2011 Desert Diamond Cup
|Host country||United States|
|Dates||March 4 – 5|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Sporting Kansas City (1st title)|
|Runners-up||New York Red Bulls|
|Third place||FC Tucson|
|Goals scored||21 (5.25 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Pat Perkins|
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 following four clubs competed in the tournament:
- FC Tucson from US Club Soccer, hosts (1st appearance)
- Sporting Kansas City from Major League Soccer (1st appearance)
- New York Red Bulls from Major League Soccer (1st appearance)
- Arizona Sahuaros from the US Club Soccer (1st appearance)
|Arizona Sahuaros||1 – 6||Sporting Kansas City|
|Baker 86'||Report||Jones 35'
|New York Red Bulls||3 – 1||FC Tucson|
|Hertzog 19' 53' (pen.)
da Luz 68'
|Arizona Sahuaros||3 – 3||FC Tucson|
|Perkins 11' 14' 26'||Report||Diouf 4'
|New York Red Bulls||2 – 2||Sporting Kansas City|
Kamara 61' (pen.)
|Sporting Kansas City||4||2||1||0||1||8||3||+5|
|New York Red Bulls||4||2||1||0||1||5||3||+2|