PHOENIX (September 12, 2019) — Today team captain Solomon Asante was named the USL Player of the Month for the month of August by the league. It’s the first time Asante has received the honor.
"It's an honor being recognized for my input, but this great achievement wouldn't have been possible without my coach and the entire playing body," Asante said. "Therefore, I dedicate this award to them and also thank them for making me a better player."
In August, Asante scored six goals and tallied three assists while helping the club go 6-0-0. He also broke the club’s single-season goal record and broke the league’s single-season record for most combined goals and assists in a season.
Asante and his teammates will return to league play this Saturday, September 14th, at Casino Arizona Field for a date with Las Angeles Galaxy II. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Fans can tune in on Your PHX CW on channels 6 & 61.1. The match will also be streamed live on ArizonaSports.com
The first 2,500 fans will receive a phoenix rising sugar skull pint glass. Gates open at 6:30 PM and fans can purchase their tickets at PHXRisingFC.com
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).