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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»

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»

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 Friendlies

Super Bowl XLVIII: Yes, there's a soccer connection

When they are watching the Super Bowl next week, Seahawks fans should thank Sounders FC and soccer fans that they have a team to root for, says author and radio personality Mike Gastineau... Read more»


Sounders get Real in Desert Diamond Cup

With many of their usual offensive weapons being given a rest, it fell to first year player Alex Caskey to give the Seattle Sounders the victory over Real Salt Lake in Saturday night's Desert Diamond Cup final.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Sounders, Tiburones Rojos claw and scrape to scoreless draw

1,200 fans at Kino Field 5 saw Seattle Sounders FC face Mexican second division side Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz. Despite chances for both teams, the match ended in a nil-nil draw.... Read more»

2013 Desert Diamond Cup

Soccer: Seattle, Salt Lake roll up victories in the snow

Both of Wednesday night’s games of the Desert Diamond Cup were played in a largely empty Kino Stadium. Still, the players and few fans soldiered on, and the matches were not nearly as sloppy as one would expect given the weather.... Read more»

2013 Desert Diamond Cup

Soccer: Sounders down RSL

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»

Soccer notes

Not a 'rebuilding year' for Red Bulls, says Petke

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»

2013 Desert Diamond Cup

Revolution fall to Seattle in a hail of yellow & red cards

Seattle Sounders FC beat the New England Revolution 2-0 at Kino Stadium on Wednesday night in a game that was, so the fans say, chippy. ... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup: New lineups, possible fan shenanigans

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 announces schedule, teams for MLS preseason

FC Tucson announced today that it has finalized contracts to invite five more Major League Soccer clubs to train and play preseason "Desert Friendlies" in Tucson.... Read more»

Soccer notes

FC Tucson to play Arizona Western Matadors

FC Tucson is scheduled to play a preseason soccer match against former regional junior college champion Arizona Western College on Saturday.... Read more»