PHOENIX (April 10, 2018) — Phoenix Rising jumps right back into league play Wednesday, when they travel to face LA Galaxy II in Carson, CA. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and fans can watch the match on Yurview Arizona, Cox channels 4&1004 in Phoenix and 7&1007 in Tucson. They can also stream the match on PHXRisingFC.com.
Rising FC (2-1-1) comes off a tough 1-0 loss to Real Monarchs on Saturday night. It was the first loss of the 2018 season and the clubs first regular-season loss since July 29, 2017. Despite the result, head coach Patrice Carteron was encouraged by his club's performance.
"Sometimes we'll have days like that where we have many chances but can't score," Carteron said. "More important to me is that we won most of the balls. We were in nice position all game. I think we are progressing a lot and I think we would have won easily against any other team than the defending regular season champions."
Added forward Chris Cortez: "Sharpness and execution. I think that's the biggest thing. We just have to execute in the final third."
Prior to being shut out by Real Monarchs, Phoenix Rising had scored six goals in their first three matches. Defensively, the club has allowed just three goals in four matches.
LA Galaxy II (0-2-2) come into the match struggling offensively. The club has been shut out in three of its four matches and has scored just one goal all season. Los Dos fell to Orange County Soccer Club 3-0 in their last match.
Phoenix Rising will be hosting to watch parties for the match. They will be hosted at the Pig and Pickle (2922 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ) and at The Brass Tap (313 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ )
Game 5 – Phoenix Rising FC at LA Galaxy II
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. local time
Stadium: StubHub (Carson, Calif.)
Phoenix Rising FC: 2-1-1, 7 pts
LA Galaxy II: 0-2-2, 2 pts