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MATCHDAY HQ: Phoenix Rising at San Diego Loyal 6.19.21

By Phoenix Rising Communications, 06/19/21, 6:30AM MST

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MATCHDAY 8: Phoenix Rising at San Diego Loyal 
Location: Torero Stadium
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 leads the league in scoring (6)
  • He has scored in both away matches this season, at Tampa (May 15) and at Sacramento (May 29)
  • Rising is 3-1-1 all-time vs. San Diego, outscoring Loyal SC 13-6, with two clean sheets
  • Rising/Loyal matches have produced an average of 3.8 goals per game
  • San Diego has won both of its matches at home, 2-1, vs. both Las Vegas and LA Galaxy II  

A Little Bit About Phoenix Rising  

One run ends but another continues
Santi Moar's run of scoring goals in consecutive regular-season matches ended at 7 last weekend. His streak matched the club record for most consecutive regular-season matches with a goal (tying Solomon Asante's streak in 2019). Moar set the club record for most consecutive matches with a goal to start a season (6).

Despite not scoring a goal, Moar did notch an assist, which gives him a goal or an assist in eight-straight matches. The club record for consecutive matches with a goal or assist is 9, set by Solomon Asante in 2019.

Chasing more history
Phoenix Rising comes into the night having scored in 19-straight regular-season matches. That extends 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 regular-season match was on July 25, 2020, in a 1-0 loss to Orange County.

Ironman watch
Defender James Musa is the only player on the roster to have played every minute of 2021 (630 minutes) and the only field player to play every minute of every match he's appeared in. Ryan Flood (617), Solomon Asante (615), Santi Moar (576), and Rufat Dadashov (567) round out the top five players in minutes played.