PHOENIX (December 7, 2016) — Phoenix Rising Football Club today announced it has signed forward Mike Seth for the 2017 season. The contract is pending league and USSF approval and, per club policy, the terms of the contract will not be public.
“Watching (Mike) as we scouted his club, I kept noticing he was affecting play all over the pitch,” said Phoenix Rising FC head coach Frank Yallop. “His play was aggressive and he was a good finisher, too. He’s an all-around good player in this league and it shows in his stats that he can score goals and make goals. He’s going to really help us in the attack.”
Seth has played in USL since 2010, making his professional debut with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and playing his last two seasons with conference rival Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. Last season, in 28 matches (2,074 minutes), Seth led the Switchbacks in goals (8), assists (5), and points (21). He scored three goals and notched two assists in 26 matches (1,930 minutes) in 2015.
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, Mike Seth
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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