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FC Tucson prepares for Drogba & company

FC Tucson is getting ready for a preseason match this Saturday against Phoenix Rising FC, a soccer team that boasts some big names.... Read more»

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Phoenix Rising gets narrow win in sort-of debut for Drogba

Phoenix's soccer club battled back a 20-minute barrage to hold on for a win. Oh yeah, Didier Drogba was there too.... Read more»

Arizona Wildcats soccer

Wildcats continue spring season against UTEP Miners

Th spring season continues for the Arizona women’s soccer team when they take on the UTEP Miners Saturday at 4 p.m. at Mulcahy Stadium.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup

Dynamic Catracho Quioto powers Dynamo win over Rapids

Honduran forward Romell Quioto scored a brace that earned the Houston Dynamo a win over the Colorado Rapids and the championship in the Desert Diamond Cup.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup

Johnson’s heroics save NYC FC on Cup’s final day

If there were any doubts that U.S. national team keeper Sean Johnson was a great acquisition for New York City FC, they were allayed near the hour mark of the team’s match against Sporting Kansas City at Kino Stadium on Saturday afternoon in Tucson.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup

Red Bulls back-ups drop one to Revs

The final day of the Desert Diamond Cup began Saturday afternoon with win for last year’s champion New England Revolution over the New York Red Bulls. Goals came from Kelyn Rowe and Lee Nguyen.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup

Former LAG defender DeLaGarza welcomes new environment in Houston

The Houston Dynamo faces the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night at Kino Stadium. Yes, it’s a preseason contest in front of a Tucson crowd, but after they placed second to last in the standings in 2016, it’s important to the Houston Dynamo.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup

Cascio gets second chance with Rapids

Tony Cascio, an Arizona native, got the call from his old club while he was at the hospital after his wife gave birth to their first child. After an injury-laden career that’s taken Cascio from Colorado to Houston and now back to Colorado with some stops in between, he had felt like hanging up things as a professional soccer player.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup

Houston downs NYCFC 3 - 1 in controversial, historic match

The platoon of Houston Dynamo fans that braved the cold and wind at Kino North Stadium on Saturday night will remember the trio of goals scored by Romell Quioto, Alex and Memo Rodriguez. The game will be memorable to the rest of the soccer world for the novel and controversial sending off of Spanish great David Villa.... Read more»

Rainy Raps rebut Revs in Desert Diamond Cup match

Colorado and New England had a rainy dress rehearsal for their MLS opening day match on Saturday afternoon. Colorado’s Caleb Calvert had a brace that gave his side a 3 - 1 win over the Revs.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup

KC but no sunshine: Sporting beats Red Bulls

Sporting Kansas City made short work of an improvised line-up of the New York Red Bulls at Kino North Stadium on Saturday afternoon.... Read more»

MLS preseason

Revs, Rapids looking to fix flaws in Desert Diamond Cup match

The Colorado Rapids and New England Revolution suit up Saturday for a Desert Diamond Cup game. It won’t only be a dress rehearsal from their March 4 opening day contest against each other, but will be a chance for both teams to work on some necessary changes from last season.... Read more»

Pics: Houston, Red Bulls come away with wins in MLS preseason

The promotional materials say that the Desert Diamond Cup begins on Saturday, but six soccer teams were in action on Wednesday night.... Read more»

MLS preseason

FC Tucson struggles to corral Red Bulls at Naranja Park

FC Tucson took the drive up Oracle Road to face the New York Red Bulls in a soccer scrimmage at Oro Valley’s Naranja Park on Saturday night. A crowd of 300 people brought their own chairs and blankets and watched as the Red Bulls beat the home side 3 - 1.... Read more»

New coach Pearlman vows to 'die trying' in leading FC Tucson

FC Tucson has named Jonathan Pearlman, longtime general manager of the club, as the new head coach of the local semi-pro soccer team. "I swear to you, no one's going to work harder than I am and no one loves soccer in this city more than I do. I feel like I'll do a good job or die trying," he said.... Read more»

MLS preseason

Sounders, Timbers battle to 1-1 tie in noisy, foul-laden match

A record Kino crowd of 4,064 watched a pitched battle that ended in a 1-1 tie Saturday. The match was ostensibly a training exercise, but egged on by cheers from Sounders fans and often profane chants from Timbers fans, the two soccer teams committed 21 fouls in just the first half. ... Read more»

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