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Phoenix Rising Football Club Adds Forward Chris Cortez

By Phoenix Rising FC Communications, 12/06/17, 9:30AM MST


Club’s leading assist man also finished third in scoring

PHOENIX (December 6, 2017) — Phoenix Rising FC announced today it has re-signed forward Chris Cortez for the 2018 season. The club leader in assists (5) starts his third season with the organization.

“I’m really excited to be back in Phoenix this year,” Cortez said. “The club and fans were amazing last year and I know things will only get better on and off the field. I'm very happy to be a part of this organization, and look forward to helping it get better and better.

Cortez finished third on the team in scoring with five goals to go along with his five assists. Over two seasons with the club, Cortez has found the back of the net 12 times and has notched eight assists. He was named to the USL Team of the Week in Week 23 of the 2017 season.

Phoenix Rising FC now has three players signed for the 2018 season. In addition to Cortez, the club recently announced the signings of midfielder Alessandro Riggi and goalkeeper Carl Woszczynski.

The 2018 season is presented by Equality Health and Phoenix Rising season tickets are on sale now. Every season ticket purchase comes with season ticket benefits, which include a Phoenix Rising FC shop gift card, bring-a-friend vouchers, and a Didier Drogba bobblehead plus much more. Season tickets can be purchased online by going to or fans can speak with a Phoenix Rising FC account rep by calling 602.900.0083.

About Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix Rising FC is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona’s history. Legendary Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba, Kona Grill CEO Berke Bakay and an impressive collection of business leaders and international celebrities, own the club. Established in 2013, Phoenix Rising FC is one of 12 cities applying for Major League Soccer expansion. In October 2017, Phoenix Rising FC acquired Premier Development League (PDL) side FC Tucson. The club currently plays in the United Soccer League, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world. The 2018 Season is presented by Equality Health. For more information about the club, visit the team's website at You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC), Snapchat (PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub). For season tickets call (602.900.0083) or visit