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MLS Preseason returns to Tucson with a new name: Desert Showcase

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»

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MLS preseason

Sun Cup: Real Salt Lake earns Tucson soccer trophy despite loss on final day

The 2021 edition of the Visit Tucson Sun Cup closed Saturday night with Real Salt Lake winning the coveted preseason trophy. RSL’s two wins earned them six points to finish at the top of the table, despite their loss on the final day of the tournament.... Read more»

2021 Visit Tucson Sun Cup

Hey! Mastroeni: Former Tucson Amigo returns to Kino as RSL assistant

Arizona-raised Pablo Mastroeni has made several preseason trips to Tucson, but this year marks his first as an assistant coach for RSL. The MLS Cup winner and World Cup vet talks about growing as a coach and his playing days in Tucson.... Read more»

Preseason soccer

Sun Cup: Galaxy & Colorado play to 2-2 draw; RSL downs Rising 1 - 0

Wednesday afternoon and evening saw the second day of Sun Cup preseason soccer action in Tucson. Pima County’s COVID restrictions meant a relatively small crowd saw the five goals scored on the day.... Read more»

MLS preseason

RSL thrashes Colorado & SKC downs LAG in opening Sun Cup matches

The 2021 Visit Tucson Sun Cup featured two matches Saturday: an afternoon contest between Sporting Kansas City and the LA Galaxy and an evening match featuring Rocky Mountain rivals Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Wildcat soccer's final home weekend features Stanford, Cal

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»

Soccer notes

Major League Soccer preseason kicks off in Tucson on March 16

Major League Soccer preseason will begin in Tucson on March 16. Plus: Sacramento's loss could be Phoenix's gain; Cougars call off Tucson swing.... Read more»

Soccer notes

COVID squeeze on Wildcat preconference season; MLS preseason still up in air

Playing in the spring rather than the fall has upended the usual preparation for the Arizona Wildcats’ PAC-12 matches. In a normal season, the coaching staff has a few matches the previous spring to prepare the players that are going to return, then a few fall matches to work in any freshmen and transfers.... Read more»

Preseason soccer in Tucson a homecoming for Real Salt Lake players

Real Salt Lake has strong ties to Southern Arizona, including four players who either grew up in Tucson or played for FC Tucson.... Read more»

MLS preseason

RSL, Sounders post wins in first full day of Sun Cup

After a “soft” Wednesday opening for the Sun Cup, fans that came to Kino Stadium on Saturday saw a revamped LA Galaxy and got a small taste of the storied Portland - Seattle rivalry. Soccer spring training continues in Tucson.... Read more»

Soccer notes

FC Tucson’s Herrera signs for Real Salt Lake

The bad news is that you won’t see Aaron Herrera on the back line for FC Tucson this coming season. The good news is you’ll see him play in Major League Soccer.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Former FC Tucson player Velazco embraces new role for Monarchs

Former FC Tucson player Ricardo Velazco brought his own cheering section and new responsibilities to his team's game in Phoenix.... 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

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»

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»

Desert Diamond Cup

10-man RSL vanquishes Colorado in 'gritty' DDC final

The Colorado Rapids found out in the Desert Diamond Cup final on Saturday night that being up a man does not guarantee a win in soccer. The Rapids lost to Real Salt Lake 2-1 in front of 3,692 fans at Kino North Stadium.... Read more»

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