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 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, @FC_Tucson on Twitter or on Facebook at for all kinds of soccer content from around the web and in your backyard. And in May, FC Tucson’s PDL schedule begins. 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


Tucson courting MLS as spring site-Los Angeles Times,0,3243378.story


Can Soccer Heal Tucson’s Wounds?-The Atlantic


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


Baseball: Going, going gone from Tucson-Fox News

The Daily 2/22-Desert Cup Begins

The Daily 2/23-Desert Cup Kicks off

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

Road trip to First Kick: Dunseth in Arizona

Despite final loss, Heaps likes hunger he sees in Revs

Grading all four teams at the Desert Diamond Cup

Arena thrilled young core gets taste of their own hardware

Pre-season highlights: NE 3-2 LA

Pre-season highlights: RSL 1-0 NY

Pre-season highlights: LA 2-0 RSL

Pre-season highlights: NE 2-0 NY

Pre-season highlights: RSL 1-0 NY

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

MLS Road Trip to First Kick-Tucson Recap

Feilhaber’s Bicycle Kick goal vs. LA


Tucson Television

Thousands turn out for first night of Desert Diamond Cup

Soccer at Kino a Success

Beckham Gives Tucson a Thumbs Up!prettyPhoto/0/

Beckham and LA arrives

MLS Boosts Tucson’s Economy!prettyPhoto/0/

Beckham and LA Galaxy arrive for Desert Diamond Cup

Soccer stars draw big crowd to Desert Diamond Cup

Could Major League Soccer be better business than baseball?

Arizona Public Media

Arizona Daily Star

MLS Spring Training: Sporting KC Gives thumbs up to Tucson

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

Major League Soccer: Tucson just part of MLS resurgence

MLS: Beckham would be happy to return

MLS: Beckham’s passion to win never bends

Tucson shows its potential for MLS training

LA-NY matchup heats up

Major League Soccer Spring Training: Placing the fans first

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

Tucson Sentinel

Desert Diamond Cup features quartet of MLS teams

Revs start over Galaxy, Salt Lake corral Red Bulls

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

Galaxy tops short-handed Salt Lake

Rowe helps Revs rise above reserve Red Bulls

Beckham talks Tucson, team preparation

Revolution defeats feisty Salt Lake

New York defeats LA Galaxy

New England vs. LA Galaxy final not unfamiliar


Sierra Vista Herald

Big-Time soccer finding a spring home in Tucson


Border Beat

Soccer: The New FLavor of Tucson Sports

2012 FC Tucson Desert Diamond Kick Off

Desert Diamond Cups Growing Success

2012 Desert Diamond Cup Championship Game


Spanish Language

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

Ni con Beckham gana el Galaxy


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

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