Chicago Fire to conclude preseason with 2014 Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson

Fire to compete for preseason Desert Diamond Cup in 2014

CHICAGO, Ill. (Monday, November 18, 2013) – FC Tucson and Major League Soccer announced that the Chicago Fire will take part in the 2014 FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup. The Fire will join fellow MLS sides Chivas USA, Colorado Rapids, New England Revolution, Real Salt Lake and USL Premier Development League’s FC Tucson in the third edition of the tournament that will run from February 19 until March 1.

The Fire will unveil the full 2014 preseason schedule at a later date.

This year’s tournament will consist of four days of tripleheaders with the final day culminating with the championship game. The first three match days will be played at the brand new North Stadium at Kino Sports Complex. The finals, on March 1, will take place at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.

"We are thrilled to be in a multi-year partnership with Major League Soccer as the official Western Hub of MLS Preseason," said the FC Tucson ownership group in a joint statement. "We look forward to providing all 11 teams and their visiting fans a first-class soccer experience to launch the 2014 MLS campaign.”

A full schedule, including ticket information, for all of the MLS Preseason games in Tucson can be found at www.FCTucson.com.

2014 FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup
(All times CT; schedule subject to change)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 (North Stadium at Kino Sports Complex)
Chivas USA vs. FC Tucson, 2:00 p.m.
Colorado Rapids vs. Chicago Fire, 4:30 p.m.
Real Salt Lake vs. New England Revolution, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 22, 2014 (North Stadium at Kino Sports Complex)
FC Tucson vs. Chicago Fire, 2:00 p.m.
Colorado Rapids vs. Real Salt Lake, 4:30 p.m.
New England Revolution vs. Chivas USA, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 (North Stadium at Kino Sports Complex)
Chivas USA vs. Colorado Rapids, 2:00 p.m.
New England Revolution vs. Chicago Fire, 4:30 p.m.
Real Salt Lake vs. FC Tucson, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 1, 2014 (Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium)
5th Place vs. 6th Place, TBD
3rd Place vs. 4th Place, TBD
1st Place vs. 2nd Place, TBD.