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League: United Soccer League Championship
Location: Tempe, Ariz.
Venue: Casino Arizona Field
Notable Players: Solomon Asante, Adam Jahn, Junior Flemmings, Carl Woszczynski
Phoenix Rising FC TicketsPhoenix Rising FC is one of the top American soccer clubs in the state of Arizona. Originally known as Arizona United, the club was founded in 2014 as a member of the USL Championship. In the official US soccer hierarchy, USL ranks as the Division II Professional League behind Division I MLS. The name of the club was changed to Phoenix Rising as part of a general rebrand in 2016. The club quickly climbed to the top of the USL standings in only a few years. In its best ever finish, the club reached the 2018 USL Championship game, losing to Louisville City FC in a close 1-0 battle. The game remained scoreless until a goal by Luke Spencer in the 62nd minute clinched the victory. Phoenix Rising FC has become an important brand in American soccer. It owns nearby FC Tucson from the lower division USL League One. If you want to experience an exciting match of soccer, then you should purchase Phoenix Rising FC tickets at StubHub.
What are some of the top games on the upcoming schedule?Phoenix Rising FC opens up 2020 with several preseason games against top MLS squads in the annual Visit Tucson Sun Cup. These include Columbus Crew SC on February 15th, Sporting KC on February 19th and Real Salt Lake on February 22nd. Phoenix then begins the USL regular season with a home game against the Portland Timbers 2 FC on March 7th. Other important home matchups include the Austin Bold FC on March 28th, Sacramento Republic FC on May 16th, Reno 1868 FC on May 29th, El Paso Locomotive FC on June 6th, Orange County SC on June 19th and Real Monarchs SLC on July 17th. The season concludes with a road game against the Sacramento Republic FC on October 17th. Phoenix Rising FC will also participate in the 2020 US Open Cup.
How did Phoenix finish the last season?Phoenix Rising FC finished the 2019 regular season as the top team in the Western Conference with 78 points and a record of 24 wins, four losses and six draws. In the first round of the playoffs, Phoenix beat the eighth seed Austin Bold FC after eight rounds of penalty kicks. However, the season ended with a 2-1 loss to the fourth seed and eventual champion Real Monarchs SLC in the second round. Junior Flemmings scored the initial goal for Phoenix in the 25th minute, but the Real Monarchs SLC pulled ahead with goals by Jack Blake and Maikel Chang in the 33rd and 43rd minutes. In the non-USL play, Phoenix lost to New Mexico United in the second round of the 2019 US Open Cup on penalty kicks.
Who is the club’s biggest rival?Despite only entering the league in 2014, Phoenix Rising FC has managed to establish a highly competitive series against Orange County SC. In perhaps the most memorable matchup of the series, Phoenix beat Orange County 2-1 in the 2018 Western Conference Final.
Who is the club’s head coach?On November 14th, 2018, Rick Schantz officially became the fourth head coach in club history after take over as the interim coach in June. Schantz had previously served as a coach of Tucson youth soccer for 20 years. He was the head coach of FC Tucson between 2011 and 2017, reaching the Western Conference Finals in three consecutive years.
What is the capacity of the venue?The Casino Arizona Field, which opened in 2017, seats around 6,200 spectators. Located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community near Tempe Marketplace, the arena is right next to the casino after which it’s named. Though tailgating is not allowed in the parking lot, fans can still take advantage of the Pub2Pitch program, which offers free shuttle services from designated bars to the arena for gameday.
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