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MLS Teams in Arizona for Pre-Season Training and Friendlies

// February 14th, 2010 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

Nine Major League Soccer teams (Chicago Fire, Chivas USA, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, Kansas City Wizards, LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes, and Seattle Sounders) will be in the Valley or close-by (Casa Grande) this month for training and friendlies. MLS PHOENIX RISING has scouted out their activities, which have gone completely unreported in the local “news” media. The following is information about matches and training sessions that we were able to confirm. (Not all of this info is complete. We will send updates as more info is obtained).

Saturday, February 13th, 2010 @ 11am
KANSAS CITY WIZARDS vs. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
ASU Soccer Stadium – 655 S Rural Road (NE Corner of Rural and University), Tempe

Monday, February 15th, 2010
CHICAGO FIRE vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS (USSF Div-2)*
CHICAGO FIRE (Reserves) vs. ARIZONA SAHUAROS
ASU Soccer Stadium
*According to Chicago Fire officials, the 2 p.m. match will be closed to the public. The second match will be open to the public but admission will be charged: $10 Adults / $5 Under 18. First team players from the first match are expected to stick around after the match to meet fans and sign autographs. A great way to spend the afternoon if you have the President’s Day holiday off!