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Defender Joe Farrell Returns for 2020 Season

By Phoenix Rising Communications, 11/14/19, 1:55PM MST


Farrell has scored six goals and tallied one assist in two seasons

PHOENIX (November 14, 2019) —Phoenix Rising Football Club announced today that defender Joe Farrell will be returning to the club for the 2020 season pending league approval. Per club policy, the terms of the contract will not be made public.

“I’m excited to bring Joey back to Phoenix Rising,” said Phoenix Rising head coach Rick Schantz. “His character, commitment, loyalty, and desire to compete are top quality. Not only is he a great person but a great defender.  He is strong in challenges and gives our team the steel needed to win in the USL. He will no doubt help keep Phoenix Rising at the top.”

During the 2019 campaign, Farrell appeared in 26 matches and started 21 of them (1,891 minutes). He scored two goals while tallying one assist and six key passes. Defensively he led the team in clearances (91) and was third on the team in areal duels won (77). In his two seasons with the club he’s scored a total of six goals. In 2018, Farrell started for Rising FC in the USL Championship Final.

With the addition of Farrell, the club has 12 players, all returners, officially signed for the 2020 season.

2020 Phoenix Rising Roster
José Aguinaga
Solomon Asante
Kyle Bjornethun
Joey Calistri
A.J. Cochran
Joe Farrell
Junior Flemmings
Adam Jahn
Kevon Lambert
Austin Ledbetter
Zac Lubin,
Corey Whelan

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 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.