(PHOENIX) May 16, 2017 – Phoenix Rising FC midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips was named to the United Soccer League Team of the Week for Week 8. Teammate Omar Bravo was named to the Team of the Week Bench. Wright-Phillips becomes the second player this season to receive the honor. Midfielder Luke Rooney had been named to the Team of the Week twice (Week 3 and Week 5).
Wright-Phillips scored a dramatic game-winning goal in the match’s final play in Phoenix Rising’s 2-1 win over OKC Energy FC.
Phoenix Rising FC steps away from league action and heads on the road to participate in the U.S. Open Cup this Wednesday, May 17, against PDL side Fresno Fuego. The match kicks off at 7 p.m. and will be streamed live. A link to the match will be provided via the club’s social media at a later time.
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.
The USL is the world’s largest Division II professional soccer league, with 30 markets in 20 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces for the 2017 season. In total, the USL reaches a population of 75 million people, fueling the growth of professional soccer across North America.
In 2016, more than $100 million were invested league-wide into stadium infrastructure to create venues that deliver an unforgettable fan and competitor experience. The USL has national media partnerships with ESPN and SiriusXM, and recently invested $10 million to create USL Productions – which includes a state-of-the-art facility that will produce and distribute nearly 500 league matches and more than 1,000 hours of original content to national partners, local affiliates, USL’s Match Center and international markets.
A growing league, the USL has more than doubled in size since 2014, with Ottawa Fury FC, Reno 1868 FC and the Tampa Bay Rowdies debuting in 2017. Nashville SC is the first club set to join the league for 2018. Beyond league play, the USL regularly features international exhibitions against leading Premier League, Liga MX, and Bundesliga clubs, among others.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., the USL provides unparalleled club support with a growing team of 50 professionals across 17 departments, ranging from operations to marketing, communications and sponsorship. Follow the USL at USLSoccer.com, the USL Match Center, and on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.