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Lalas Abubakar during warmups in Colorado's match against Kansas City at Kino North Stadium last Saturday.

Rapids center back talks preseason soccer and hair before his team's match against bottom-dwelling Texans, as the game with the Dynamo closes out MLS Desert Showcase matches in Tucson. Read more»

RSL defender Donny Toia greets his daughter after winning the 2021 Sun Cup. Preseason matches are being dubbed the Desert Showcase this year.

FC Tucson has announced dates for Major League Soccer preseason matches in Tucson, with organizers dropping the idea of a "Cup" tournament and billing the games as the "Desert Showcase." Read more»

Arizona forward Jada Talley in action against ASU in a win on March 19th.

Arizona is scheduled for the final two home matches with a contest against Stanford on Friday and California on Sunday. Plus: a limited-capacity Kino will host the first matches of the Sun Cup on Saturday. Read more»

Columbus midfielder Lucas Zelarayan against the Houston Dynamo.

The Columbus Crew earned the Sun Cup trophy on Saturday night in the team’s first year of participating in preseason competition at Kino Sports Complex. This year marked the 10th February that Tucson has hosted Major League Soccer teams. Read more»

Dynamo players huddle before Saturday night’s match at Kino

Seattle established a two-goal lead, but Houston came back with three in the final quarter-hour as preseason soccer play continued in Tucson. Read more»

Midfielders Juan David Cabezas (5) and Osvaldo Alonso (6) meet during the scrimmage.

Minnesota United FC and Houston Dynamo met at Kino North Stadium on surprisingly chilly Wednesday night for a scrimmage in front of a small crowd. The night ended in no goals for either side, but plenty of confrontations. Read more»

Houston Dynamo coach Wilmer Cabrera leads his players in a cool down session at a surprisingly chilly practice session at Kino Sports Complex on Tuesday afternoon

The 2018 version of the Houston Dynamo had an impressive attack, the issue was on the back line. Additions for the defense have been added for 2019's preseason, as soccer spring training gets underway in Tucson. Read more»

New England forward Teal Bunbury rides a tackle just outside of the Houston box.

New England Revolution coach Brad Friedel ended his first preseason with a cup after his team won the Mobile Mini Sun Cup after a penalty kick shootout. Read more»

It was a good day for teams from the Lone Star State in the Sun Cup preseason soccer tourney in Tucson on Saturday as Texans outscored their competition 10 - 4. Read more» 1

Houston captain Ricardo Clark squares to take a shot against the 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»

A. J. DeLaGarza's (No. 20, center) new teammates protect him from an angry David Villa last week at Kino North Stadium.

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»

New York City FC's David Villa takes a shot under pressure from two Houston players.

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»

Kansas City defender Jimmy Medranda attempts to tackle the ball away from Colorado midfielder Dillon Powers.

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

Houston's Cristian Maidana beats a Colorado defender on his way into the box.

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

New England's Diego Fagundez faces off with Vancouver's Nicolás Mezquida on Saturday night.

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»

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