2019 Mobile Mini Sun Cup

The 2019 Mobile Mini Sun Cup was the ninth edition of the preseason exhibition soccer tournament among Major League Soccer (MLS) and United Soccer League (USL) teams. It was held from February 2 to February 23 in Oro Valley, Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona.[1][2]

2019 Mobile Mini Sun Cup
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesFebruary 2–23
Teams11
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFC Dallas
Runners-upPortland Timbers
Third placeNew York Red Bulls
Fourth placeReal Salt Lake
Tournament statistics
Matches played9
Goals scored31 (3.44 per match)
Top scorer(s)Jeremy Ebobisse (POR)
(3 goals)
Best player(s)Jesús Ferreira (FCD)
2018
2020

TeamsEdit

The following clubs entered the tournament:[3]

Major League Soccer

USL Championship

Cup matchesEdit

All times are Mountain Standard Time (UTC-07:00)

February 10 New York Red Bulls 5–1 Phoenix Rising FC Oro Valley, Arizona
1:00pm Wright-Phillips   6', 38', 63'
Kaku   40'
Muyl   56'
Report
Report
Spencer   42' Stadium: Naranja Park
February 23 FC Dallas 2–1 New York Red Bulls Tucson, Arizona
12:00pm Aránguiz   34' (pen.)
Ferreira   77'
Report Lema   22'
Nuhu   33'
Stadium: Kino North Stadium
Referee: Nema Saghafi

Table standingsEdit

Pos Club GP W L T GF GA GD Pts PPG
1 FC Dallas (C) 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3 9 3.00
2 Portland Timbers 4 2 1 1 7 4 +3 7 1.75
3 New York Red Bulls 3 1 1 1 8 5 +3 4 1.33
4 Real Salt Lake 3 1 2 0 5 6 -1 3 1.00
5 Phoenix Rising FC 3 1 2 0 3 9 -6 3 1.00
6 Seattle Sounders FC 2 0 2 0 2 4 -2 0 0.00

(C) - Cup Winner
Note: Standings will be determined by points per game (PPG).[4]

Exhibition matchesEdit

February 7 Sporting Kansas City 3–2 Phoenix Rising FC Scottsdale, Arizona
6:00pm Russell   56' (1st game)
Zusi   72' (1st game)
Freeman   1' (2nd game)
Report Neagle   70' (1st game)
Lambert   28' (2nd game)
Stadium: Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex
Note: Two 75 minute games; aggregate score
February 13 Houston Dynamo Reserves 1–1 Sporting Kansas City Reserves Tucson, Arizona
4:00pm Rodriguez   52' Report Croizet   45' Stadium: Kino North Stadium, Field 1
February 20 New York Red Bulls Reserves 5–2 Phoenix Rising FC Tucson, Arizona
3:00pm DeSousa   32'
Stroud   47'
Valot   49'
Barlow   52'
Elney   81'
Johnson   29'
Calistri   67'
Stadium: Kino North Stadium

Note: Exhibition matches do not count in the cup standings

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mobile Mini Sun Cup Schedule Released". FC Tucson. January 4, 2019. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "FC Tucson to Face Pair of MLS Tests in Mobile Mini Sun Cup". United Soccer League (USL). January 4, 2019. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "Mobile Mini Sun Cup To Return in 2019". FC Tucson. December 21, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  4. ^ Mobile Mini Sun Cup Standings