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Phoenix Rising FC Midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips is Named to USL Team of the Week

By Phoenix Rising FC Communications, 10/03/17, 11:00AM MST

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(PHOENIX) October 3, 2017 – Phoenix Rising FC midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips was named to the United Soccer League Team of the Week for Week 28. This is the 13th time a Phoenix Rising FC player has been named to the team of the week this season and the second time Wright-Phillips has received the honor. He was named to the Team of the Week for Week 8. This is also the sixth consecutive week a Phoenix Rising FC player has been recognized by the league with a Team of the Week or Team of the Week Honorable Mention honor.

Wright-Phillips scored the game-winning goal for Rising FC in the club’s 2-0 win over Portland Timbers 2 on September 27. That win also clinched the club’s first-ever playoff spot. Wright-Phillips also provided the assist on Jason Johnson’s insurance goal later in the match.

Phoenix Rising FC returns home tomorrow, October 4, at the Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex to take on Tulsa Roughnecks FC. The match will kick off slightly earlier, at 7:00 p.m. Fans will be able to purchase select beers for just $1 for the evening. College students can also get free tickets to the match by showing a valid college ID.

The match is also USLs Game of the Week and will be streamed live online on ESPN3. Fans can also watch live on television locally on YurView Arizona, Cox channels 4 & 1004 (Phoenix) and 7 & 1007 (Tucson).

 

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
Week 26: Sam Hamilton, Team of the Week Honorable Mention
Week 27: Alessandro Riggi, Team of the Week
Week 28: Shaun Wright-Phillips, Team of the Week