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Phoenix Rising FC Signs Landon Carter To Academy Contract

By Phoenix Rising Communications, 03/06/20, 2:00PM MST


Gilbert goalkeeper becomes third player in club history to sign academy contract

PHOENIX (March 3rd, 2020) — Phoenix Rising Football Club announced today it had added goalkeeper Landon Carter, a Gilbert, Ariz., native, to the roster for the 2020 season. Carter becomes the third player in club history to sign an academy contract with the club. He will register as a United Soccer League Academy Player, maintaining his amateur status.

“Landon is the next player in our attempt to develop local youth players to a professional level,” said Phoenix Rising head coach Rick Schantz. “The youth club have done an amazing job with Landon to this point.  Landon has the physical ability to perform in training.  He will now get an advanced education in the technical/tactical/psychological aspects from our goalkeeper coach, Cory Robertson.”

In addition to playing with Phoenix Rising FC Youth, Carter has also played with local youth clubs Sereno SC, CCV SC and San Tan Legacy SC. With the addition of Carter, Phoenix Rising’s roster now stands at 22 players for the 2020 season.

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 san 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.