PHOENIX (December 14, 2017) — Phoenix Rising FC announced today it has signed midfielder Billy Forbes for the 2018 season. Forbes completed a breakout year with San Antonio FC in 2017, leading the club in goals with ten and in assists with nine.
“I can’t wait to get to Phoenix to learn under the technical staff and play alongside Didier Drogba and the rest of my teammates," Forbes said. "I look forward to playing in front of the fans of Phoenix and bringing a trophy to the desert."
Forbes had a long history with San Antonio, playing with the now-defunct San Antonio Scorpions of the NASL from 2014-2015. In that time period he scored nine goals and led the club with 15 assists in 49 matches. He helped the team win the NASL Championship in 2014. In 2016, Forbes played with NASL side Rayo OKC, where he also led the team in assists with four and scored three goals in 29 appearances. Forbes was named the first-ever USL Player of the Month for the month of April. In that time he scored six goals and provided three assists. In addition, Forbes was named the USL All-League Second Team following the 2017 season.
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 www.PHXRisingFC.com 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 PhxRisingFC.com. 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 PHXRisingFC.com.