ABOUT DESERT SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY VISIT TUCSON
Since 2010, FC Tucson has been responsible for helping put Tucson on the national stage by hosting the annual MLS pre-season training events as well as developing America’s top players who have gone on to become US Men’s National Team and MLS members.
Kino Sports Complex has been the home to prominent MLS clubs such as LA Galaxy, Seattle Sounders FC, Columbus Crew SC and many more.
In 2022, the Desert Showcase presented by Visit Tucson will bring top professional soccer clubs throughout the United States to Southern Arizona as part of the 12th annual event. The preseason training and matches are part of an expanded celebration of soccer and Tucson.
FC Tucson, Tucson’s professional soccer club, is teaming with Visit Tucson and Rio Nuevo to kick off a year-long celebration of soccer, starting with the Desert Showcase, which will bring MLS and USL teams to the region in January and February.
As part of the lead up to the 2022 Men’s World Cup in the Fall, FC Tucson will team with downtown Tucson establishments to host Watch Parties for the final six World Cup qualifying games for the U.S. Men’s National Team, including U.S. versus Mexico on March 24.
FC Tucson and its partners, Visit Tucson and Rio Nuevo, will feature a number of activations during the games around the region’s gastronomy, and highlight the chefs and restaurants who make Tucson home. The match day hospitality area will be sponsored by Nova Home Loans Sunrise Branch, a long-time supporter and official sponsor of FC Tucson.