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Amadou Dia Returns For Second Season

By Phoenix Rising FC Communications, 12/06/17, 3:00PM MST


Mid-season addition had two goals and three assists

PHOENIX (December 6, 2017) — Phoenix Rising FC announced today it has re-signed midfielder Amadou Dia for the 2018 season. After joining the team mid-season in 2017, Dia wasted little time becoming a regular, starting in 20 of his 22 appearances.
“The atmosphere and chemistry from the fans to the owners was unbelievable last year,” Dia said. “I can’t wait to see what happens this year.”

Dia officially signed with the club on June 9th and made his club debut on June 10th against Whitecaps FC 2. In his debut, Dia provided the assist for Didier Drogba’s first goal of 2017. Dia tallied three assists for the season in addition to two goals. In week 12 of the season, Dia was named to the USL Team of the Week.

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