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PHOENIX RISING FC HITS THE ROAD TO SQUARE OFF WITH RED HOT SAN ANTONIO FC
PHOENIX (May 19, 2017) — Phoenix Rising FC (3-3-0) heads back out onto the road for just the second time in league play this Saturday, May 20, against San Antonio FC (7-0-2) at Toyota Field. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. Arizona time.

Fans can watch the match live locally on YurView Arizona Cox Channels 7 & 1007 (HD) or online at PHXRisingFC.com. Fans can also head to the club’s official watch party at the Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill in Tempe Marketplace (2000 East Rio Salado Parkway #1041, Tempe, AZ 85281).

While Phoenix Rising FC hasn’t played a USL road game since April 8, a 2-0 loss to Real Monarchs SLC, the team recently won in Fresno, California against Premier Development League (PDL) side Fresno Fuego on Wednesday in the second round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.


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Phoenix Rising FC news and notes

  • Current record: 3-3-0, 9pts

  • Phoenix earned its third win it its past four games in dramatic fashion last Saturday night as it defeated OKC Energy FC 2-1 in front of 6,251 fans at Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex.

  • Shaun Wright-Phillips’ scored in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time to lift Rising FC to victory, with the tally marking his first goal for the club.

  • Rising FC also took victory on the road in the Open Cup on Wednesday night as it claimed a 3-1 victory against the PDL’s Fresno Fuego.

  • Kody Wakasa, Eric Avila and Mike Seth all found the net in the victory, which earned Rising FC a home game with the San Francisco Deltas in the Third Round.
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The club was the better team for the first ten minutes of the match and in the 7th minute, forward Chris Cortez redirected a centering pass on target. But the San Antonio goalkeeper dove on the ball before it reached the line.

In the 12th minute San Antonio (8-0-2) took advantage of a midfield turnover and then struck on a counter attack. Kris Tyrpak got behind the defense and slotted a centering pass to A.J. Ajeakwa, who beat the goalkeeper for the game-winning goal.

Phoenix Rising FC (3-4-0) had several chances the rest of the match. In the 42nd minute, Cortez attempted a shot from distance, but was off target. In the 85th minute, Jason Johnson got the ball at the top of the box and took a shot, but he missed just wide left. And in the 89th minute, Eric Avila attempted a shot off a volley, but missed high.
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I recorded it and watched it yesterday.

Man that pitch in San Antonio looked like crap! In fact it looked more like a beach than a pitch. Disgraceful!

I thought the Rising started off really strong. Then they had that one turnover which SA took advantage of to go ahead 1 - 0. After that San Antonio played some suffocating defense. It seems that Phoenix Rising FC is still really struggling to find any sort of offense. Losing Rooney for the year didn't help. They have had opportunities but just can't seem to seal the deal and punch it in. They need some offensive fire power and I wonder how much longer till Drogba is ready for prime time.
 

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