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  • 2015 MLS Preseason teams and schedules at Kino Sports Complex announced

    Oct 31, 2014 | Read More News
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    FC Tucson and Major League Soccer have announced that five teams will take part in the 2015 Desert Friendlies and that an updated group of six teams will compete in the 2015 FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup.

    Soccer at Kino Sports ComplexPortland Timbers, Vancouver Whitecaps, San Jose Earthquakes, Sporting Kansas City and Houston Dynamo will train at Kino Sports Complex and compete in the Desert Friendlies matches from Jan. 31 through Feb. 7.

    Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake, New England Revolution, Sporting Kansas City, Seattle Sounders FC and FC Tucson round out the competitors in the 2015 FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup games played Feb. 18 through Feb. 28.

    All matches will be at Kino Sports Complex and promoted through partnerships with Pima County and Visit Tucson.

    2015 Desert Friendlies:

    Now in its third year, the Desert Friendlies give fans an up-close, first look at their favorite teams and players as they prepare for the MLS season.
       

    Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

    6 p.m.: Portland Timbers vs. Sporting Kansas City, Kino North Stadium  

    Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

    6 p.m.: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, Kino North Stadium

    Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

    6 p.m.: Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo, Kino North Stadium

    2015 FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup:

    The 4th annual FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup will include some of the biggest MLS clubs. Seattle Sounders FC, Colorado Rapids, Sporting Kansas City, New England Revolution, Real Salt Lake and FC Tucson will compete for the Cup.

    Soccer fans will have the opportunity to see stars from the U.S. Men’s National Team coming off a memorable run at this year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Rosters from participating teams include Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), and Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).

    FC Tucson will host games at the Kino North Stadium and North Grandstand starting at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Then, a third showcase match will kick off at 8 p.m. at Kino North Stadium.

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    • Game #1, 5:30 p.m.: Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting Kansas City, Kino North Stadium 
    • Game #2, 6 p.m.: Real Salt Lake vs. New England Revolution, Kino North Grandstand 
    • Game #3, 8 p.m.: Seattle Sounders vs. FC Tucson, Kino North Stadium 

    Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

    • Game #4, 5:30 p.m.: Colorado Rapids vs. New England Revolution, Kino North Stadium 
    • Game #5, 6 p.m.: Real Salt Lake vs. FC Tucson, Kino North Grandstand 
    • Game #6, 8 p.m.: Seattle Sounders FC vs. Sporting Kansas City, Kino North Stadium 

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    • Game #7, 5:30 p.m.: Colorado Rapids vs. FC Tucson, Kino North Stadium 
    • Game #8, 6 p.m.: Seattle Sounders FC vs. New England Revolution, Kino North Grandstand 
    • Game #9, 8 p.m.: Real Salt Lake vs. Sporting Kansas City, Kino North Stadium 

    Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

    • Game #10, Time TBD: 5th Place vs. 6th Place, Kino North Stadium 
    • Game #11, Time TBD: 3rd Place vs. 4th place, Kino North Grandstand 
    • Game #12, Time TBD: 1st Place vs. 2nd Place, Kino North Stadium 
    All game times and match-ups subject to change

    Ticket & Travel Information:

    General admission tickets for the MLS Preseason game dates are just $18. For $18, soccer fans can catch games during the Desert Friendlies and triple headers during the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup. FC Tucson Upper 90 Club members are invited to reserve their seats through an upgraded Upper 90 Club membership that now includes all Desert Friendlies and each game date during the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup and the FC Tucson regular season. Buy tickets at www.shop.fctucson.com. Out-of-town guests are invited to purchase MLS Preseason hotel, ticket and experience packages at www.mlspreseason.com.

    About FC Tucson

    FC Tucson, established in 2010, is committed to bringing the highest caliber of competitive soccer to Tucson and establishing a successful and long-lasting source of pride for city, county, state and country. FC Tucson owns FC Tucson Soccer, Tucson’s top-level soccer team and the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup, a Major League Soccer pre-season tournament. In 2012, FC Tucson was named the PDL Rookie Franchise of the Year, in 2013 won the PDL Marketing award and in 2014, the team advanced to the Western Conference Finals and fielded the PDL Young Player of the Year and the Goalkeeper of the Year. For more information, visit www.fctucson.com, or www.facebook.com/FCTUCSON or www.twitter.com/FCTucson.

    About Major League Soccer

    Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer is the top-flight professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. MLS features many stars from the U.S., Canada, and around the world. MLS’s 18th season features 20 clubs each playing 34 regular-season matches: Chicago Fire; Colorado Rapids; Columbus Crew; D.C. United; FC Dallas; Houston Dynamo; LA Galaxy; Montreal Impact; New York City FC, New York Red Bulls; New England Revolution; Orlando City SC; Philadelphia Union; Portland Timbers; Real Salt Lake; San Jose Earthquakes; Seattle Sounders FC; Sporting Kansas City; Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. For more information, visit www.MLSsoccer.com.

    About Kino Sports Complex

    Kino Sports Complex is the largest sports and entertainment venue in Pima County. The home of FC Tucson soccer includes a 1,000-seat North Grandstand soccer field, the featured 2,900-seat North Stadium, and the 11,000-seat Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. The North Complex includes four additional professional caliber soccer fields. Along with seven more baseball fields (four with lights) and lighted softball fields, Kino Sports Complex is a great fit for youth, amateur and professional sports, concerts, and community events. Visit www.kinosportscomplex.com or call (520) 724-5466.

    About Visit Tucson

     Visit Tucson's mission is to drive economic development by connecting visitors with their ideal travel & meetings experiences in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Visit Tucson is financially supported by the City of Tucson, Pima County, the Town of Oro Valley and more than 500 individual and business partners. Learn more about how tourism powers the region at VisitTucson.org.