January 3, 2017
ARIZONA HERE WE COME
Red Bulls, NYC FC to play preseason in Tucson
Both New York franchises in Major League Soccer will play part of their preseason in Tucson, Arizona in January and February.
The Red Bulls will partake in the 2017 Desert Friendlies and the Desert Diamond Cup.
They will take on the Portland Timbers on Friday, Jan. 27 at 8:30 p.m. in the former competition before kicking off its stay in the Diamond Cup against Sporting Kansas City Saturday, Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. ET.
New York City FC also will participate in the Desert Diamond Cup.
The Blues will meet the Houston Dynamo Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. ET.
The placement games are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25.
The Desert Diamond Cup schedule (all times Eastern):
Saturday, Feb. 18
New England Revolution vs. Colorado Rapids, 3 p.m.
New York Red Bulls vs. Sporting Kansas City, 5:30 p.m.
New York City Football Club vs. Houston Dynamo, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25
5th place team vs. 6th place team, 3 p.m.
3rd place team vs. 4th place team, 5:30 p.m.
1st place team vs. 2nd place team, 8 p.m.