FC Tucson defeats Albuquerque, 2-1, in dramatic fashion
10:57 PM, Jul 3, 2017
11:04 PM, Jul 3, 2017
Instead of red, white, and blue, there were red and yellow cards at Kino Stadium on Monday night.
The fireworks started just before halftime. That's when Tucson's Ozzie Ramos, who was retaliating to a take down, kicked Albuquerque's Jack Clancy just before a free kick.
Instead of being thrown out of the game, Ramos was promptly given a yellow card. Clancy, unhappy that Ramos wasn't tossed, starting arguing with officials. Clancy then got a red card. And, Tommy Ramos from the Albuquerque bench also received a red card.
Tucson, which was on the attack for the much of the first half, then got to go up against a Sol team that played the second half with ten men. In the 67th minute, a one-timer by Moshe Perez put Tucson on the board.
Then, in stoppage time, Albuquerque was called for a hand ball in the box off a shot by Edgar Reyna. Tucson's Tate Schmitt converted on a penalty kick, and Tucson won, 2-1, in dramatic fashion.
The game, on fireworks night, was played before 2,210 fans at Kino Stadium.