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FC Tucson to Face Pair of MLS Tests in Mobile Mini Sun Cup

By USLLeagueOne.com Staff, 01/04/19, 12:56PM EST

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Hosts to meet Sporting Kansas City, New York Red Bulls in buildup to inaugural League One season

TUCSON, Ariz. – FC Tucson’s preparations for its inaugural season in USL League One will see it square off with a pair of top clubs from Major League Soccer in February, with Sporting Kansas City and the New York Red Bulls set to serve as opponents at the Kino Sports Complex as part of the 2019 Mobile Mini Sun Cup next month.

The complete schedule for the eighth edition of the preseason tournament was announced on Friday, with eight MLS clubs and the USL Championship’s Phoenix Rising FC and OKC Energy FC set to feature over the event scheduled from February 2-23.

A clash between Cascadia rivals the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC highlights the Mobile Mini Sun Cup slate in Tucson with the two sides set to meet on Wednesday, February 13th at 7 p.m. MT. Earlier on February 13, Tucson will face Sporting Kansas City in its first preseason outing, while a week later on Wednesday, February 20 it will take on the 2018 MLS Supporters’ Shield champion Red Bulls at 3 p.m. MT.

One of 10 teams set to feature in the inaugural USL League One season of this year, FC Tucson has previously appointed Darren Sawatzky as its Head Coach. The side will kick off its regular season on Saturday, March 30 when it visits Orlando City B in Montverde, Fla.

Tickets for the Mobile Mini Sun Cup games go on sale Thursday, January 10th at 10 a.m. MT.

2019 Mobile Mini Sun Cup
Saturday, February 2nd

Phoenix Rising FC vs Minnesota United FC | Kino North Stadium | Gated | 2 p.m. MT

Wednesday, February 6th
Minnesota United FC vs. Houston Dynamo | Kino Sports Complex-Grandstand | Non-Gated | 6 p.m. MT

Thursday, February 7th
Phoenix Rising FC vs. Sporting Kansas City (two 75-minute matches) | Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex | Gated | 6 p.m. MT

Saturday, February 9th
Houston Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders FC | Kino North Stadium | Gated | 6 p.m. MT

Wednesday, February 13th
New York Red Bulls vs Real Salt Lake | Kino North Stadium | Gated | 1 p.m. MT
Houston Dynamo vs Sporting Kansas City | Kino North Stadium | Gated | 4 p.m. MT
FC Tucson vs Sporting Kansas City | Kino Sports Complex - Field #1 | Non-Gated | 4 p.m. MT
Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders FC | Kino North Stadium | Gated | 7 p.m. MT

Saturday, February 16th
Seattle Sounders FC vs. FC Dallas | Kino North Stadium | Non-Gated | 10 a.m. MT
New York Red Bulls vs Portland Timbers | Kino North Stadium | Gated | 7 p.m. MT
Phoenix Rising FC vs Real Salt Lake | Phoenix Rising Sports Complex | Gated | 7 p.m. MT

Wednesday, February 20th
Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas | Kino North Stadium| Non-Gated | 12 p.m. MT
FC Tucson vs New York Red Bulls | Kino North Stadium | Non-Gated | 3 p.m. MT
Portland Timbers vs Phoenix Rising FC | Kino North Stadium | Non-Gated | 6 p.m. MT

Saturday, February 23rd
New York Red Bulls vs FC Dallas | Kino North Stadium | Gated | 12 p.m. MT
Phoenix Rising FC vs OKC Energy FC | Kino North Stadium | Gated | 3 p.m. MT
Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake | Kino North Stadium | Gated | 6 p.m. MT

*Match schedule subject to change // All matches subject to be closed to the public per team choice.
**Gated matches require a ticket purchase. Non-gated matches are free and open to the public.


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