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Real Salt Lake to play in 2012 FC Tucson cup in February

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Published: Thursday, Dec. 8 2011 8:39 p.m. MST

Robbie Keane #14 of the Los Angeles Galaxy gets a shot past Jamison Olave #4 of Real Salt Lake to score the Galaxy's third goal in the MLS Western Conference Championship at The Home Depot Center on November 6, 2011 in Carson, California. The Galaxy won 3-1 to advance to the MLS Cup.

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Real Salt Lake has announced that it will take part in the 2nd Annual FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup, which will be played at Kino Veteran Memorial Stadium in Tucson Feb. 22-March 3. RSL will be one of four Major League Soccer clubs participating in the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup, as the LA Galaxy, New England Revolution and New York Red Bulls will also play in the newly-expanded preseason tournament.

The event will feature four doubleheader matches on Wednesday and Saturday nights during the two-week span. The round-robin tournament will crown a champion on the final evening through a point accumulation system. All teams will be making their final preparations for the 2012 MLS regular season by training on the world-class fields and facilities of the Kino Sports Complex.

Real Salt Lake continues to finalize its plans for the early portion of its 2012 preseason calendar and expects to announce the details of its full preseason itinerary in the coming weeks.

2012 FC TUCSON DESERT DIAMOND CUP SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES MST)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

6 p.m. New England Revolution vs. LA Galaxy

8 p.m. New York Red Bulls vs. Real Salt Lake

Saturday, February 25, 2012

6 p.m. LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake

8 p.m. New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

6 p.m. Real Salt Lake vs. New England Revolution

8 p.m. LA Galaxy vs. New York Red Bulls

Saturday, March 3, 2012

6 p.m. MLS 3rd Place vs. MLS 4th Place

8 p.m. MLS 1st Place vs. MLS 2nd Place

*** All game dates and times are subject to change

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