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Major League Soccer roars into Tucson

Major League Soccer roars into Tucson

By ELLIE BAYLY They’re heeere! Major League Soccer preseason has arrived. For soccer fans, the icing on the cake has been swirled to perfection. Emerald-green grass smells sweet at the Kino Sports Complex north stadium and surrounding fields. Cleats click along concrete paths and thunder onto the pitch. Golf carts zoom from point A to […]

FOWL PLAY: Female players deserve equal pay

FOWL PLAY: Female players deserve equal pay

By STEVEN FOWLER No matter who you are and what you do, wage discrimination is wrong. Unfortunately, you could be the best person in a professional occupation, including sports, and still be significantly underpaid because of your gender. Five members of the United States Women’s National Team filed a complaint against the U.S. Soccer Federation […]

Preseason pro soccer returns to Tucson

Preseason pro soccer returns to Tucson

By BRYAN OROZOCO The Desert Diamond Cup preseason soccer tournament will return to the Old Pueblo for the fifth year in a row. Ten Major League Soccer teams, including the current MLS champion Portland Timbers, will compete along with three semi-professional teams throughout the month of February. Starting Feb. 17, three tournament matches will be […]

Real Salt Lake wins Desert Diamond Cup soccer tournament

Real Salt Lake wins Desert Diamond Cup soccer tournament

By BRYAN OROZCO GOAL! That word echoed through the Old Pueblo in an exciting roar as soccer fans attended the fourth annual FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup Feb. 18-28. As part of Major League Soccer’s preseason, five of the league’s most dominant teams, alongside the FC Tucson semiprofessional team, competed for the Desert Diamond Cup […]