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FC Tucson players practice on Kino Sports Complex, which they will play for their first home match Saturday.

FC Tucson defender Conor Spence is looking forward to this weekend's match against the Southern California Seahorses. 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»

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»

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»

The Los Angeles Galaxy confirmed that David Beckham will be back with the team, and it's just in time for Desert Diamond Cup. Read more» 2

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»

Sporting Kansas City's Omar Bravo dribbles into the box against the New York Red Bulls at the 2011 Desert Cup.

A reported crowd of 10,097 fans watched as Sporting Kansas City faced the New York Red Bulls in the inaugural Desert Cup. Unlike the previous day's matches, both teams went with what is expected to be their regular starting line-ups, featuring players from 13 countries. (with video) Read more»

The Red Bulls played a February friendly against the Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Strikers.

Although Major League Soccer played its first season in 1996, many Tucson soccer fans, much less local sports fans in general, may be unfamiliar with the two pro teams that are visiting the Old Pueblo this weekend for the Desert Cup. Read more»

During the opening ceremonies of the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa. South Africa and Mexico tied 1-1 to open the tournament.

South Africa kicked off the soccer World Cup here with a tense 1-1 draw with Mexico in a brand-new stadium designed to resemble a traditional African cooking pot. Read more»