Phoenix Rising FC

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    The old Arizona United soccer club has changed it's name to Phoenix Rising FC and is building it's new stadium in south Scottsdale just north of the Tempe Marketplace:

    http://www.phxrisingfc.com/

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    Wonder if a move to the MLS is coming soon.
     
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    I think they are going to apply to be one of the Expansion MLS teams. That is the whole reason why they are building the new stadium. The current one is only temporary. I drive by it every day and it looks nice for a set of bleachers. The same crew that does the Phoenix Open did the temporary one. Put it up in a month.

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    They had their first game this weekend. Wanted to go but my wife had plans for us already. Heard that the parking was a nightmare. They say the parking issue will be fixed for their next game in a week and a half.
     
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    Didier Drogba just signed as a Player/Owner. I'd say they're serious about MLS.
     
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    Yeah that is pretty awesome.
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    Hoping to get to go see a game before it gets too hot.

    News of him signing on with Phoenix Rising is world wide:

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39584158
     
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    I didn't realize that Phoenix Rising has Shawn Wright-Phillips. I remember watching him for Man City.
     
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    Got my tickets for this Sunday night!
     
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    Dan Bickley is optimistic that Soccer is here to stay:

    http://www.azcentral.com/story/spor...-soccer-revolution-hitting-phoenix/100509998/

     
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    Made it to the game Sunday night with friend and our two boys who are both 10. We had a blast! Not a bad seat in the house. Wasn't too hot yet and once the sun was down it was perfect.

    Another packed house. 3rd sellout in a row and broke the previous attendance records with over 7100 people there to see Drogba introduced. Standing room only.

    They had a pretty good food selection. About 5 different restaurants and 3 food trucks to choose from. Lots of nice merchandise you can buy at the team store. The lines were not that bad for food or beer.

    The Bandidos group over in the southern part of the stadium are awesome. They were chanting and beating drums all game long. Just a great atmosphere for a soccer match! Plus a 4 - 3 win was nice!
     
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    Didier Drogba - Owner/Player/Coach :cool:
     

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