2011 Desert Diamond Cup

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2011 Desert Diamond Cup
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates March 4 – 5
Teams 4
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Sporting Kansas City (1st title)
Runners-up New York Red Bulls
Third place FC Tucson
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4
Goals scored 21 (5.25 per match)
Top scorer(s) Pat Perkins
2012

The 2011 Desert Diamond Cup (formerly known as the Desert Cup and also known as the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup) was a preseason soccer tournament held at Hi Corbett Field in Tucson, Arizona. The tournament, the first edition of the Desert Cup, was held from March 4-5, 2011 and featured two Major League Soccer clubs along two US Club Soccer clubs.

The tournament was won by Sporting Kansas City, who edged the New York Red Bulls on goal differential.

Teams[edit]

The following four clubs competed in the tournament:

Matches[edit]

March 4, 2011
18:00 PST
Arizona Sahuaros 1 – 6 Sporting Kansas City
Baker Goal 86' Report Jones Goal 35'
Mravec Goal 53'
Sapong Goal 56'
Myers Goal 77'
Zusi Goal 83'
Ubiparipovic Goal 90'
Hi Corbett Field
Attendance: 2,560

March 4, 2011
20:00 PST
New York Red Bulls 3 – 1 FC Tucson
Hertzog Goal 19' Goal 53' (pen.)
da Luz Goal 68'
Report Gauna Goal 62'
Hi Corbett Field
Attendance: 2,560

March 5, 2011
18:00 PST
Arizona Sahuaros 3 – 3 FC Tucson
Perkins Goal 11' Goal 14' Goal 26' Report Diouf Goal 4'
Gauna Goal 69'
Goodfellow Goal 74'
Hi Corbett Field
Attendance: 10,097

March 5, 2011
20:00 PST
New York Red Bulls 2 – 2 Sporting Kansas City
Henry Goal 22'
Richards Goal 76'
Report Arnaud Goal 20'
Kamara Goal 61' (pen.)
Hi Corbett Field
Attendance: 10,097

Final standings[edit]

Club Pts Pld W L T GF GA GD
Sporting Kansas City 4 2 1 0 1 8 3 +5
New York Red Bulls 4 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2
FC Tucson 1 2 0 1 1 4 6 -2
Arizona Sahuaros 1 2 0 1 1 4 9 -5

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