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#UpRising Podcast

The #UpRising Podcast gives you in-depth coverage of the Phoenix Rising FC. ArizonaSports.com's Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson have weekly guests from the team and break down all the games.
July 31, 2021

Niall Dunn, Phoenix Rising defender - July 31

Phoenix Rising FC defender and Valley native Niall Dunn joins the show to discuss signing a professional contract at 16-years-old, what manager Rick Schantz already has him working on and his career aspirations with both PRFC and the USMNT. See omnystudio.com/listener for privac...   (24:34)
July 1, 2021

Jon Bakero, Phoenix Rising midfielder - July 1

Phoenix Rising FC midfielder Jon Bakero joins the show to discuss PRFC's season a third of the way through the 2021 USL Championship campaign, the Phoenix Suns' Western Conference title and a possible EURO 2020 Spain-Italy semifinal bet for charity. See omnystudio.com/listener f...   (19:25)
June 18, 2021

Brett Johnson, Phoenix Rising owner - June 18

Phoenix Rising FC owner Brett Johnson joins the show to discuss PRFC's 2021 USL Championship campaign, the club's MLS ambitions and the acquisition of English League One side Ipswich Town FC.   (31:29)
June 12, 2021

Tate Schmitt, Phoenix Rising defender - June 11

Phoenix Rising FC defender and Valley native Tate Schmitt joins the show to discuss coming to PRFC on loan from MLS' Real Salt Lake, his versatility to play multiple positions and getting to play just a few miles from his alma mater Desert Vista High School. See omnystudio.com/l...   (30:30)
June 11, 2021

Joe Lowery - June 10

Joe Lowery joins the show to discuss all things United States Men's National Team following USMNT's 3-2 AET victory over Mexico to lift the first-ever Concacaf Nation's League Final trophy.   (31:30)
June 4, 2021

David Egbo, Phoenix Rising forward - June 4

Phoenix Rising FC forward David Egbo joins the show to discuss his personal goals while on loan at PRFC from MLS' Vancouver Whitecaps FC, where he'll fit in Rick Schantz's system and his journey from Nigeria to the United States to play soccer. See omnystudio.com/listener for pr...   (22:17)
May 29, 2021

Jon Bakero, Phoenix Rising midfielder - May 28

Phoenix Rising FC midfielder and vice-captain Jon Bakero joins the show to discuss the 5-1 win over Las Vegas Lights FC, what to expect from Sacramento Republic FC and playing for LGBTQ+ pride.   (22:07)
May 14, 2021

Santi Moar, PRFC forward & Owain Evans, freelance reporter - May 14

Phoenix Rising FC forward Santi Moar and freelance reporter Owain Evans join the show to discuss PRFC's hot start out of the gates in 2021, the Spanish winger's impressive performances thus far and what to expect against Tampa Bay Rowdies. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...   (35:00)
May 7, 2021

Phoenix Rising midfielder Kevon Lambert & goalkeeper Ben Lundt - May 7

Phoenix Rising FC midfielder and goalkeeper Ben Lundt join the show to discuss the 4-1 win over San Diego Loyal SC, what to expect from Oakland Roots SC and AS Roma's hire of Jose Mourinho.   (38:30)
March 8, 2021

James Musa, Phoenix Rising center back - March 8

Phoenix Rising FC center back James Musa joins the show to discuss his return to the Valley, his experience with MLS side Minnesota United FC last season and which position he will be playing for PRFC in 2021.   (18:30)
December 8, 2020

Ivan Gutierrez, Phoenix Rising midfielder - Dec. 8

Phoenix Rising FC midfielder Ivan Gutierrez joins the show to discuss why he chose to join PRFC, how he fits in manager Rick Schantz's system and his youth career with Chivas USA and Guadalajara.   (13:12)
December 7, 2020

Joey Calistri, Phoenix Rising wingback - Dec. 7

Phoenix Rising FC wingback Joey Calistri joins the show to discuss re-signing with PRFC and which position he feels most comfortable playing.   (11:08)
December 4, 2020

Aodhan Quinn, Phoenix Rising midfielder - Dec. 4

Phoenix Rising FC's newest midfielder Aodhan Quinn joins the show to discuss why he chose to join PRFC, the rivalry with Orange County SC and what type of player fans should expect from the 28-year-old.   (11:57)
December 1, 2020

Tobi Adewole, Phoenix Rising center back - Dec. 1

Phoenix Rising FC's newest signee and center back Tobi Adewole joins the show to discuss why he chose to join PRFC, the type of player he is and his Nigerian roots.   (13:56)
November 25, 2020

Zac Lubin, Phoenix Rising goalkeeper - Nov. 25

Phoenix Rising goalkeeper Zac Lubin joins the show to discuss returning for his fourth season with the "core four" and how he feels about USL Championship's handling of the end of the 2020 season.   (33:31)
November 21, 2020

Joey Farrell, Phoenix Rising center back - Nov. 21

Phoenix Rising FC center back Joey Farrell joins the show to discuss almost becoming a free agent, PRFC's frame of mind following the cancellation of the 2020 USL Championship Final and what's going on with his beloved Philadelphia Eagles. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...   (25:00)
October 30, 2020

Phoenix Rising fullback Darnell King - Oct. 30

Phoenix Rising fullback Darnell King joins the show to discuss PRFC's legs after playing three extra time matches, goalkeeper Zac Lubin's playoff performances and playing against his former team in the USL Championship Final.   (14:12)
October 30, 2020

Phoenix Rising midfielder Jose Aguinaga - Oct. 29

Phoenix Rising FC midfielder Jose Aguinaga joins the show to discuss PRFC's preparation the week of the USL Championship Final, the importance of pitch conditions and what to expect from the Tampa Bay Rowdies.   (19:47)
October 23, 2020

Phoenix Rising goalkeeper Zac Lubin - Oct. 23

Phoenix Rising FC goalkeeper Zac Lubin joins the show to discuss the return of manager Rick Schantz, PRFC giving up the hosting rights to the USL Championship Final and previewing the Western Conference Final.   (25:10)
October 16, 2020

Phoenix Rising center back Joey Farrell - Oct. 16

Phoenix Rising FC center back Joey Farrell joins the show to discuss playing forward for his dad at La Salle, the biggest challenges in his three years with PRFC, getting the captain's armband and a playoff preview of Reno 1868 FC. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informa...   (31:33)
October 9, 2020

Phoenix Rising forward Santi Moar - Oct. 9

Phoenix Rising FC forward Santi Moar joins the show to discuss what training is like under interim manager Blair Gavin, a playoff preview of Sacramento Republic FC and the challenge of starting in place of Junior Flemmings.   (22:30)
September 25, 2020

Phoenix Rising center back Damion Lowe - Sept. 25

Phoenix Rising FC center back Damion Lowe joins the show to discuss his decision to sign for PRFC, his first week in the Valley and what it would mean to him if Jamaica qualified for the World Cup.   (14:15)
September 19, 2020

Phoenix Rising FC's Corey Whelan - Sept. 19

Phoenix Rising FC's Corey Whelan joins the show to discuss which position he feels most comfortable playing, getting used to the Arizona heat and PRFC's mentality heading into the playoffs.   (32:59)
September 10, 2020

Phoenix Rising midfielder Jordan Schweitzer - Sept. 10

Phoenix Rising FC midfielder Jordan Schweitzer joins the show to discuss playing in front of fans at Casino Arizona Field, transitioning into PRFC's playstyle, and the work both he and the club have done with Phoenix Children's Hospital. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy i...   (34:26)
September 4, 2020

Phoenix Rising goalkeeper Zac Lubin - Sept. 4

Phoenix Rising FC goalkeeper Zac Lubin joins the show to discuss the club's home vs. away record, playoff positioning in USL Championship Group B, and the racial and social injustices ongoing in the U.S.   (40:10)
August 27, 2020

Phoenix Rising fullback Darnell King - Aug. 27

Phoenix Rising FC fullback Darnell King joins the show to discuss transitioning from a forward in college to right back as a pro, playing left and right back for manager Rick Schantz and racism in the U.S.   (31:08)
August 18, 2020

Phoenix Rising FC supporters' group Los Bandidos - Aug. 18

Los Bandidos members Bre and Aly Munoz, and Nancy Shaddock join the show to discuss the identity of the supporters' group, its relationship with Phoenix Rising FC and what a $1 beer night in the South End is like.   (27:49)
August 18, 2020

Phoenix Rising FC supporters' group Red Fury - Aug. 18

Red Fury members John and Monica McPherson, Kristine Lantz, Brian Medendorp and Todd Ring join the show to discuss the history of the supporters' group, its relationship with Phoenix Rising FC and RedFuryPHXcharity.com.   (01:07:11)
August 13, 2020

Phoenix Rising FC goalkeeper Eric Dick - Aug. 13

Phoenix Rising FC goalkeeper Eric Dick joins the show to discuss playing against PRFC in the 2018 playoffs, getting loaned to Phoenix from MLS side Sporting KC and being named to USL Championship's Team of the Week in his only appearance. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy ...   (29:26)
August 6, 2020

Phoenix Rising FC forward Santi Moar - Aug. 6

Phoenix Rising FC forward Santi Moar joins the show to discuss growing up in Spain, playing in Rick Schantz's system and PRFC's upcoming match against his former side New Mexico United.   (15:42)
July 30, 2020

Phoenix Rising assistant coach Peter Ramage - July 30

Former Phoenix Rising FC defender and current assistant coach Peter Ramage joins the show to discuss his return to Newcastle United, his American vs. English battles with manager Rick Schantz and what he'll miss the most about PRFC. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inform...   (25:56)
July 23, 2020

Phoenix Rising midfielder Kevon Lambert - July 23

Phoenix Rising FC midfielder and Jamaica international Kevon Lambert joins the show to discuss COVID-19 protocols, pitch issues at Orange County, manager Rick Schantz comparing him to Ngolo Kante and Rising Against Racism.   (19:22)
July 15, 2020

Phoenix Rising forward Junior Flemmings - July 15

Phoenix Rising FC forward and Jamaica international Junior Flemmings joins the show to discuss traveling to Orange County, his confidence in manager Rick Schantz's system and racism in America.   (16:17)
July 9, 2020

Phoenix Rising midfielder Jon Bakero - July 9

Phoenix Rising FC midfielder Jon Bakero joins the show to discuss playing in front of fan cutouts, how he feels about the return-to-play protocol and the creation of the player-driven initiative Rising Against Racism.   (18:38)
July 3, 2020

Phoenix Rising GM Bobby Dulle - July 3

Phoenix Rising FC general manager Bobby Dulle joins the show to discuss the 2020 season schedule, what fans returning to Casino Arizona Field might look like and what he's learned from recent talks with owners and supporters regarding social issues. See omnystudio.com/listener f...   (21:44)
May 22, 2020

Steve Cooke, Director of Soccer Development - May 22

Phoenix Rising FC Director of Soccer Development Steve Cooke joins the show to discuss the club being named a founding member of MLS's Elite Player Development Platform, USL Academy and the future of Phoenix Rising youth soccer. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informatio...   (20:57)
May 15, 2020

Rick Schantz and Ryan Madden - May 15

Phoenix Rising manager Rick Schantz and USL VP of Communications Ryan Madden join the show to discuss the present and future of the club and league, respectively.   (38:57)
November 7, 2019

Season over - Nov. 7

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson discuss Phoenix Rising FC's loss to Real Monarchs in the playoffs and how they feel about the season now that it is over.   (26:33)
October 31, 2019

Rising survive penalty shootout - Oct. 31

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson discuss a playoff scare for Phoenix Rising FC after a penalty shootout.   (21:09)
October 26, 2019

Playoff soccer is here - Oct. 25

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson review the two main talking points from the end of the regular season before previewing Rising's first playoff matchup.   (17:59)
October 17, 2019

Loss at home in stoppage time - Oct. 16

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson discuss Phoenix Rising FC dropping points again, this time at home in a loss.   (18:40)
October 11, 2019

Regular season wrapping up - Oct. 11

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson discuss two more uncharacteristic matches from Phoenix Rising FC and what they want to see in the last two matches before playoffs.   (19:46)
September 26, 2019

Rising finally drop points - Sept. 26

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson discuss Phoenix Rising dropping points and losing for the first time in quite a while.   (19:06)
September 21, 2019

An unconventional win No. 20 - Sept. 20

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson discuss Rising's latest win ending early for player safety.   (23:52)
September 13, 2019

Two 1-0 wins to make it 19 - Sept. 13

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson discuss two more wins for Phoenix Rising FC.   (17:13)
September 5, 2019

Three more games, three more wins - Sept. 5

Kellan Olson returns from vacation and Jake Anderson fills him in on three more wins for Phoenix Rising FC.   (19:09)
August 22, 2019

Rising still win despite strong test from Reno - Aug. 22

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson discuss how RIsing's 4-2 win over Reno showcased the formula for how to beat the team that has now won 14 straight in league play.   (14:40)
August 15, 2019

Phoenix Rising FC striker Adam Jahn - Aug. 14

Phoenix Rising FC striker Adam Jahn joins the show to discuss the winning streak, his chemistry with Solomon Asante and more.   (12:32)
August 9, 2019

Two more wins and a PL preview - August 9

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson discuss two more wins for Phoenix Rising before diving deep on the Premier League's new season.   (43:08)
July 25, 2019

The most decisive win yet – July 25

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson discuss the most lopsided win yet for Phoenix Rising before handing out some awards over midway through the season.   (24:24)
July 18, 2019

New signing, nine wins in a row - July 18

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson discuss Phoenix Rising FC's newest signing and another win.   (22:12)
July 4, 2019

Last-minute goal keeps winning streak alive - July 4

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson review a dramatic Phoenix Rising FC win to keep the winning streak alive.   (18:30)
June 27, 2019

Another win, USWNT and picking clubs to support - June 27

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson discuss the latest win for Rising, the USWNT and the clubs they support.   (23:52)
June 20, 2019

Six wins in a row - June 20

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson discuss the top form of Phoenix Rising FC after two more wins.   (18:25)
June 13, 2019

Dominant win after the break - June 13

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson recap what was Phoenix Rising's best performance of the season in a 5-0 victory.   (22:38)
June 6, 2019

Rising keeper Zac Lubin

Phoenix Rising FC keeper Zac Lubin joins Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson to discuss Rising's start to the season, his thoughts on the team's form and more.   (14:50)
May 31, 2019

A win before the break, European finals breakdown - May 31

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson discuss a win for Phoenix Rising before a bye week and then break down the European finals.   (21:31)
May 23, 2019

Strong result at home - May 23

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson discuss a strong result at home for Phoenix Rising FC and two straight league wins in a row.   (15:39)
May 17, 2019

Win in the league, loss in the cup - May 17

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson recap Phoenix Rising's two matches in the past week, one win and one loss.   (16:24)
May 9, 2019

The impact of Jason Johnson's injury - May 9

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson discuss what the Jason Johnson injury means for Phoenix Rising and how they can bounce back after a disappointing result in Orange County.   (17:20)
May 2, 2019

Phoenix Rising's start to the season - May 2

Kellan Olson and Jake Anderson discuss Phoenix Rising's start to the season, including positive and negative trends that stick out eight matches in.   (17:20)
April 25, 2019

Phoenix Rising manager Rick Schantz - April 25

Phoenix Rising manager Rick Schantz joins the program to discuss the club's form thus far, key points in the season and the impact of certain players.   (17:50)
April 18, 2019

USL's Ryan Madden - April 18

USL VP of Communications Ryan Madden joins the program to discuss the future of USL, why Phoenix Rising has been the gold standard for USL and more.   (15:17)
April 11, 2019

Phoenix Rising GM Bobby Dulle

Phoenix Rising general manager Bobby Dulle joins the show to discuss his role with the club, traveling to Istanbul for Phoenix Rising's new relationship with Galatasaray and building the identity of the team's style.   (24:05)
April 4, 2019

Phoenix Rising VP Sam Doerr

On the first episode of the #UpRising podcast, Phoenix Rising Football Club vice president Sam Doerr joins the show to discuss the current state of the club, what new fans can expect at a match and future plans going forward.   (23:17)