Tucson scores an economic win with soccer - Tucson News Now

Tucson scores an economic win with soccer

Southern Arizona received positive economic news this week as FC Tucson announced it is bringing in five more Major League Soccer teams.

Spring training starts Jan. 29.

The teams include:  Colorado Rapids, Houston Dynamo, Portland Timbers, San Jose Earthquakes and Sporting Kansas City.

There will be a total of nine professional soccer teams coming to Tucson for spring training and pre-season matches - making Tucson MLS's western hub! 

The lineup for the Desert Diamond Cup also includes the New York Red Bulls, New England Revolution and Real Salt Lake - all returning from last year - and the Seattle Sounders, who replace the LA Galaxy.

The Desert Diamond Cup final is played on Feb. 23 and will be nationally televised.

It is going to be a huge winter for Tucson.  We'll have the Rodeo and Rodeo Parade; Accenture golf and a bigger MLS spring training - as well as national exposure from the Desert Diamond Cup.

Tucson is becoming the western hub for soccer, proving it doesn't need Major League Baseball to be an attractive sports destination.


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