PHOENIX (December 19, 2017) — Phoenix Rising FC announced today it has signed goalkeeper Dallas Jaye for the 2018 season. Jaye had spent the last two seasons with USL side FC Cincinnati. He also spent time with Premier Development League side FC Tucson where he helped the club reach the third round of the 2013 U.S. Open Cup.
“I am very excited to be joining Phoenix Rising for the 2018 season,” Jaye said. “I am thankful for the coaching staff and front office for giving me the opportunity to be apart of this club that is building something very special. I plan on giving my all for the city and doing everything I can to help bring a USL Cup to Phoenix. I cannot wait to get down to there and meet my new teammates, the staff, and all the fans. The best is yet to come!”
Jaye is no stranger to soccer in Arizona. The goalkeeper spent time with PDL side FC Tucson from 2013-2015. Notably, Jaye started each of FC Tucson’s three matches during its 2013 U.S. Open Cup run. During that run, Jaye helped FC Tucson eliminate two professional clubs before reaching the third round of the tournament against Major League Soccer side Houston Dynamo.
In addition to his domestic achievements, Jaye is an internationally capped goalkeeper. He’s appeared in six matches with Guam, including being with the team during its 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying. Including Jaye, Phoenix Rising now has 15 players signed on for the 2018 season. Jaye is the third goalkeeper signed for the 2018 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 623.594.9606.
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 (623.594.9606) or visit PHXRisingFC.com.