PHOENIX (December 10, 2019) —Phoenix Rising Football Club announced today that midfielder Jack Barmby has signed with the club for the 2020 season pending league and federation approval. Per club policy, the terms of the contract will not be made public.
“I’m really looking forward to getting into the season to progress on what the club has achieved in previous years,” Barmby said. “I look forward to meeting all the supporters.”
Barmby most recently played with USL Championship side San Antonio FC. He appeared in 32 matches (26 starts, 2,418 minutes played) and scored eight goals while tallying three assists in 2019.
He spent the previous three seasons in the Portland Timbers organization, suiting up for both the Timbers and Timbers 2. He appeared in 32 matches and scored seven goals for the USL Championship side and made 29 appearances with one goal for the MLS club.
Barmby signed his first professional contract with Manchester United in 2013 when he was 18 years-old. During his first three professional seasons, he had loan spells with English clubs Hartlepool United, Rotherham United, and Notts County.
The 25-year old has also represented England at the U-16, U-18, U-19, and U-20 levels with ten total appearances stretching from 2009 to 2015.
With the addition of Barmby, Rising FC has 15 players officially signed for the 2020 season.
2020 Phoenix Rising Roster
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.