FC Tucson and Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment bring you daily ’17 Desert Diamond Cup Behind the Scenes! We’ll be highlighting the action happening around Tucson, Arizona throughout February while Major League Soccer trains for the upcoming season!


With the Major League Soccer regular season rapidly approaching, stars from across the league have converged on Tucson for the final 2017 MLS Preseason preparations.

Six MLS teams will square off against each other over the next two weeks as they compete for the Desert Diamond Cup.

The 2016 Cup Champions New England Revolution return to defend their title against the New York Red Bulls, Colorado Rapids, Houston Dynamo, Sporting Kansas City, and first time competitors New York City Football Club.

With an elite playing field comes elite athletes, including David Villa, Andrea Pirlo, Tim Howard, Dom Dwyer, Graham Zusi, Sacha Klestjan, Bradley Wright-Phillips, Luis Robles, DeMarcus Beasley, Mauro Manotas, Kei Kamara, and Lee Nguyen.

Check out our photo album below:

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MLS Preseason Training | February 14th, 2017

MLS Preseason continues as Colorado Rapids, Sporting Kansas City, New England Revolution, Houston Dynamo, New York Red Bulls and New York City FC practice train in Tucson, Arizona.
Alan Gordon (Colorado Rapids SC)

Round 1 of the Desert Diamond Cup kicks off Saturday, February 18th! Click here or the icon below to see both event days. Get tickets before they’re gone!

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