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Sun Cup: Phoenix Rising, FC Tucson partner for new MLS preseason

Phoenix Rising FC and FC Tucson will the hold the Sun Cup, the seventh consecutive MLS preseason series hosted in Tucson. Phoenix and 11 MLS clubs will play here and in Phoenix in February.... Read more»

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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

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»

MLS preseason

Cascadia rivalry match set for Kino on Saturday night

While it lacks the fraught history and sectarian implications of rivalries in Europe like Rangers vs. Celtic or Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, the enmity between fans of the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders is real and palpable. Some of that will be on display at Kino Stadium on Saturday night. Both soccer teams have strong local followings and traveling fans.... Read more»

Sentinel's Ted Prezelski among those named 'Tucson Legends of Soccer'

FC Tucson honored 38 members of the Southern Arizona community with the title of "Tucson Legend of Soccer" on Friday, among them TucsonSentinel.com correspondent Ted Prezelski. Reached for comment about his honor, Tedski rambled something about the prospects for an unpronounceable Polish team to win the league title. ... Read more»

MLS in Tucson

Confident Red Bulls defeat Portland at Kino

If the more than 1,400 fans that showed up for the preseason contest between Portland Timbers FC and New York Red Bulls on Friday night in Tucson needed a reminder, the own goal scored in the fourth minute was a good indication that these were two teams in their first week of training after a winter layoff.... Read more»

MLS in Tucson: Timbers building bench strength

When Portland Timbers FC face off against the New York Red Bulls at Kino North Stadium on Friday night, it will be the first chance for the Timbers to see if they can right themselves after a disappointing 2016 season. The Timbers won an MLS Cup in 2015, but the team didn’t come close to repeating. ... Read more»

Soccer notes

Wildcats open spring with emphatic win vs. New Mexico

The University of Arizona Women’s soccer team opened up their spring schedule with an away win against the New Mexico Lobos. Plus, Tucsonans feature on MLS opening day.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup final

Revolution calling: New England pulls out 1-0 victory over Crew

In a contest between the last two MLS Cup runners-up, the 2016 Desert Diamond Cup ended Saturday night with a 1-0 pitched defensive battle. The New England Revolution came out on top of Columbus Crew SC with a goal from Teal Bunbury.... Read more»

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