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FC Tucson scrimmages against local club Friday

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FC Tucson scrimmages against local club Friday

Team owners announce Red Bulls, Galaxy to come to Tucson next year

FC Tucson is not playing a home game Friday night. Well, not strictly.

Los Tucsonenses will be playing a scrimmage (Coach Rick Schantz refers to it as an "exhibition") against Atlas United, a team that plays in the local Menlo League that includes players that played for the Arizona Select team that fans saw two weeks ago as well as players that have tried out for FC Tucson.

They will be playing at Golf Links Sports Complex, 2400 S. Craycroft Rd., at 8 p.m. and Schantz wants to see FC Tucson's fans show up. The price is right: free.

Those fans that want to see a more official game will have to wait until next week, when FC Tucson plays against FC Sunland, a team from the El Paso area. That game will be on July 8, at 8 p.m. at La Cienega High School. As usual, tickets are $8, and can be purchased from the team's website or from the Shop at 3500 N. Campbell Ave..

The game at La Cienega will be the last home game, but the team has been invited to participate in the Albion Showcase on July 15 and 16. The tournament will be held at the University of California San Diego.

Another appearance for the Red Bulls plus Landon Donovan?

It looks like we have two more teams for next year's Desert Cup. FC Tucson managing partner Greg Foster confirmed to KVOA this week that the New York Red Bulls, who played here in March, and the Los Angeles Galaxy will be participants.

The Galaxy is one of the more storied teams in Major League Soccer, and includes U.S. national team players like Landon Donovan and Frankie Hejduk, as well as international stars like Juan Pablo Ángel. However, fans hoping to see Victoria Beckham in the bleachers at Hi Corbett watching her husband play may be disappointed: David's contract with the Galaxy runs out at the end of this season.

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