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Phoenix Rising FC Has Chance To Break League Record On The Road

By Phoenix Rising Communications, 07/26/19, 12:00PM MST

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What You Need To Know

  • Phoenix Rising enters the match on a ten-match winning streak.
  • Phoenix Rising has won it’s last four matches on the road, matching a club record.
  • Forward Adam Jahn has notched a goal or assist in ten of 11 matches.
  • Forward Solomon Asante leads the league in goals (14) and assists (11).

THIS WEEK
Saturday, July 27th -- at Tulsa Roughnecks FC, 5:30 p.m.
Stream: ESPN + (U.S. viewers)
TV: Your PHX CW (channel 6 on cable and 61.1 on satellite & over-the-air)
Radio: ArizonaSports.com 
Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Phoenix Rising FC hits the road for Oklahoma, where the club will defend its ten-match winning streak against Tula Roughnecks FC. The match is scheduled to kickoff 5:30 p.m. at and will air on YourPHX CW (channel 6 on cable and 61.1 on satellite & over-the-air) as well as ArizonaSports.com.

Last week, the club matched a USL Championship record for consecutive wins following a 6-0 drubbing of Austin Bold FC. Teammates Solomon Asante (two goals and an assist) and Junior Flemmings (two assists) each earned USL Championship Team of the Week honors for their performance during the match. Forward Adam Jahn scored, making it ten of his last eleven matches with a goal or an assist, while Jon Bakero, Joey Calistri, and James Musa rounded out the club’s scoring.

The win matched a USL Championship record for most consecutive wins in a season (10), set by FC Cincinnati in 2018. A win this weekend would break the league record and would also break a club record for most consecutive road wins in a season (4).

This will be the second and final meeting of the regular season between the two clubs. Phoenix Rising won the previous match, 5-0, on June 7th at Casino Arizona Field. Fans can watch the match at one of two official watch parties: Vine Tavern in Tempe and Philly’s Sports Grill in Tempe.


PHXvTUL Series

  • This will be the 10th all-time meeting between the two clubs with PHX’s all-time record being 4-4-1.
  • PHX’s last win in the series was earlier this season on June 7, 2019.
  • PHX has won the last four matches after going winless in the first five games.

A Little Bit About Tulsa Roughnecks FC

  • TUL is 1-6-4 on the road in 2019.
  • The club’s leading scorer is Luca Lobo with seven goals in 17 appearances. Rodrigo da Costa is their second-leading scorer with six goals.
  • Rodrigo da Costa leads the team in assists with seven. 

A Little Bit About Phoenix Rising  

  • Per Opta, the team’s 7.1 team rating is tops in USL Championship.
  • PHX has outscored opponents 37-6 in its last ten matches (all wins).
  • PHX has scored three or more goals in 12 of its last 19 matches.
  • Per Opta, PHX has created 51 big chances as a team, second-best in USL Championship.
  • PHX’s 52 goals scored is tops in USL Championship.
  • Solomon Asante leads all of USL Championship in goals (14) and assists (11).
  • Zac Lubin leads the league in clean sheets (10).
  • Per Opta, Asante has the best average player rating at 8.30. He’s the only player currently above 8. PHX also has three of the top ten rated players in the league (Asante, Bakero, Flemmings, and Jahn).
  • Per Opta, Asante leads the league in both chances created (14) shots on target per match (2.1).

Record attendance
In its last home match, Phoenix Rising broke a regular-season attendance record with 7,387 people in attendance. It was the third-largest crowd ever at Casino Arizona Field with the top two attendances coming during the club's 2018 playoff run. It was also the club's 13th consecutive sellout.

The Unbeaten Legend Grows
Rising FC is now 12-0-0 on $1 Beer Night.

$1 Beer Goals, Goals, Goals
On the last $1 Beer Night on July 19, 2019, PHX broke their single-match record for goals at home with six goals in their 6-0 win over Austin Bold FC. Over 12 $1 Beer Night matches, the club has scored 40 goals.

Road Warriors 
With Phoenix Rising back on the road, the club has an opportunity to break its record for most consecutive road wins in a season (4). Even with a draw, the team can match its record for the longest unbeaten run on the road (5).

Difference Makers 
Not only is Phoenix Rising leading USL championship in goals (52) but the club’s goal differential is also the best in the league by a wide margin. The club currently has a +35 goal differential, 14 goals better than the next highest total.

Double-Double
Solomon Asante's Western Conference record streak of scoring in seven consecutive matches (nine goals total) came to an end on July 13th vs. RGV. However, that night Asante notched his 10th assist of the season, making him the fastest player to record double-digits in goals (12) and assists in USL Championship history (done in 18 matches).

Pick your poison
Adam Jahn is making defenders very nervous when he gets the ball at his feet. Will he score a goal or will he assist on one? So far, he has scored a goal or notched an assist in 10 of the 11 last games.

Tracking ahead of pace
Through the first 19 matches of the season, Phoenix Rising has 41 points. In 2018, the club had 35 points through the first 19 matches of the season en route to setting a club record for points in a season.

Goal scoring pace
Phoenix Rising now has 52 goals scored through the first 19 matches of the season. In 2018, the club scored 33 goals through 19 matches en route to setting the club record for goals in a season.

Iron Man Watch
Defender Amadou Dia remains the club’s minutes leader with 1,530 minutes played. He’s followed by Solomon Asante (1,514), Adam Jahn (1,462), Zac Lubin (1,440), and Mustapha Dumbuya (1,243) to round out the top five. 11 players total have logged 1,000 or more minutes this season.