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