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TUCSON – Five teams from Major League Soccer including former tournament champions Sporting Kansas City, the Houston Dynamo and Real Salt Lake will begin play this week in the 10th edition of the Visit Tucson Sun Cup, hosted by USL League One club FC Tucson.

The Dynamo, Sporting, and RSL will be joined in the traditional preseason tournament by the New York Red Bulls, Columbus Crew and the USL Championship’s Phoenix Rising FC, with the event set to be held between February 15-22 at both Kino North Stadium in Tucson and Casino Arizona Field in Scottsdale.

The 2020 Visit Tucson Sun Cup will be played in a round-robin format with three games each day, with each team playing three games over the week of action. The tournament’s winner will be determined by total points earned in three matches. Teams will earn three points for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss.

New York Red Buls, Columbus Crew, Sporting Kansas City, Houston Dynamo, Real Salt Lake and Phoenix Rising FC will be part of the 10th edition of the Visit Tucson Sun Cup

2020 VISIT TUCSON SUN CUP SCHEDULE
All Kickoffs Local Time

Saturday, February 15

  • Real Salt Lake vs. Sporting Kansas City, 4 p.m. Kino North Stadium (Tucson, Ariz.)
  • New York Red Bulls vs Houston Dynamo, 6:30 p.m. Kino North Stadium (Tucson, Ariz.)
  • Columbus Crew SC vs Phoenix Rising FC, 7 p.m. Casino Arizona Field (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Wednesday, February 19

  • Houston Dynamo vs Real Salt Lake, 4 p.m. Kino North Stadium (Tucson, Ariz.)
  • New York Red Bulls vs Columbus Crew SC, 6:30 p.m. Kino North Stadium (Tucson, Ariz.)
  • Phoenix Rising FC vs Sporting Kansas City, 7 p.m. Casino Arizona Field (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Saturday, February 22

  • New York Red Bulls vs Sporting Kansas City, 2 p.m. Kino North Stadium (Tucson, Ariz.)
  • Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew SC, 5 p.m. Kino North Stadium (Tucson, Ariz.)
  • Phoenix Rising FC vs Real Salt Lake, 7 p.m. Casino Arizona Field (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

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David Kelly

David Kelly is the weekend sports anchor at KVOA in Tucson. He is a 28-year veteran of the sports broadcast business.

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