PHOENIX (July 10th, 2019) — Today team captain Solomon Asante was named the USL Player of the Month for the month of June by the league. It’s the first time Asante has received the honor.
“I’m very grateful and happy to be recognized by the league,” Asante said. “This is important to me and to the club and will help push me and my teammates to work harder today and the rest of the season. Now we’ll forget about what happened last month and we’re focusing on this month. Especially this Saturday.”
In June, Asante scored seven goals and tallied four assists while helping the club go 5-0-0. He also broke the USL Western Conference record for most consecutive matches with a goal scored by tallying a goal in his 7th consecutive match in the club’s 4-2 win over Portland Timbers 2 on June 29th. In addition to his goal-scoring streak, Asante has notched a brace in back-to-back matches.
Asante and his teammates will return to league play this Saturday, July 13th, on the road against Rio Grande Valley FC. The match is scheduled to kickoff at 5:30 p.m. Fans can tune in on Your PHX CW on channels 6 & 61.1. The match will also be broadcasted live on ESPN Phoenix 620 AM and streamed live on ArizonaSports.com
Fans can also watch the match at one of two official watch party locations: CAZ Sports Bar in Casino Arizona or Crown Public House in Phoenix. Both locations are family-friendly.
About Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix Rising FC is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona’s history and the defending 2018 USL Western Conference Champion. The club is owned by legendary Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker, Didier Drogba, Advantage Sports Union CEO, Alex Zheng, Phoenix Rising club governor Berke Bakay, and an impressive collection of business leaders and international celebrities. Established in 2016, Phoenix Rising FC is one of 10 cities applying for Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion and currently plays in the USL Championship, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world. Phoenix Rising FC also owns FC Tucson, a professional USL League One club based in Tucson, Ariz. For season tickets or more information call 623-594-9606 or visit PHXRisingFC.com. You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC), Snapchat (PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub).