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Karp & Weiss Proud to Support the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup

Posted by Elizabeth D. Spilotro | Aug 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Over four nights from February 22 to March 3, four Major League Soccer teams – the Los Angeles Galaxy, the New York Red Bulls, the New England Revolution, and Real Salt Lake – will descend on Tucson to compete in a round-robin tournament hosted by the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup. Karp & Weiss is proud to support FC Tucson, Tucson's own United Soccer League Premier Development Team, and the Desert Diamond Cup.

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The Desert Diamond Cup launches FC Tucson's effort to develop a “Cactus league” soccer spring training series for Major League Soccer based here in Tucson. In spring 2011, FC Tucson presented the first Desert Cup, an exhibition series between FC Tucson, the Phoenix-based Arizona Sahuaros, Sporting Kansas City, and the New York Red Bulls. With barely a few weeks' lead time, the Desert Cup drew more than 10,000 fans to Hi Corbett Field for an energetic weekend of professional soccer. Heading into this year's Desert Diamond Cup, the hosts expect more than 50,000 fans and visitors will flock to Tucson, embracing Tucson's newest “home team” and engineering momentum for soccer as a new economic and cultural engine for southern Arizona.

FC Tucson has currently invested more than $110,000 in converting the baseball diamonds at Kino Sports Complex into professional –level soccer fields. Sporting Kansas City and the San Jose Earthquakes are already in Tucson using Kino as a base for preseason training. The Desert Diamond Cup will be a chance for FC Tucson to prove to MLS that they can present a professional sporting experience, and that the wider region – comprised of southern Arizona and Sonora, Mexico – has the passionate fan base to support a spring training league based in Tucson. With the departure of Major League Baseball, the arrival of Major League Soccer presents a singular opportunity for Tucson to create its own sports – and economic – future.

For more information visit, or click here to buy tickets for the 2012 Desert Diamond Cup.

About the Author

Elizabeth D. Spilotro

Ms. Spilotro practices in the area of estate planning, charitable planning, estate settlement and probate, and trust administration, and also handles adoption cases. Ms. Spilotro advises individuals, couples, blended families, and unmarried couples in committed relationships to plan for incapacity, care for loved ones with special needs, and provide for family and beloved causes after death. In her adoption work, she counsels prospective birthparents on their options for adoption placement, facilitates selection of prospective adoptive parents, negotiates post-placement contact, and handles all legal aspects of adoption finalization.


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