Mobile Mini Sun Cup - 2018

NEWS: Earthquakes to Participate in 2018 Mobile Mini Sun Cup Preseason Tournament

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes will compete in the Mobile Mini Sun Cup preseason tournament, presented by Phoenix Rising FC and FC Tucson, from February 3-24 in Tucson, Ariz. The matchups and times of all Mobile Mini Sun Cup matches, gated and non-gated, will be announced at a later date.

San Jose is one of 11 MLS teams participating in the tournament, including Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, New England Revolution, Portland Timbers, New York Red Bulls, Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders FC and Sporting Kansas City.

“Tucson has done an incredible job setting a gold standard for MLS preseason and we’re excited to enhance that and make it bigger than ever,” said Phoenix Rising FC club governor Berke Bakay.

The Quakes have participated in preseason in Tucson every year since 2010 and went undefeated in the 2017 Desert Friendlies with a 2-0-1 record.

About Phoenix Rising FC

Phoenix Rising FC is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona’s history. Legendary Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba, Kona Grill CEO Berke Bakay and an impressive collection of business leaders and international celebrities, own the club. Established in 2013, Phoenix Rising FC is one of 12 cities applying for Major League Soccer expansion. In October 2017, Phoenix Rising FC acquired Premier Development League (PDL) side FC Tucson. The club currently plays in the United Soccer League, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world. For more information about the club, visit the team's website at You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC), Snapchat (PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub). For season tickets call (602.900.0083) or visit


About FC Tucson

FC Tucson, established in 2010, is committed to bringing the highest caliber of competitive soccer to Tucson and establishing a successful and long-lasting source of pride for city, county, state and country. FC Tucson owns FC Tucson Soccer, Tucson’s top-level soccer team.  Our owners, coaches, players and staff will play to win in sport, business and community connection. We recognize that our quality, commitment and passion for the game will guide our success and establish deep bonds with our stakeholders as we strive to be recognized and respected locally, nationally and internationally. In 2012, FC Tucson was named the PDL Rookie Franchise of the Year. To stay up to date on what is going on with the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup, check out the team’s website at You can also visit the team’s Facebook page at and follow all of the news related to FC Tucson on Twitter.


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