PHOENIX (December 21, 2018) — Phoenix Rising FC announced today the participants and dates for the 2019 Mobile Mini Sun Cup. This year’s edition of the preseason tournament will feature eight Major League Soccer clubs in addition to host Phoenix Rising.
The eight MLS clubs will be:
New York Red Bulls
Real Salt Lake
The preseason event will run from Wednesday, February 6 to Saturday, February 23 and feature two matches in Phoenix at the Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex. All matches in Tucson will take place at the Kino Sports Complex North Stadium.
The full event schedule and Information on ticket sales will be announced at a later date.
About Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix Rising FC is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona’s history. The club is owned by legendary Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker, Didier Drogba, Advantage Sports Union CEO, Alex Zheng, Executive Chairman of Kona Grill, Berke Bakay, and an impressive collection of business leaders and international celebrities. Established in 2016, Phoenix Rising FC is one of 10 cities applying for Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion and currently plays in the USL Championship, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world. In October 2017, Phoenix Rising FC acquired FC Tucson and is bringing USL League One professional soccer to Tucson beginning in the spring of 2019. For season tickets or more information call 623-594-9606 or visit PHXRisingFC.com. You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC), Snapchat (PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub).
About FC Tucson
FC Tucson, established in 2010, is participating in its first-ever professional season in USL League One. In 2012, FC Tucson was named the USL League Two Rookie Franchise of the Year. To stay up to date on the club, check out the team’s website at www.fctucson.com. You can also visit the team’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FCTUCSON and follow all of the news related to FC Tucson on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FCTucson.
About Mobile Mini Sun Cup
Now entering its eighth year, the Mobile Mini Sun Cup is an annual preseason event for Major League Soccer clubs to prepare for their regular season. The event first began in 2012 and took place entirely in Tucson. Since then, the event has grown in number of teams participating and locations of team training sessions and matches. In 2018, the event was taken over by USL Championship side Phoenix Rising Football Club and first expanded into Phoenix, featuring two MLS preseason matches against Phoenix Rising.