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Tucson, AZ (Friday, November 22, 2013) — Today United Soccer Leagues announced finalists for its end-of-year organizational awards and FC Tucson was nominated in two different categories for Premier Development League (PDL) clubs: marketing and communications. Last season, FC Tucson was named the PDL Rookie Franchise of the Year.

"We're incredibly proud to be among the finalists for these two awards," said the FC Tucson ownership group in a joint statement. "This kind of honor doesn't come without the fervent support of our fans at home and abroad who followed the team on a daily basis during our 2013 regular season and our memorable 2013 U.S. Open Cup run."

In the marketing category, FC Tucson was a finalist alongside Reading United AC and Victoria Highlanders FC. In the communications category, FC Tucson was a finalist alongside Reading United AC and the Austin Aztex.

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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