Tucker Bone was a mainstay in the Reno 1868 FC midfield during the shortened 2020 season where he contributed four goals and one assist.
After his lone campaign in Nevada, the 24-year-old midfielder will bring his versatile skill sets to Sacramento where he’ll join the boys in Old Glory Red in their hunt of USL Championship Cup silverware this season.
Before Bone laces up his boots for the Indomitable Club in 2021, it’s time to relive some of the Air Force Academy graduate’s best goals while patrolling the pitch.
When the San Diego goalkeeper’s poor clearance fell directly to Bone’s foot, the midfielder punished him with an impressively accurate attempt on target from distance. A weak clear went straight to SRFC’s newest signing who delivered a perfectly placed shot from well-outside the box into an abandoned Loyal SC net.
Not even two full minutes into a match against Portland Timbers 2 in 2020 and Bone had his side in front. After a dangerous cross was deflected towards Bone in the middle of the box, the midfielder confidently controlled the ball with two Portland defenders closing down on him and fired an attempt on goal that beat the visiting GK. Bone generated some solid power on his shot despite little room to work with and he showcased how capable he is of capitalizing on an unexpected opportunity.
Bone scored this goal against T2 off of a deflection, but it was his ability to create the opportunity with a silky-smooth touch and turn that left his defender in the dust. Three touches after receiving the pass, Bone had already blown by his opponent and barreled towards the central part of the pitch. After pulling the ball back onto his right foot, Bone had created just enough space to rifle an attempt on target. Sure enough, it made its way to the back of the net and was the shot that elevated 1868 FC to a 3-0 lead.
Shortly after the two-minute mark on the highlight video above, his first career goal scored for Colorado Springs Switchbacks was a special one and leveled the match at 2-2 late in the game against San Antonio FC. From a dead ball free kick in the 82nd minute, a dangerous cross made its was to Bone in the box and the midfielder steered a sensational header into the back of the net. The goal was the first of his young career and showcased his fearlessness and unflinching composure in front of net when it matters most.
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