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Road Trip to the Final of the Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson

// February 22nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Major League Soccer, MLSPR

Want to see four MLS teams in action in competitive preseason matches, tailgate, and support a fellow group of dedicated AZ soccer fans? Join other MLS PHOENIX RISING supporters and friends at the Finals of the DESERT DIAMOND CUP on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at 6 pm (third place) and 8 pm (Cup Final) at Kino Stadium in Tucson.

The LA Galaxy, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls, and Real Salt Lake will participate in the 2012 DESERT DIAMOND CUP – a round robin tournament that takes place in Tucson from February 22 to March 3, 2012. Here’s the full tournament schedule:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
6:00PM – NE Revolution vs. LA Galaxy
8:00PM – NY Red Bulls vs. Real Salt Lake

Saturday, February 25, 2012
6:00PM – LA Galaxy vs, Real Salt Lake
8:00PM – NY Red Bulls vs. NE Revolution

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
6:00PM – Real Salt Lake vs. NE Revolution
8:00PM – LA Galaxy vs. NY Red Bulls

6:00PM – No. 3 vs. No. 4
8:00PM – No. 1 vs. No. 2

The Cactus Pricks, the official independent Supporters’ Group for FC TUCSON (USL PDL), has several different packages available for the DESERT DIAMOND CUP.

Let’s head down for the final matches on Saturday, March 3! Buy the full match day package for $55 and you can enjoy the matches and tailgate, take home a commemorative scarf, and support The Cactus Pricks OR you can just purchase a ticket and tailgate pass:

March 3 Full Package – $55
– A ticket in the Supporters Section for both March 3 Finals matches
– A pass for entry into the official tailgate (food, drinks (beer and soda), and music provided)
– A 2012 Cactus Pricks Annual Membership
– A Cactus Pricks Desert Cup scarf

March 3 Ticket and Tailgate Only – $30
– A single ticket in the Supporters Section and a tailgate pass

Note: The Supporters Section is General Admission. Expect an atmosphere similar to the American Outlaws section at USMNT matches.

The following items can also be purchased from The Cactus Pricks –
• Ticket in Supporter’s Section for the other DDC matches – $25
• Cactus Pricks scarf – $25
• Cactus Pricks Annual Membership – $15

For more information and to purchase tickets for March 3 or any of the other tournament dates, visit The Cactus Pricks website at Tickets are also available online thru FC Tucson’s website.

If you are interested in overnight lodging for the night of March 3rd, let us know. If enough people express interest, we will look into getting a discount hotel rate. MLSPR supporters who are heading down to any of the other Desert Diamond Cup matches are invited to use our Facebook page to coordinate transportation, meet ups, etc.