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Rufat Dadashov Named USL Championship Player of the Week

By Phoenix Rising Communications, 03/10/20, 10:30AM MST


Forward Solomon Asante named to Team of the Week

PHOENIX (March 10th, 2020) — Phoenix Rising forward Rufat Dadashov was named the USL Championship Player of the Week for the first week of the 2020 USL Championship season the league announced today. Teammate Solomon Asante was also named to the Team of the Week.

Dadashov notched a hat trick in his Phoenix Rising debut during the club’s 6-1 win over Portland Timbers 2. Asante provided the assist on two of Dadashov’s goals and scored a goal of his own, the final goal of the night, in the winning effort.

Phoenix Rising is on the road this week, traveling to defending USL Champion Real Monarchs this Saturday. The match kicks off at 2 p.m. and can be watched on CW61Arizona or streamed live via the ABC15 app. 

Fans can also attend one of the club’s two official watch parties being held at CAZ Sports Bar at Casino Arizona or Vine Tavern & Eatery on Elliot Road in Tempe.

Phoenix Rising returns to Casino Arizona Field on Saturday, March 28, to take on Austin Bold FC. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and fans can purchase tickets at

2020 Player Honors
Week 1: Rufat Dadashov — Player of the Week; Solomon Asante — Team of the Week

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.