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MATCHDAY HQ: Phoenix Rising vs. Tacoma Defiance 6.12.21

By Phoenix Rising Communications, 06/09/21, 9:15AM MST

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MATCHDAY 7: Phoenix Rising vs. Tacoma Defiance 
Location: Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex at Wild Horse Pass
Time: 7:30pm
TV: CW61 Arizona
Streaming:  ESPN+ArizonaSports.com (audio only; English)  | La Mejor 106.5FM/1400AM (audio only; Spanish)

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Santi Moar has scored in all six matches this season
  • Rising is 8-2-0 all-time vs. Tacoma outscoring the Defiance 19-10, with six clean sheets
  • Arturo Rodriguez assisted on both goals in just 19 minutes of action last time out to earn a spot on USL Team of the Week 
  • Tacoma has won both of its matches at home, but fell, 2-0, to Las Vegas and drew, 1-1 vs. LA Galaxy II away 
  • Six-foot-six-inch goalkeeper Christian Herrera leads Tacoma with 11 saves and one clean sheet in three matches 

A Little Bit About Phoenix Rising  

Tough to keep out of the net
Phoenix Rising comes into the night having scored in 18-straight regular-season matches. That is now the club's second-longest streak of consecutive regular-season matches with a goal. The previous second-longest mark (17) was set in the 2016 season as Arizona United. The club record is 29 matches, set over 2019 and 2020. The last time the club was shut out in a match was on July 25, 2020, in a 1-0 loss to Orange County.

Moar goals needed for history
Santi Moar's six goals in the first six matches of 2021 have extended the club record for most goals scored in consecutive matches to start a season. Dating back to the last regular season match of 2020, Moar has scored in seven consecutive regular-season matches, tying the club record set by Solomon Asante in 2019. 

Ironman watch
Defender James Musa is the only player on the roster to have played every minute of 2021 (540 minutes) and the only field player to play every minute of every match he's appeared in. Ryan Flood (527), Solomon Asante (526), Rufat Dadashov (505), and Santi Moar (486) round out the top five players in minutes played.

No place like home
Dating back to the end of last season, Phoenix Rising has won six straight regular-season matches at home. In those six matches, RIsing has outscored its opponents 19-5. The last team to come to Arizona and win? San Diego Loyal in a 3-2 win over Rising on Sept. 19, 2020.