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Phoenix Rising Football Club Adds Jamaican striker Kevaughn Frater

By Phoenix Rising FC Communications, 01/29/18, 1:15PM MST


Kevaughn Frater spent all of 2017 with Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC and led the team in goals scored (12). (Isaiah J Downing/Switchbacks FC)

Former Switchbacks forward scored 12 goals in 2017

PHOENIX (January 29, 2018) — Phoenix Rising FC announced today it has acquired forward Kevaughn Frater for the 2018 season on loan from Harbour View FC. The former Colorado Springs Switchbacks and Real Monarchs player tallied 12 goals last season. Including Frater, Phoenix Rising now has 19 players under contract for the 2018 season.

In 2017, Frater was on loan with Switchbacks FC. In 29 appearances with the club, Frater led the team in goals (12) and was third on the team in assists (6). One of his goals came against Phoenix Rising in his club’s 2-1 loss on July 15.

Frater began his professional career at 16 years old with his hometown team Harbour View FC in Kingston, Jamaica. He spent three seasons with the club before going on loan to Real Monarchs SLC in 2016.

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 623.594.9606

Phoenix Rising FC will also be hosting the Mobile Mini Sun Cup on February 10, 14, and 17, where they will play three Major League Soccer teams: New York Red Bulls [10th], Colorado Rapids [14th], and Sporting Kansas City [17th], at the Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

About Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix Rising FC is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona’s history. The club is owned by legendary Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba, Kona Grill CEO Berke Bakay and an impressive collection of business leaders and international celebrities. Established in 2016, Phoenix Rising FC is one of 12 cities applying for Major League Soccer expansion and currently plays in the United Soccer League, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world. The club is hosting the largest MLS Preseason event ever, the 2018 Mobile Mini Sun Cup. For more information about the club or to purchase tickets visit