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A corner kick is cleared by the Salt Lake defense.

The match started off choppy for both Seattle Sounders FC and Real Salt Lake at Kino Stadium Saturday night. The Sounders had the better of the chances, and ended the game on top 2-1. Read more»

Revs midfielder Chris Tierney and Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso clash near the edge of the Seattle penalty area.

The New York Red Bulls have gone through an upheaval since they exited in the first round of the 2012 playoffs, but Coach Mike Petke wants to stay away from the R-word. Plus: Revs' Tierney out for Saturday, RSL's Kreis impressed by Salcedo. Read more»

The New York Red Bulls battled back to a draw at Kino Stadium on Wednesday after the match looked like it could have been a disaster for them when Real Salt Lake scored two goals against them in the first three minutes. Read more»

The first match-ups in the Desert Diamond Cup happen on Wednesday at Kino Stadium. This year’s field includes two teams getting ready for continental competition, one team with a brand new coach and another in the process of rebuilding. Read more»

FC Tucson's match with FC Edmonton ended with a 1-1 draw Saturday.

FC Tucson’s preseason continues until their first scheduled match in the Premier Development League, a Cinco de Mayo contest in California against the Fresno Fuego. Read more»

Galaxy players and staff raise the Desert Diamond Cup trophy in celebration of their win over the New England Revolution.

The LA Galaxy ended their first Desert Diamond Cup in triumph with a penalty kick victory against the New England Revolution. Read more»

LA midfielder Juninho fouls New York forward Thierry Henry.

New York Red Bulls forwards Thierry Henry and Kenny Cooper each tallied a goal in their defeat of the LA Galaxy on Wednesday night. The Red Bulls beat the defending Major League Soccer Cup champions by a score of 2-1. Read more»

The revs defend a corner kick early in the game.  Real Salt Lake and the New England Revolution both rested many regular starters for their encounter.

The New England Revolution secured a spot in the Desert Diamond Cup final with a win against Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night. More than 6,200 fans saw the Revs notch their third win in the preseason tournament, 2-1. Read more»

David Beckham takes a photo with 7-year-old Maggie Cagle on Saturday at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.

LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham spoke to reporters after Tuesday practice. Plus: Will fans see Henry? Donovan? Read more»

The LA Galaxy beat Real Salt Lake 2-0 on Saturday.

Real Salt Lake had the majority of possession and shots in the first half against the LA Galaxy, but couldn't find the back of the net before two of their players were ejected. In the end, the Cobalt and Claret fell to the Galaxy 2-0. Read more»

LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham tackles the ball away from New England's Shalrie Joseph during Wednesday's match.

Major League Soccer Executive Vice President Nelson Rodriguez had only good things to say about Tucson following the start of the Desert Diamond Cup earlier this week. Also: national team call-ups could mean we miss some stars. Read more»

LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham tackles the ball away from New England's Shalrie Joseph.

The Desert Diamond Cup kicked off with an attack-minded contest that ended with the New England Revolution victorious over the LA Galaxy 3-2, then Real Salt Lake defeating the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Wednesday night. Tucsonans were treated to star power in the opening matchups — and not just David Beckham. (with video) Read more»

It’s that time of year again: the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup is kicking off on Wednesday night with four Major League Soccer teams playing at Kino Stadium. So, who are these men with the shorts and oddly colored shirts? Read more»

Donny Toia, foward, Real Salt Lake

When the first ball is kicked at the Desert Diamond Cup, one player will be a little more familiar with our part of the state than his teammates: former Pima College standout Donny Toia. Read more»

FC Tucson's Vito Higgins makes a save against the Red Bulls in last year's Desert Cup.

Desert Diamond Cup organizers were mum about in their press conference what other teams will be calling Tucson home during the Major League Soccer preseason. Plus: moves for New England and local connections to Real Salt Lake. Read more» 1

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