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Rising captain earns USL Team of the Week honorable mention

Yuma #24 of El Paso Locomotive FC takes the ball from Solomon Asante #20 of Phoenix Rising FC during the USL match between El Paso Locomotive FC and Phoenix Rising FC at Casino Arizona Field on August 10, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Joe Hicks/Getty Images)

Phoenix Rising FC captain Solomon Asante earned USL Team of the Week honorable mention, the league announced Tuesday.

Asante scored the team’s game-winner Friday over El Paso Locomotive FC in the 72nd minute. In the win, he won seven duels, created two chances and drew three fouls.

Asante leads Phoenix in scoring this season with 16 goals in 20 games played.

The nod is Asante’s eighth accolade this season.

The recognition also marks the 17th week overall and ninth consecutive week that a Rising player has been recognized by the league.

Phoenix returns to action Friday to host Reno 1868 FC. The club previously beat Reno 3-0 on the road.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. and will be audio-streamed on


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