PHOENIX, AZ (April 7, 2017) – Phoenix Rising FC (0-2-0) returns home this Saturday, April 8, to take on LA Galaxy II (1-1-0). Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. The match begins a four-game home stand for the club.
Tickets for the match are still available and can be purchased at www.PHXRisingFC.com. Fans can also watch the match live locally on YurView Arizona Cox Channels 7 & 1007 (HD) or online at PHXRisingFC.com.
Both teams are coming off shutout road losses last week. Phoenix Rising dropped its match to Real Monarchs SLC, 2-0. Los Dos fell to San Antonio FC, 3-0.
A bright spot for Phoenix Rising was goalkeeper Josh Cohen. Against the Monarchs, Cohen made several big saves to prevent the match from getting out of hand. His 43rd-minute diving stop to deny Sebastian Velasquez was considered one of the saves of the week by the United Soccer League.
Los Angeles dominated possession against San Antonio FC last week, holding onto the ball 60.7% of the time to San Antonio’s 39.3% per Opta stats. But none of the possession led to anything dangerous, as the team created just one chance and got one shot on target the entire match.
The all-time series between the club belongs to Los Dos, who are 5-3-2 and have won the last three meetings between the two clubs. Phoenix Rising FC’s last win against LA came on August 29, 2015 in a 2-1 win.
Game 3 – Phoenix Rising FC vs. LA Galaxy II
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m., Arizona
Stadium: Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex (Scottsdale, AZ)
Phoenix Rising FC: 0-2-0, 0 pts
LA Galaxy II: 1-1-0, 3 pts
All-time Series: Phoenix Rising FC is 3-5-1 in its all-time series with LA Galaxy II, and has lost the last three meetings between the clubs.
About Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix Rising FC is Arizona’s highest level professional soccer club. Established in 2013, the club enters its fourth year in the United Soccer League, which has been awarded Division 2 status by the U.S. Soccer Federation. Beginning in March of 2017, Phoenix Rising FC will be playing in its new, soccer-specific stadium located at the northwest corner of the 101 and 202 freeways in south Scottsdale. For more information on the club, visit the team's website at PhxRisingFC.com. You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC), Snapchat (PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub). For tickets call (623) 594-9606 or visit PHXRisingFC.com.
About United Soccer League
The United Soccer League is the fastest growing professional soccer league in the world with teams in 19 states and three Canadian provinces. Since 2014, the USL has doubled in size and established a sizeable North American footprint with strong ownership, experienced executives and regional rivalries.
In 2016, the USL experienced record growth with a total season attendance of almost 1.5 million, a 33 percent increase from 2015. The average attendance for the league’s top-10 drawing teams was 6,724, a 25 percent increase year-over-year.
Creating an engaging environment for passionate fans, the USL aims to establish all clubs as owners or primary tenants of 8,000-10,000 seat soccer-specific stadiums by 2020. Teams have invested more than $100 million into stadium infrastructure in the last year to enhance the experience for the USL’s passionate fans, 900-plus players and nearly 100 coaches in building a highly sophisticated league.
Expanding its broadcast reach with ESPN and SiriusXM partnerships, USL “Games of the Week” were available this year on ESPN3 to 99 million households. The USL aired more than 500 games last season through its Match Center. Recently, the USL finalized a $10 million investment and partnership with VISTA Worldlink to create USL Productions, which will create more than 1,000 hours of live match coverage for 2017. Additionally, statistical analysis will be powered by Opta – the world’s leading provider of live, detailed sports data – who will manage and deliver in-depth details for all USL games.
Based in Tampa, Fla., the USL supports its teams with operational excellence through 50-plus employees and 16 departments including Analytics, Competition, Creative, Digital, League Operations, Marketing, Merchandise/Licensing, Team Services, USL Productions and more.