FC Tucson defeated Toronto FC II, 3-0, Wednesday night at Kino Sports Complex in Arizona.
Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu opened the scoring in the fifth minute, smacking a half volley into the top corner from 20 yards out after Kyle Bjornethun’s long throw was partially cleared by a Toronto defender. The goal was Wheeler-Omiunu’s second of the season.
Devin Vega doubled Tucson’s lead in the 19th minute after a tidy exchange inside with Raheem Sommersall sprung him free in the penalty area. Sommersall drove at Toronto’s back four before finding Vega with a square pass. Vega took his first touch around an on-rushing defender and tucked his third goal of the season into the back of the net.
Jordan Jones made it three for the hosts seven minutes later, slotting a shot from distance past goalkeeper Yann Alexandre Fillion to score his second goal of the season. Carlos Merancio Valdez was credited with the assists on Jones’ goal.
Bjornethun scored an own goal in the 77th minute, knocking a Luca Petrasso cross into his own net to help Toronto cut into the deficit, but that’s as close as the match would get as Tucson walked away with the 3-1 win.