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Mustapha Dumbuya Named To USL Championship Team of the Week

By Phoenix Rising Communications, 08/20/19, 10:30AM MST

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Captain Solomon Asante earns honorable mention

PHOENIX (August 20, 2019) — Phoenix Rising defender Mustapha Dumbuya was named to the USL Championship Team of the Week for Week 24 of the 2019 USL Championship season the league announced today. Teammate Solomon Asante earned an honorable mention.

Dumbuya scored his first goal of the 2019 season in addition to winning five of six duels, three of four tackles, and making three interceptions in Phoenix Rising’s 4-2 win over Reno 1868 FC. Asante scored a brace to bring his season total to 18 goals, one shy of the club record for most goals scored in a season. 

This is the 18th week overall and tenth consecutive week this season a Rising FC player has been recognized by the league. This is the first time in 2019 Dumbuya has been recognized by the league and he’s the third defender to make the team of the week (A.J. Cochran in Week 6 and Amadou Dia in Week 17). Asante has now been recognized by the league nine times this season.

Phoenix Rising returns to Casino Arizona Field this Friday for a Bud Light $1 Beer Night against Sacramento Republic FC. The match will air live on Your PHX CW (channels 6 & 61.1) and online at ArizonaSports.com with kickoff at 7:30 p.m. The first 2,500 fans will receive a free black t-shirt courtesy of Valley Metro. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Fans can purchase tickets to the match at PHXRisingFC.com

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
Week 19: Adam Jahn — Team of the Week
Week 20: Solomon Asante — Team of the Week; Junior Flemmings — Team of the Week
Week 21: Zac Lubin — Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)
Week 22: Joey Calistri — Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)
Week 23: Solomon Asante — Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)
Week 24: Mustapha Dumbuya — Team of the Week; Solomon Asante — Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)