TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona has become an attractive destination for Major League Soccer’s preseason. Earlier this year, the Grande Sports World played host to the first portion of preseason for Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders, New England Revolution and Vancouver Whitecaps.
Three of the teams – New York Red Bulls replace Vancouver Whitecaps – have returned to Arizona to participate in the Desert Diamond Cup hosted by FC Tucson.
The annual preseason tournament pits four MLS teams against each other in round-robin play. Grande Sports Academy players braved the bizarre snowfall in Arizona for a chance to see some of their favorite players.
NOTE: Academy players go crazy for Thierry Henry at the 8 second mark.
Radu Marcu made the most of his time by dancing in the snow.