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Joey Calistri Named To USL Championship Team of the Week

By Phoenix Rising Communications, 10/01/19, 10:30AM MST

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Scored both goals in Phoenix Rising’s thrilling 2-2 draw at New Mexico

PHOENIX (October 1st, 2019) — Phoenix Rising midfielder Joey Calistri was named to the USL Championship Team of the Week for Week 30 of the 2019 USL Championship season the league announced today. 

Calistri came on as a sub in the 62nd minute and went on to score two goals, including a thrilling 90th-minute equalizer. Calistri also tallied two key passes, and completed 13 of 16 passes in the club’s 2-2 draw with New Mexico United on Saturday.

Phoenix Rising clinched the 2019 USL Regular Season Title on Saturday night.

This is the 21st week overall this season a Phoenix Rising player has been recognized by the league and the second time for Calistri, who was previously an honorable mention in Week 22.

Phoenix Rising hits the road this Saturday for a matchup with Portland Timbers 2. The match will air live on Your PHX CW (channels 6 & 61.1) and online at ArizonaSports.com with kickoff at 7:00 p.m. Fans can watch the match at two official watch party locations: Paz Cantina in downtown Phoenix and Topgolf Gilbert. Topgolf will have five bays open for free for Rising fans.

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, Amadou Dia — Team of the Week
Week 19: Adam Jahn — Team of the Week
Week 20: Solomon Asante, 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)
Week 26: Adam Jahn — Team of the Week; Solomon Asante — Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)
Week 28: Austin Ledbetter — Team of the Week; Junior Flemmings — Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)
Week 30: Josey Calistri — Team of the Week