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Desert Diamond Cup: FC Tucson succumbs to Az United attack

A streak ended at Kino Sports Complex Wednesday afternoon. FC Tucson lost to a Phoenix team for the first time in its history, as they faced off against Arizona United SC in a Desert Diamond Cup match.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup

FC Tucson, Az United fans hope rivalry begins Weds

Wednesday afternoon will be the first time FC Tucson will face off with Arizona United SC. Fans are eager to establish a rivalry. The local Cactus Pricks even refuse to even call Arizona United by its proper name. “They are Maricopa County United.”... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup: New England, Kansas City end level

New England’s Charlie Davies and Lee Nguyen had numerous chances on goal, but it fell to Teal Bunbury to even things up for the Revs when they took on Sporting Kansas City in the Desert Diamond Cup on Saturday night.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup: Crew-Salt Lake, Houston-Colorado end in draws

Columbus's Kei Kamara has now scored more goals than some teams have in this year's Desert Diamond Cup.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup

Swope Park, Az United in 'brilliant' scoreless tussle in Tucson

A chippy match between the Desert Diamond Cup’s USL sides ended with neither team able to score Saturday night, despite compelling chances for Arizona United. The lack of goals may be a turn-off to some, but there was plenty of action if you want to see players throwing elbows, grabbing jerseys and engaging in low-grade nastiness.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup

Revolution, RSL draw in 6-goal Desert Cup thriller

The Desert Diamond Cup’s first night headlining match between the New England Revolution and Real Salt Lake provided spectators with six goals and two red cards.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup

Swope Park beats former MLS champs in Tucson debut

As games got underway in the Desert Diamond Cup, Swope Park Rangers delivered defeat to the Colorado Rapids in their very first full match. Columbus and Kansas City tied in a see-saw competition during their preseason soccer match in Tucson.... Read more»

Timbers vs. Sounders

Preseason soccer: Jack Mac on the attack

A capacity crowd of 3,112 fans packed Kino Stadium on Saturday night to get a taste of American soccer’s fiercest rivalry. By the time the green smoke and chants faded, the Portland Timbers got the better of their Cascadia opponents, Seattle Sounders FC, in this round of their long-standing feud.... Read more»

MLS Preseason

Soccer: Caps and Dynamo carry Desert Diamond Cup undercards

Kino Sports Complex hosted simultaneous preseason matches early Saturday evening. Both matches served as a prologue for the rivalry match between Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers later that night.... Read more»

Preseason soccer

Porter, Timbers get back to business after MLS Cup win

The Portland Timbers are scheduled to take on the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night in a preseason friendly at Kino Sports Complex. It will be the first MLS competition since the Timbers won it all in December.... Read more»

Preseason soccer in Tucson

Few new names, but a familiar Kino complex for Kansas City's preseason

They only spend a few weeks a year here, but for Sporting Kansas City, Tucson is like home. Peter Vermes and SKC are in the middle of their sixth preseason trip to Tucson.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Goats vs. Gophers at Chase Field

Two Liga MX soccer teams are set to square off at Phoenix’s Chase Field on Sunday for a friendly match. The game will feature Club de Fútbol Pachuca and Club Deportivo Guadalajara — the Dallas Cowboys of Mexican soccer.... Read more»

Soccer’s success in Arizona validated by int'l events, youth expansion

The announcement that the Copa America Centenario would bring international soccer matches to Phoenix next summer was cheered by local officials who believe the powerhouse tournament will foster the development of the sport in Arizona.... Read more»

Yallop to steer the good ship Arizona United

A familiar face will be taking the reins at Arizona United SC. Former Major League Soccer Coach of the Year Frank Yallop has been named head coach and president of soccer operations.... Read more»

10 MLS teams announced for Desert Cup, Friendlies

Ten Major League Soccer teams will join FC Tucson in the 2016 Desert Cup and Desert Friendlies matches, along with U.S. National Team soccer stars such as Clint Dempsey, Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando. The fifth year of the preseason event will be in late January and early February.... Read more»

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