The 2012 FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup has come and gone and for many in Tucson, day-to-day life continues. (By Monday afternoon, Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium’s field was already back to a baseball diamond!).

But here at FCTucson.com the soccer is never over. Whether you’re a soccer fanatic, or were bit by the soccer bug over the past two weeks, you can follow us at FCTucson.com, @FC_Tucson on Twitter or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FCTUCSON for all kinds of soccer content from around the web and in your backyard. And in May, FC Tucson’s PDL schedule begins. FCTucson.com will be the hub for all the information you need regarding the season.

So while there is a lot to look forward to, there nothing wrong with looking back at the amazing two weeks that over 30,000 fans and MLS had at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. Tucson is ready for soccer and FC Tucson is ready to bring it.

Below is a collection of all the coverage from two weeks of the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup.

 

National Media

In Tucson Finding a Game to Replace Spring Training-New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/us/in-tucson-finding-a-game-to-replace-spring-training.html

 

Tucson courting MLS as spring site-Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-baxter-soccer-20120226,0,3243378.story

 

Can Soccer Heal Tucson’s Wounds?-The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/02/can-soccer-heal-tucsons-wounds/253572/

 

MLS’s New Spring Idea: Beckham Bends It In Tucson-NPR

http://www.npr.org/2012/03/03/147830138/mlss-new-spring-idea-beckham-bends-it-in-tucson

 

Baseball: Going, going gone from Tucson-Fox News

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1526549426001

 

MLSsoccer.com

The Daily 2/22-Desert Cup Begins

http://www.mlssoccer.com/video/2012/02/22/daily-222-desert-cup-begins-henry-returns

The Daily 2/23-Desert Cup Kicks off

http://www.mlssoccer.com/video/2012/02/23/daily-223-desert-cup-kicks-sj-get-green-light

Kick Off: MLS clubs vie for first trophy of year in Ariz.

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/02/22/kick-mls-clubs-vie-first-trophy-year-az

Road trip to First Kick: Dunseth in Arizona

http://www.mlssoccer.com/blog/road-trip/2012/02/24/road-trip-first-kick-dunseth-arizona

Despite final loss, Heaps likes hunger he sees in Revs

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/03/04/despite-final-loss-heaps-likes-hunger-he-sees-revs

Grading all four teams at the Desert Diamond Cup

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/03/04/grading-all-four-teams-desert-diamond-cup

Arena thrilled young core gets taste of their own hardware

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/03/04/arena-thrilled-young-core-gets-taste-their-own-hardware

Pre-season highlights: NE 3-2 LA

http://www.mlssoccer.com/video/2012/02/23/highlights-new-england-vs-la-galaxy

Pre-season highlights: RSL 1-0 NY

http://www.mlssoccer.com/video/2012/02/23/highlights-real-salt-lake-vs-ny-red-bulls

Pre-season highlights: LA 2-0 RSL

http://www.mlssoccer.com/video/2012/02/26/preseason-highlights-la-2-0-rsl

Pre-season highlights: NE 2-0 NY

http://www.mlssoccer.com/video/2012/02/26/preseason-highlights-new-england-2-new-york-0

Pre-season highlights: RSL 1-0 NY

http://www.mlssoccer.com/video/2012/03/03/preseason-highlights-rsl-1-0-ny

Pre-season highlight: NE 0-0 LA (LA wins on penalties)

http://www.mlssoccer.com/video/2012/03/04/preseason-highlights-ne-0-0-la-la-wins-penalties

MLS Road Trip to First Kick-Tucson Recap

http://www.mlssoccer.com/video/2012/02/26/mls-road-trip-first-kick-tucson-recap

Feilhaber’s Bicycle Kick goal vs. LA

http://www.mlssoccer.com/video/2012/02/23/feilhabers-bicycle-kick-goal-vs-la

 

Tucson Television

Thousands turn out for first night of Desert Diamond Cup

http://www.kvoa.com/player/?video_id=9024

Soccer at Kino a Success

http://www.kvoa.com/news/soccer-at-kino-stadium-a-success/

Beckham Gives Tucson a Thumbs Up

http://www.kvoa.com/news/beckham-gives-tucson-a-thumbs-up/#!prettyPhoto/0/

Beckham and LA arrives

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/sports/david-beckham-la-galaxy-in-tucson-2-22-2012

MLS Boosts Tucson’s Economy

http://www.kvoa.com/news/mls-boots-tucson-s-economy/#!prettyPhoto/0/

Beckham and LA Galaxy arrive for Desert Diamond Cup

http://www.kvoa.com/news/beckham-and-la-galaxy-arrive-for-desert-diamond-cup/

Soccer stars draw big crowd to Desert Diamond Cup

http://www.kgun9.com/news/local/140461023.html

Could Major League Soccer be better business than baseball?

http://www.kgun9.com/news/local/140988063.html

Arizona Public Media

http://www.azpm.org/arizona/story/2012/2/20/1830-major-league-soccer-comes-to-tucson/

Arizona Daily Star

MLS Spring Training: Sporting KC Gives thumbs up to Tucson

http://azstarnet.com/sports/soccer/professional/mls-spring-training-sporting-kc-gives-thumbs-up-to-tucson/article_c8b02a01-d2a6-5aac-8bb1-3b205382d5a8.html

Desert Diamond Cup: ‘Crazy goals’ make MLS opener a pleaser

http://azstarnet.com/sports/soccer/professional/desert-diamond-cup-crazy-goals-make-mls-opener-a-pleaser/article_f67d61f4-5793-5bcf-a646-4a551e5a2d8a.html

Major League Soccer: Tucson just part of MLS resurgence

http://azstarnet.com/sports/soccer/professional/major-league-soccer-tucson-just-part-of-mls-resurgence/article_149e3e3e-9c95-5729-bc56-1115d81ef16d.html

MLS: Beckham would be happy to return

http://azstarnet.com/sports/soccer/professional/mls-beckham-would-be-happy-to-return/article_31ffcce2-a580-5c75-9672-d10718f32173.html

MLS: Beckham’s passion to win never bends

http://azstarnet.com/sports/soccer/professional/mls-beckham-s-passion-to-win-never-bends/article_18b07a9d-bdd0-53b7-8b2e-fac258ca1e72.html

Tucson shows its potential for MLS training

http://azstarnet.com/sports/soccer/professional/tucson-shows-its-potential-for-mls-training/article_e90b8ae2-6da0-5724-a8a9-24040159186e.html

LA-NY matchup heats up

http://azstarnet.com/sports/soccer/professional/mls-desert-diamond-cup-la-ny-matchup-heats-up/article_0ea3bbbb-3a0b-5073-bbcd-1b120bbe0052.html

Major League Soccer Spring Training: Placing the fans first

http://azstarnet.com/sports/soccer/professional/major-league-soccer-spring-training-placing-the-fans-first/article_90523754-04dc-5517-b65a-4e13120de6e7.html

It’s time for the county to take a shot at soccer involvement

http://azstarnet.com/news/opinion/editorial/it-s-time-for-county-to-take-a-shot-at/article_39c873e2-42f2-54ab-830a-e86c69fc25d7.html

Tucson Sentinel

Desert Diamond Cup features quartet of MLS teams

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/sports/report/022112_desert_diamond_cup/desert-diamond-cup-features-quartet-mls-teams/

Revs start over Galaxy, Salt Lake corral Red Bulls

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/sports/report/022212_desert_diamond_cup/revs-star-over-galaxy-salt-lake-corral-red-bulls/

MLS VP: Tucson is great, we want to be back

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/sports/report/022512_desert_cup/mls-vp-tucson-great-we-want-back/

Galaxy tops short-handed Salt Lake

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/sports/report/022512_desert-cup/galaxy-tops-short-handed-salt-lake/

Rowe helps Revs rise above reserve Red Bulls

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/sports/report/022512_desert-cup-2/rowe-helps-revs-rise-above-reserve-red-bulls/

Beckham talks Tucson, team preparation

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/sports/report/022812_desert-cup/beckham-talks-tucson-team-preparation/

Revolution defeats feisty Salt Lake

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/sports/report/030112_desert-cup/revolution-defeats-feisty-salt-lake/

New York defeats LA Galaxy

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/sports/report/030112_desert_cup_2/new-york-defeats-la-galaxy/

New England vs. LA Galaxy final not unfamiliar

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/sports/report/030212_desert-cup/new-england-vs-la-galaxy-final-not-unfamiliar/

 

Sierra Vista Herald

Big-Time soccer finding a spring home in Tucson

http://www.svherald.com/content/sports/2012/02/28/251370

 

Border Beat

Soccer: The New FLavor of Tucson Sports

http://borderbeat.net/sports/1877-jeff-kessler

2012 FC Tucson Desert Diamond Kick Off

http://borderbeat.net/sports/1866-jeff-kessler

Desert Diamond Cups Growing Success

http://borderbeat.net/sports/1986-desert-diamond-cups-growing-success

2012 Desert Diamond Cup Championship Game

http://borderbeat.net/sports/1995-2012-desert-diamond-cup-championship-game

 

Spanish Language

Rafael Márquez, Thierry Henry y Donovan en la Desert Diamond Cup 2012 en Tucson

http://www.radioplay.com.mx/hmo/rafael-marquez-thierry-henry-y-donovan-en-la-desert-diamond-cup-2012-en-tucson/

Ni con Beckham gana el Galaxy

http://www.elimparcial.com/EdicionEnLinea/Notas/Deportes/23022012/574736.aspx

 

Photos by Jim Orchard, Tom Ryan, Larry Gaurano and Chris Arnold