PHOENIX (December 6, 2016) — Phoenix Rising Football Club today announced it has re-signed defender Brock Granger for the 2017 season. The contract is pending league and USSF approval and, per club policy, the terms of the contact will not be public.
“I think he’s a versatile player that gives everything he’s got on every play,” said Phoenix Rising FC head coach Frank Yallop. “Brock is one of those professionals who doesn’t worry about if he’s starting a game or not playing in the game. He’ll give you the same effort and same commitment whatever his role and that’s fantastic. He’s a good person to be around.”
Granger is a USL veteran who has played in the league since 2013. Last season he appeared in 23 matches and played 1,489 minutes for Arizona United SC and notched an assist in that time. Granger had the 8th-most minutes played on the team and 3rd-most among defenders. He’s appeared in 94 total matches as a USL player.
Phoenix Rising Football Club players under contract for 2017
GOALKEEPERS: Carl Woszczynski
DEFENDERS: Peter Ramage, Uchenna Uzo, J.J. Greer, Brock Granger
MIDFIELDERS: Blair Gavin, Miguel Timm, Luke Rooney
FORWARDS: Moses Danto, Jason Johnson, Chris Cortez
About Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix Rising FC is Arizona's only professional soccer franchise. Established in 2013, the club enters its fourth year in the United Soccer League. For more information on the club, visit the team's website at PHXRisingFC.com. You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC), Snapchat (PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PHXRisingFC). For season tickets call (623) 594-9606 or visit PHXRisingFC.com.
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