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Phoenix Rising’s 2021 preseason schedule to feature 5 MLS teams

Phoenix Rising FC midfielder Jon Bakero. (Arizona Sports/Ashley Orellana)

The preseason is officially upon us.

With physicals and intake evaluations starting this week prior to the official March 7 start, Phoenix Rising FC announced its 2021 preseason schedule on Wednesday.

PRFC will play a total of 12 tune-up matches against five MLS and four USL sides, two of which are from the Championship and two coming from League One.

Phoenix Rising’s full 2021 preseason schedule

March 13: vs. Sporting KC at Wild Horse Pass

March 16: vs. Colorado Rapids in Tucson

March 16: vs. Portland Timbers in Tucson

March 20: vs. Portland Timbers in Tucson

March 24: vs. Union Omaha at Wild Horse Pass

March 27: vs. Union Omaha at Wild Horse Pass

April 4: vs. Seattle Sounders at Lumen Field in Seattle

April 7: vs. Real Salt Lake in Tucson

April 10: vs. Colorado Rapids in Tucson

April 17: vs. Colorado Springs FC at Wild Horse Pass

April 24: vs. New Mexico United at Wild Horse Pass

April 25: vs. FC Tucson at Wild Horse Pass

“Construction of our new stadium at Wild Horse Pass is on schedule to open the 2021 regular season,” Phoenix Rising general manager Bobby Dulle said in a press release.

“The training facility on site has been approved for use by local officials. We are very excited to get this season underway as the finish to last year left all our returning players with a strong sense of unfinished business.”

No fans will be allowed to attend the preseason opener against Sporting KC on March 13.

However, fans could “potentially” be allowed to attend a preseason match at a later date as the club looks to lift restrictions closer to the start of the 2021 USL Championship campaign.