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Phoenix Rising Duo Solomon Asante and Amadou Dia Named to USL Team of the Week

By Phoenix Rising Communications, 07/02/19, 10:30AM MST

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Duo combined to score all four goals in the 4-2 win over Timbers 2

PHOENIX (July 2, 2019) — Phoenix Rising teammates Solomon Asante and Amadou Dia were named to the USL Team of the Week for Week 17 of the 2019 USL Championship season the league announced today. 

The duo combined to score all four goals in Rising’s 4-2 win over Portland Timbers 2 on Saturday night. Dia scored a stoppage-time stunner to provide the game-winning goal after recording the equalizing goal on a brilliant solo effort. Asante netted two penalty kick goals while recording four key passes and completing 35 of 42 passes. Asante now leads USL Championship in goals and assists.

This is the first time this season two Rising players have been on the team of the week. This is also the 12th week this season a Rising FC player has been recognized by the league and the sixth time Asante has received a league honor in 2019 (best on the team). 

Phoenix Rising is off this week but returns to action on Saturday, July 13th, when the club travels to Rio Grande Valley. The match is scheduled to kickoff at 5:30 p.m.

2019 Player Honors
Week 1: Junior Flemmings — Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)
Week 2: Solomon Asante — Team of the Week
Week 4: Jon Bakero — Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)
Week 6: A.J. Cochran — Team of the Week
Week 7: Junior Flemings — Team of the Week; Jason Johnson — Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)
Week 10: Adam Jahn — Player of the Week
Week 11: Solomon Asante — Team of the Week; Kevon Lambert — Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)
Week 12: Jose Aguinaga — Team of the Week
Week 14: Junior Flemmings — Team of the Week; Solomon Asante —Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)
WEEK 15: Solomon Asante — Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)
WEEK 16: Solomon Asante — Player of the Week; Adam Jahn — Team of the Week (Honorable Mention); Zac Lubin — Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)
Week 17: Solomon Asante and Amadou Dia — Team of the Week