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Posted By: Lesley Kontowicz
This quirky coming of age film was adapted from the novel by Mark Poirier and tells the story of Ellis (Graham Phillips) a 15-year-old boy who is leaving his rather non-traditional home in Tucson ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Trying to decide where to bunk in Tucson? Consider this trio of bed & breakfasts. The Royal Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast InnAdobe Rose InnAll allow you to sleep in a beautiful home and enjoy a ...
Posted By: Teya Vitu
There was no way for me to tell it was brimming with calcite, the primary building block for the spectacular cave formations around me. As I have quickly discovered, Kartchner Caverns, about 50 miles ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Aquarius is ascendant in Tucson this summer. No matter what your sign-or budget-the stars predict a great watery getaway, from a discounted stay at a splashy resort to a free front row seat at one of ...
It's the first day of monsoon season, and the sky over Southern Arizona is celebrating in true desert fashion. Magnificent storm clouds collide with the mountains, rain pours down on the windshield ...
I’ve wanted to see this band since I was 15 years old. With a sound as melodic as it is guttural, Bring Me The Horizon has been at the forefront of the metal scene since they made their debut in ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Living so close to Reid Park has some great benefits. This mid-town park contains both the Dell Urich and Randolph public golf courses, a driving range, tennis courts, the El Con Club ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Look, I get it. Tucson is hot in the summer. But I still like to get out and mountain bike as much as possible. There are those who still brave the heat and ride during the day but honestly, I ...
Posted By: Laurie
My husband, Don, and I spent a weekend at Apache Spirit Ranch in Tombstone (about 2.5 miles west on Allen St., which turns into West Monument Rd-left a brochure in your mailbox). We had a truly ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
I found something out about myself on Sunday, March 25, 2012: I am not a runner. Let me back up a bit and explain. My good friend Matt, who had enough with his sedentary lifestyle, joined ...






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Major League Soccer Preseason in Tucson

Tucson plays home as Major League Soccer Preseason starts at the Kino Sports Complex in January 2017 in partnership with FC Tucson, Visit Tucson and Pima County. On the pitch you will find these elite athletes preparing for their season and those fans visiting will find some of the best world class amenities. The training begins with the MLS Preseason Training Camp and continues into the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup. Fans from all over the world are encouraged to attend this signature event.

Below are the final scores for the 2016 matches and links to ticket information. Accommodations, special packages and 2017 match information will be updated as updates become available from MLS and FC Tucson.

Interested in 2015 final scores? Click Here.


Ticket Information

FC Tucson season seat owners are invited to reserve their seats through the new Upper 90 Club membership. the Upper 90 Club Membership includes the MLS Preseason along with the FC Tucson regular season. You can find more ticket information by clicking here.


Accommodation & Special Packages

While in Tucson we encourage you to stay in our award winning accommodations, experience our world famous golf and enjoy our shopping, culinary and vibrant nightlife. Click here for special offers.

2016 Desert Friendlies

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

  • 5:00 p.m. (Gated): Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Seattle Sounders, North Grandstand FINAL: 2-1
  • 6:00 p.m. (Gated): Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo, Kino North Stadium FINAL: 1-1


Saturday, February 6, 2016

  • 4:30 p.m. (Gated): Houston Dynamo vs. New England Revolution, Kino North Stadium FINAL: 3-2
  • 5:00 p.m. (Gated): San Jose Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, North Grandstand FINAL: 0-1
  • 7:00 p.m. (Gated): Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders, Kino North Stadium FINAL: 3-2


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

  • 6:00 p.m. (Gated): Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Houston Dynamo, North Grandstand FINAL: 2-0
  • 7:00 p.m. (Gated): Seattle Sounders vs. Celaya FC, Kino North Stadium FINAL: 1-2

All game times and match-ups subject to change. 


2016 FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup Schedule

(All kickoffs Mountain Time)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

  • 5:30 p.m.: Colorado Rapids vs. Swope Park Rangers, Kino North Stadium FINAL: 1-3 
  • 6:00 p.m.: Sporting Kansas City vs. Columbus Crew SC, North Grandstand FINAL: 2-2
  • 8:00 p.m.: New England Revolution vs. Real Salt Lake, Kino North Stadium FINAL: 3-3

Saturday, February 20, 2016

  • 4:30 p.m.: Arizona United vs. Swope Park Rangers, North Grandstand FINAL: 0-0
  • 5:00 p.m.: Columbus Crew vs. Real Salt Lake, Kino North Stadium FINAL: 1-1 
  • 7:00 p.m.: Colorado Rapids vs. Houston Dynamo, Kino Grandstand FINAL: 0-0
  • 7:30 p.m.: Sporting Kansas City vs. New England Revolution, Kino North Stadium FINAL: 1-1

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

  • 3:30 p.m.: AZ United vs. FC Tucson, Kino North Stadium FINAL: 3-1
  • 5:30 p.m.: New England Revolution vs. Houston Dynamo, Kino North Stadium FINAL: 2-1
  • 6:00 p.m.: Swope Park Rangers vs. Columbus Crew SC, North Grandstand FINAL: 2-2
  • 8:00 p.m.: Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting Kansas City, Kino North Stadium FINAL: 1-4 

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - CHAMPIONSHIP

  • 4:00 p.m.: Swope Park Rangers vs. FC Tucson, North Grandstand FINAL: 1-0
  • 4:30 p.m.: Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas, Kino North Stadium FINAL: 2-2 
  • 6:30 p.m.: Arizona United vs. Colorado Rapids, North Grandstand FINAL: 0-3
  • 7:00 p.m.: New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew, Kino North Stadium FINAL: 1-0

*Schedules subject to CONCACAF Championships League Calendar. All game times and match-ups are subject to change.



MLS Preseason
Tucson Events:

FC Tucson, our local professional soccer team, has planned several MLS Preseason in Tucson events in which fans can take part, including foot golf, open training sessions to meet players and even a "pub night". Click here to be part of the action.

Forty Niner FootGolf - Feb 4 & 25

Open Training - Feb 5 & 26

Pub Night - Feb 5
Join FC Tucson and Visit Tucson for this free event at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company in Downtown Tucson on Feb. 5. Craft beer, giveaways, Sonoran hot dogs, and a celebration of the beautiful game. Visit the event's page on for more info.



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Participating Teams:

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Portland Timbers - logo
New England Revolution - logo
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Vancouver Whitecaps - logo
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San Jose Quakes - logo
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Arizona United
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