PHOENIX (November 12, 2019) — Phoenix Rising forwards Solomon Asante and Adam Jahn were named to the 2019 USL Championship All-League First Team the league announced today. Teammates A.J. Cochran and Zac Lubin were named to the 2019 All-League Second Team.
Asante broke the USL Championship record for assists (17) and combined goals and assists (39). His 22 goals scored broke a single-season club record and was just three goals shy of the league record. He was also USL’s Golden Boot Winner. This is the second time Asante has been named to the All-League First Team. He was a First Team selection in 2018.
Jahn was second on the team in goals scored (17) and contributed the third-most assists on the team (6). Jahn, along with teammate Solomon Asante, set the USL record for most goals scored by a duo (39). The forward also led the team in areal duels won (113) and finished third in duels won (178).
Cochran was a part of a defense that collected a club-record 15 clean sheets in 2019. He led the team in blocks (22), was second on the team in clearances (80) and areal duels won (111), third on the team in interceptions (36), and fourth in tackles won (29). He also recorded four assists for Rising FC in the attacking end.
Lubin set a club record for most clean sheets in a season (14) and made 87 saves. His 14 clean sheets were tied for the most in the league.
This is the fourth time in club history a player has been named to an All-League team and the first time multiple players have received the honor. Asante was an All-League First Team selection in 2018. Long Tan was an All-League Second Team selection in 2014 and a First Team selection in 2015.
Phoenix Rising All-League Honors
2019 — Solomon Asante and Adam Jahn (First Team); A.J. Cochran and Zac Lubin (Second Team)
2018 — Solomon Asante (First Team)
2015 — Long Tan (First Team)
2014 — Long Tan (Second Team)
About Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix Rising FC is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona’s history and the 2019 USL Regular Season Title Winners. The club also holds the record for the longest win streak in American professional soccer history at 20 matches. The club is owned by legendary Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker, Didier Drogba, Advantage Sports Union CEO, Alex Zheng, club governor Berke Bakay, and an impressive collection of business leaders and international celebrities. Established in 2016, Phoenix Rising FC is applying for Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion and currently plays in the USL Championship, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world. The team also owns FC Tucson, which brings USL League One professional soccer to Southern Arizona. 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) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub) or by downloading the Official Team App in the App Store or Google Play.