

23 David Clemens — F

Clemens appeared in 13 matches for FC Tucson in 2013, tallying five goals and an assist for 11 points in 834 minutes of play. His five goals and 11 points were tied for the team lead. This fall he just finished his senior season at Virginia Tech.

25 Gabe Silveira

Silveira appeared in 11 matches for FC Tucson in 2013, scoring five goals and adding an assist for 11 points in 729 minutes of play. He was tied for the team lead in points and goals with David Clemens. This fall Silveira finished his senior season at Sacramento State.

About FC Tucson

FC Tucson, established in 2010, is committed to bringing the highest caliber of competitive soccer to Tucson and establishing a successful and long-lasting source of pride for city, county, state and country. FC Tucson owns FC Tucson Soccer, Tucson's top-level soccer team and the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup, a Major League Soccer pre-season tournament. Our owners, coaches, players and staff will play to win in sport, business and community connection. We recognize that our quality, commitment and passion for the game will guide our success and establish deep bonds with our stakeholders as we strive to be recognized and respected locally, nationally and internationally. In 2012, FC Tucson was named the PDL Rookie Franchise of the Year. To stay up to date on what is going on with the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup, check out the team's website at www.fctucson.com. You can also visit the team's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FCTUCSON and follow all of the news related to FC Tucson on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FCTucson.

About Kino Sports Complex

Kino Sports Complex is the largest sports and entertainment venue in Pima County. The home of the Triple-A Tucson Padres baseball team and the FC Tucson soccer club includes the 11,000-seat Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, a 2,000-seat North Grandstand soccer field and a 2,000-seat North Stadium under construction. Along with seven more baseball fields (four with lights), lighted softball fields, and four more soccer fields, it is a great fit for youth, amateur and professional sports, concerts, and community events. Visit www.kinosportscomplex.com or call (520) 546-5466.

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