By RYAN TOLMICH
The fourth annual Desert Diamond Cup is set to kickoff Wednesday night, and this year’s field is particularly strong.
Set to be hosted in Tucson, Arizona, the tournament features five MLS teams, headlined by Supporters’ Shield winners Seattle Sounders and MLS Cup runners-up the New England Revolution. Joining them will be Real Salt Lake, Sporting KC and the Colorado Rapids, as well as the PDL’s FC Tucson.
Aside from from the Sounders and Sporting KC, each of the other four teams will be returning to the tournament, which was won last season by the Chicago Fire.
The tournament will see each team play four games starting Wednesday with the finals set for Feb. 28.
Have a closer look at the tournament’s full schedule below:
DESERT DIAMOND CUP SCHEDULE
Round 1: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
5:30 p.m. – Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting Kansas City
6:00 p.m. – Real Salt Lake vs. New England Revolution
8:00 p.m. – Seattle Sounders FC vs. FC Tucson
Round 2: Saturday, February 21, 2015
5:30 p.m. – Colorado Rapids vs. New England Revolution
6:00 p.m. – Real Salt Lake vs. FC Tucson
8:00 p.m. – Seattle Sounders FC vs. Sporting Kansas City
Round 3: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
5:30 p.m. – Colorado Rapids vs. FC Tucson
6:00 p.m. – Seattle Sounders FC vs. New England Revolution
8:00 p.m. – Real Salt Lake v. Sporting Kansas City
Finals: Saturday, February 28, 2015
4:30 p.m. – 5th Place v. 6th Place
5:00 p.m. – 3rd Place v. 4th place
7:00 p.m. – 1st Place v. 2nd Place
What are you looking to see in this tournament? What games are you most eager to watch? Which team do you see as favorites?
Share your thoughts below.