FC Arizona announced its formation on July 19, 2016 with a press release. Its owner is Scott Taylor, owner of the Taylor Insurance Agency. The team held a launch party on August 5, 2016 at Mesa Community College, where the team will play its home games. They joined the NPSL on September 22, 2016 and were placed in the Southwest Conference. The team colors are Red, Yellow and Blue. Their kits were voted on by their fans.
FC Arizona defeated Real San Jose 5-0 in their first match on March 4, 2017 before an announced crowd of 2,842 at Riggs Stadium.