Phoenix Rising FC

Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman J.J. Watt at Chelsea FC's Stamford Bridge. (Instagram Photo/@jj...
Jake Anderson

Phoenix Rising’s Didier Drogba sparked J.J. Watt’s love for soccer, Chelsea

J.J. Watt fell in love with Chelsea and the game of soccer because of former striker Didier Drogba, who played for and is a part-owner of Phoenix Rising.
7 months ago
Union 602's Monica McPherson celebrates the first goal scored in Phoenix Rising's new stadium at Wi...
Jake Anderson

Rising bolsters home advantage with full stadium capacity starting June 5

Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex at Wild Horse Pass will be at 100% capacity starting June 5 against San Diego Loyal SC, the club announced on Tuesday.
7 months ago
Phoenix Rising FC forward and captain Solomon Asante against Oakland Roots SC at Wild Horse Pass on...
Jake Anderson

Phoenix Rising captain Solomon Asante named to Team of the Week

The captain joins forward Santi Moar and midfielders Kevon Lambert and Jon Bakero on the list of PRFC players to receive Team of the Week honors this year.
7 months ago
Phoenix Rising FC forward Santi Moar celebrates after scoring a goal against Oakland Roots SC at Wi...
Jake Anderson

Phoenix Rising uproots Oakland to remain perfect on 2021 campaign

Phoenix Rising FC defeated Oakland Roots SC 3-0 on Saturday night at Wild Horse Pass to remain perfect on the 2021 USL Championship campaign.
7 months ago
Ben Lundt with USL Championship side Louisville City FC. (Twitter Photo/@LouCityFC)...
Jake Anderson

2020 USLC Goalkeeper of the Year Ben Lundt joins Phoenix Rising on loan

The 37th overall pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft is the reigning USL Championship Goalkeeper of the Year after spending the last two seasons at Lou City.
7 months ago
Phoenix Rising FC midfielder Kevon Lambert (middle) celebrates after scoring a goal against San Die...
Jake Anderson

3 Rising players earn weekly honors; MLS goalkeeper coming on loan

Defender Noah Billingsley will be available for selection on Saturday night against Oakland Roots after "problems with his visa" kept him out of Matchday 1.
7 months ago
Phoenix Rising forward Santi Moar (right) celebrates after assisting midfielder Aodhan Quinn (#14) ...
Jake Anderson

Phoenix Rising flips regular-season switch, routs San Diego in 2021 opener

The PRFC of old returned to the pitch on Friday night, defeating San Diego 4-1 to open up both the 2021 campaign and the new stadium at Wild Horse Pass.
7 months ago
Phoenix Suns forward Frank Kaminsky (8) and forward Dario Saric (20) celebrate with teammates durin...
Logan Newman

Wins on wins: Arizona sports teams run the table Friday night

On Friday night, the Suns, Coyotes, Diamondbacks and Rising all won their games and the Cardinals made Rondale Moore their second-round NFL draft pick.
7 months ago
Phoenix Rising defender Niall Dunn (middle) plays against Colorado Springs Switchbacks in a preseas...
Jake Anderson

Rising signs 16-year-old Valley native Niall Dunn to academy contract

Niall Dunn is a Valley native who goes to Hamilton High School in Chandler and spent time with several Phoenix-based youth clubs before landing with PRFC.
7 months ago
Phoenix Rising FC striker Seyi Adekoya against FC Tucson in a preseason friendly at Wild Horse Pass...
Jake Anderson

Rising looks forward to season start after ‘long’ preseason comes to an end

Phoenix Rising capped off its 2021 preseason on Saturday with the first two matches ever played in the new stadium at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler.
7 months ago
Diego Reyes #5, Hector Moreno #15, Carlos Salcedo #3 and Luis Rodriguez #21 of Mexico celebrate wit...
Henry Schleizer

State Farm Stadium to serve as host venue for 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup

Concacaf announced on Thursday that State Farm Stadium, the home of the Arizona Cardinals, will serve as a host venue for the 2021 Gold Cup.
7 months ago
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Jake Anderson

Phoenix Rising drops new Adidas kits for 2021 USL Championship season

Phoenix Rising dropped three new kits on Tuesday ahead of the 2021 USL Championship season. PRFC will sport an all-red, an all-white and an all-black strip.
7 months ago
Phoenix Rising's Jon Bakero (left), Seyi Adekoya (#23) and Prince Saydee (right) celebrate after sc...
Jake Anderson

Rising’s depth shines in preseason matches vs. Colorado Springs

Phoenix Rising defeated Colorado Springs 6-3 on aggregate on Saturday at PRFC's new practice facilities at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler.
7 months ago
Phoenix Rising FC defender Noah Billingsley plays a preseason match against MLS side Real Salt Lake...
Jake Anderson

Noah Billingsley joins Phoenix Rising on loan from Minnesota United

The 23-year-old New Zealand international has played in Phoenix Rising's last two preseason matches under the alias "Trialist 12."
8 months ago
Phoenix Rising FC's Santi Moar (middle) against Colorado Rapids in a Tucson Sun Cup match at Kino S...
Jake Anderson

Phoenix Rising’s attacking troubles continue in loss to Colorado Rapids

Phoenix Rising FC fell to Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Saturday night at Kino Sports Complex to close out the 2021 Visit Tucson Sun Cup.
8 months ago
Phoenix Rising FC fullback Darnell King plays a ball in against Union Omaha in a preseason friendly...
Jake Anderson

Phoenix Rising to play San Diego Loyal, Tampa Bay Rowdies on ESPN2

For the first time in club history, Phoenix Rising FC will be playing two USL Championship regular-season matches on national television.
8 months ago
Phoenix Rising FC wingback Ryan Flood (right) during a preseason match against Union Omaha at Wild ...
Jake Anderson

Getting to know Ryan Flood: Phoenix Rising’s local signing from FC Arizona

Flood played abroad in Brazil and Japan, the former of which he attributes much of his style to on and off the pitch, including the nickname "Floodinho."
8 months ago
Phoenix Rising forward Seyi Adekoya (left) and goalkeeper Edward Delgado (right). (Phoenix Rising F...
Jake Anderson

Phoenix Rising signs forward Seyi Adekoya, goalkeeper Edward Delgado

Seyi Adekoya and Edward Delgado were brought in as trialists for PRFC's 2021 preseason, marking the second straight day in which a trialist has been signed.
8 months ago
Phoenix Rising manager Rick Schantz (left), wingback Ryan Flood (center) and FC Arizona technical d...
Jake Anderson

Phoenix Rising signs FC Arizona wingback, Tempe native Ryan Flood

It doesn’t get more Arizona than Ryan Flood, who was born in Scottsdale, played youth soccer in the Valley and went to Corona del Sol High School in Tempe.
8 months ago
Phoenix Rising FC forward and captain Solomon Asante. (ArizonaSports/Ashley Orellana)...
Jake Anderson

Phoenix Rising releases full 2021 USL Championship season schedule

Phoenix Rising FC will open the 2021 USL Championship campaign on April 30 against San Diego Loyal SC at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler.
8 months ago
Phoenix Rising FC captain Solomon Asante takes a Union Omaha defender in a preseason friendly on Ma...
Jake Anderson

Rick Schantz not pleased with Rising’s lack of finishing vs. Union Omaha

Phoenix Rising FC hosted USL League One side Union Omaha in a preseason match on a training pitch at Wild Horse Pass on Wednesday.
8 months ago
Phoenix Rising goalkeeper Andre Rawls (left) listens to manager Rick Schantz during training on Mar...
Jake Anderson

Rising FC adds 2 players on season-long loan from MLS’ Colorado Rapids

Defender Jeremy Kelly and goalkeeper Andre Rawls will be joining Phoenix Rising on a season-long loan for the 2021 USL Championship campaign.
8 months ago
Phoenix Rising FC manager Rick Schantz (left) and San Diego Loyal SC forward Ben Spencer (right) af...
Jake Anderson

Phoenix Rising to open 2021 season, new stadium vs. San Diego April 30

Additionally, Phoenix Rising will travel to play a preseason friendly against MLS side Seattle Sounders at Lumen Field on April 4.
8 months ago
Rising's new assistant coaches Juan Guerra (left) and Danny Stone take in training on Sunday, March...
Jake Anderson

Phoenix Rising adds assistant coaches Juan Guerra, Danny Stone to staff

Phoenix Rising added assistant coaches Juan Guerra and Danny Stone following the departures of former players and assistants Peter Ramage and Blair Gavin.
9 months ago