FC Tucson announced today the club’s plans to hold the 2021 Visit Tucson Sun Cup and MLS Preseason Event along with the official list of participants that will begin playing matches at Kino North Complex in Tucson, Ariz., on March 16, 2021.
The preseason scrimmages will include five Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs — Colorado Rapids, LA Galaxy, Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake, and Sporting KC — in addition to USL Championship sides El Paso Locomotive FC, LA Galaxy II, New Mexico United and Phoenix Rising FC. The 2021 Visit Tucson Sun Cup will consist of Colorado Rapids, LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Sporting KC and Phoenix Rising FC. This will be the 11th consecutive season that FC Tucson has hosted teams for MLS preseason, providing a further testament to FC Tucson’s commitment to being a pillar to the community through the game of soccer.
A combined 16 matches will be played from mid-March and onward at Kino North Complex. The Visit Tucson Sun Cup winner will be determined by the total points earned in three matches from the final week of preseason play, ending on Saturday, April 10. Teams will earn a possible three points for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss.
Due to health and safety regulations, media and limited fan attendance are soon to be determined. To stay up to date on all the latest Visit Tucson Sun Cup news, download the FC Tucson app or subscribe to the FC Tucson newsletter.