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PRESEASON SLATE: Rising FC to Host Three MLS Clubs

By USLChampionship.com Staff, 01/07/20, 12:32PM EST

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Crew SC, Sporting Kansas City, Real Salt Lake to visit as part of 2020 Visit Tucson Sun Cup


Phoenix Rising FC and forward Adam Jahn will square off again with Major League Soccer's Real Salt Lake as part of the 2020 Visit Tucson Sun Cup in February. | Photo courtesy Michael Rincon / Phoenix Rising FC

PHOENIX – Top USL Championship club Phoenix Rising FC will square off with three teams from Major League Soccer this preseason at Casino Arizona Field as part of the 2020 Visit Tucson Sun Cup this February, with the annual event welcoming five clubs from MLS between February 15-22.

The Championship’s defending Regular Season Title-holder, Rising FC will square off with Columbus Crew SC on Saturday, February 15 before meeting Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday, February 19 and Real Salt Lake on Saturday, February 22 to round out the tournament. All three games will kick off at 7 p.m. local time.

The 2020 Visit Tucson Sun Cup will also feature the Houston Dynamo and New York Red Bulls, with each team playing three games in a round-robin format. The Visit Tucson Sun Cup winner will be determined by total points earned in three matches. Teams will earn three points for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss.

Phoenix is coming off a season in which it set numerous regular-season records in the Championship, including a remarkable 20-game winning streak that helped it reach new highs in total wins (24), points (78) and goals (89).

2020 Visit Tucson Sun Cup Schedule

All Kickoffs Local Time
Saturday, February 15

Real Salt Lake vs. Sporting Kansas City, 4 p.m.
Kino North Stadium (Tucson, Ariz.)

New York Red Bulls vs Houston Dynamo, 6:30 p.m.
Kino North Stadium (Tucson, Ariz.)

Columbus Crew SC vs Phoenix Rising FC, 7 p.m.
Casino Arizona Field (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Wednesday, February 19
Houston Dynamo vs Real Salt Lake, 4 p.m.
Kino North Stadium (Tucson, Ariz.)
    
New York Red Bulls vs Columbus Crew SC, 6:30 p.m.
Kino North Stadium (Tucson, Ariz.)

Phoenix Rising FC vs Sporting Kansas City, 7 p.m.
Casino Arizona Field (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Saturday, February 22
New York Red Bulls vs Sporting Kansas City, 2 p.m.
Kino North Stadium (Tucson, Ariz.)

Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew SC, 5 p.m.
Kino North Stadium (Tucson, Ariz.)

Phoenix Rising FC vs Real Salt Lake, 7 p.m.
Casino Arizona Field (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

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