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Defender Victor Vasquez Named to the USL Team of the Week

By Phoenix Rising FC Communications, 09/12/17, 10:30AM MST

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Victor Vasquez was named to the USL Team of the Week for the first time in his career. (Isaiah Downing/Switchbacks FC)

Forward A.J. Gray receives honorable mention

(PHOENIX) September 12, 2017 – Phoenix Rising FC defender Victor Vasquez was named to the United Soccer League Team of the Week for Week 25. This is the tenth time a Phoenix Rising FC player has been named to the team of the week this season and the first time this year Vasquez has received the honor. This is also the third consecutive week a Phoenix Rising player has received the honor.

In two matches against Orange County SC and Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, Vasquez recorded five tackles and four interceptions as the club went 1-0-1. As an honorable mention, A.J. Gray scored the game-winning goal in the club’s 2-1 win over Switchbacks FC.

Phoenix Rising FC returns to the Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex on this Saturday for a showdown with the Western Conference-leading Real Monarchs SLC. The match will kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the match can be purchased at www.PHXRisingFC.com. Fans can also watch on television locally on YurView Arizona, Cox channels 4 & 1004 (Phoenix) and 7 & 1007 (Tucson) or on the club’s website at www.PHXRisingFC.com.

Rising FC players to earn USL’s weekly honors:

Week 3: Luke Rooney, Team of the Week
Week 5: Luke Rooney, Team of the Week; Alessandro Riggi, Team of the Week Honorable Mention
Week 8: Shaun Wright-Phillips, Team of the Week, Omar Bravo, Team of the Week Honorable Mention
Week 10: Jason Johnson, Team of the Week
Week 12: Amadou Dia, Team of the Week, Didier Drogba, Team of the Week Honorable Mention
Week 13: Didier Drogba, Team of the Week
Week 15: Josh Cohen, Team of the Week and Save of the Week
Week 16: Didier Drogba, Team of the Week Honorable Mention
Week 17: Jason Johnson, Player of the Week
Week 20: Alessandro Riggi, Team of the Week Honorable Mention
Week 23: Chris Cortez, Team of the Week
Week 24: Josh Cohen, Team of the Week
Week 25: Victor Vasquez, Team of the Week; A.J. Gray, Team of the Week Honorable Mention