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Phoenix Rising Adds Jordan Schweitzer For 2020 Season

By Phoenix Rising Communications, 12/24/19, 2:00PM MST

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Former Sounders Homegrown has over 100 USL Championship appearances

PHOENIX (December 24, 2019) — Phoenix Rising Football Club announced today that midfielder Jordan Schweitzer has signed with the club for the 2020 season. Per club policy, the terms of the contract will not be made public.

“I’m excited to be a part of this championship-caliber club and to help build on the foundation that has already been established here in Arizona,” Schweitzer said. “To have the opportunity to work with this group of players and staff, day in and day out, is what every player hopes for and I can’t wait to get going.”

Schweitzer most recently played with USL Championship side Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC for the past two seasons. He appeared in 67 matches (5,954 minutes) and scored one goal with five assists. Last season, he finished third on the team in passing percentage (83.1%) while leading the club in passes (1,488). He also notched 23 key passes in 2019.

In 2017, the midfielder played with USL Championship side Orlando City B and appeared in 24 matches (1,701 minutes) with one goal and one assist.

The midfielder was a homegrown player signing with the Seattle Sounders on January 7, 2016. In his rookie season, Schweitzer played with Sounders 2, appearing in 21 matches (1,666 minutes) and finishing third on the team in goals scored (4) in addition to his two assists.

With the addition of Schweitzer, the club has 18 players officially signed for the 2020 USL Championship season.

 

2020 Phoenix Rising Roster
José Aguinaga
Solomon Asante
Jon Bakero
Jack Barmby
Kyle Bjornethun
Joey Calistri
A.J. Cochran
Joe Farrell
Junior Flemmings
Adam Jahn
Darnell King
Owusu-Ansah Kontor
Kevon Lambert
Austin Ledbetter
Zac Lubin
Santi Moar
Jordan Schweitzer
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 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.