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PREVIEW | Phoenix Rising Concludes 2020 Visit Tucson Sun Cup Against Real Salt Lake

By Phoenix Rising Communications, 02/21/20, 12:00PM MST


What You Need To Know
•    Phoenix Rising lost it’s only other meeting with Real Salt Lake
•    Phoenix Rising is currently 3-2-0 in five preseason matches in 2020
•    Phoenix Rising won its last match of the Visit Tucson Sun Cup, 2-1, over Sporting KC

Wednesday, February 19th —W, 2-1 vs. Sporting KC 
Saturday, February 22nd — vs. Real Salt Lake @ 7:00 p.m.
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Phoenix Rising FC finishes up play in the Visit Tucson Sun Cup with a Saturday night matchup against Major League Soccer side Real Salt Lake tomorrow night at Casino Arizona Field. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m. and fans can purchase tickets by clicking here.

Rising FC comes into the match following a 2-1 win over MLS side Sporting KC on Wednesday night, After falling behind 1-0 just before the hour mark, forwards Santi Moar and Joey Calistri each scored a goal to secure the club’s second win over an MLS squad in preseason play. Moar’s goal was his first as a member of Phoenix Rising.

The club also has a shot at winning the 2020 Visit Tucson Sun Cup, but will need a little help. First, Rising FC needs to beat Real Salt Lake tomorrow night and then needs the Houston Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew match to end in a draw.

Real Salt Lake has gone 0-1-1 in its two Visit Tucson Sun Cup matches. The club opened the preseason tournament with a 0-0 draw against Sporting KC last Saturday. On Wednesday, Real Salt Lake fell to the Houston Dynamo, 4-0.

Gates for tomorrow’s match open at 6 p.m. and tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

PHX vs. RSL Series
•    PHX is 0-1-0 against Real Salt Lake

A Little Bit About Real Salt Lake
•    RSL is 1-1-1 in preseason play
•    Giuseppe Rossi has scored two of the club’s three goals this preseason. Kyle Beckerman has the other one.
•    Drew 0-0 with Sporting KC in its first match of the Visit Tucson Sun Cup and lost 4-0 to the Houston Dynamo in its second match.
•    4-4-7 in 15 all-time matches in the Sun Cup
•    Won the Sun Cup in 2015

A Little Bit About Phoenix Rising
•    3-2-0 in preseason play
•    Rising’s three preseason wins is the most wins in preseason for the club since 2015 when it also won three matches.
•    In its third season of player two or more MLS clubs in preseason, this is the first time PHX has won two matches against MLS clubs.
•    Junior Flemmings leads the team with three preseason goals
•    3-7-1 in 11 all-time matches in the Sun Cup