PHOENIX (December 5, 2017) — Phoenix Rising FC, in partnership with its affiliated club in southern Arizona, FC Tucson, announced the dates and teams participating in the 2018 Mobile Mini Sun Cup and Major League Soccer (MLS) Preseason, the seventh consecutive MLS Preseason event hosted in Arizona. Phoenix Rising FC and 11 MLS clubs will be playing preseason matches in Tucson and Phoenix from February 3-24, 2018. Mobile Mini is also sponsoring the 2018 Mobile Mini Sun Cup MVP Award, which will be given to the most valuable player during the tournament.
The 11 MLS clubs participating in the 2018 Mobile Mini Sun Cup include; Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, New England Revolution, Portland Timbers, New York Red Bulls, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders, and Sporting Kansas City.
“Tucson has done an incredible job setting a gold standard for MLS Preseason, and we’re excited to enhance that next February by expanding it to Phoenix,” said Phoenix Rising FC club governor Berke Bakay. “With the help of Mobile Mini we’re bringing eleven clubs to Arizona for MLS Preseason.”
“Mobile Mini is excited to partner with such an amazing organization here in the Valley,” said Mobile Mini President and CEO, Erik Olsson. “It’s a great time for Phoenix soccer fans. There is no better way to support the home team than to partner for the 2018 Mobile Mini Sun Cup.”
“Soccer in Arizona benefits when FC Tucson and Phoenix Rising FC co-host projects like this,” said FC Tucson general manager Jon Pearlman. “The fact that this event is expanding is a testament to the Tucson soccer community’s role in growing MLS Preseason.”
Phoenix Rising FC will host three matches against MLS clubs at the Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex in south Scottsdale. On February 10th, Phoenix Rising FC will play at 3 p.m. February 14th, Phoenix Rising FC will play against Colorado Rapids at 6 p.m. And, February 17th, Phoenix Rising FC will test its 2018 roster against Sporting Kansas City at 3 p.m. All gated matches in Tucson will be played on February 3rd, 17th and 24th. The matchups and times of all Mobile Mini Sun Cup matches, gated and non-gated, will be announced at a later date.
Individual tickets for the event will go on sale Tuesday, December 12th with the “Mobile Mini Sun Cup Pass” on sale now for just $40. The Cup Pass grants access to all gated games in Tucson. Phoenix Rising FC and FC Tucson season ticket members can now purchase individual match tickets prior to the general public via an exclusive pre-sale. Fans can go to PHXRisingFC.com or FCTucson.com.
Phoenix Rising FC Preseason Opponents and Dates (all matches to be played at the Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex)
· February 10 vs. TBA @ 3:00 p.m.
· February 14 vs. Colorado Rapids @ 6:00 p.m.
· February 17 vs. Sporting Kansas City @ 3:00 p.m.
MLS Clubs Participating
· Colorado Rapids
· FC Dallas
· Houston Dynamo
· LA Galaxy
· New England Revolution
· Portland Timbers
· New York Red Bulls
· Real Salt Lake
· San Jose Earthquakes
· Seattle Sounders
· Sporting Kansas City