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Phoenix Rising Claws Back for 4-3 Win Over LA Galaxy II

By Phoenix Rising Communications, 05/04/18, 10:00PM MST


PHOENIX (May 5, 2018) — Phoenix Rising saved the best for last again,  clawing back from a two-goal deficit to win 4-3 over LA Galaxy II in front of a sellout and record-setting crowd of 7,332.

The club went into the second half down 3-1 to a team that hadn't scored three goals all season coming into the match. But midfielder Alessandro Riggi cut the deficit to one when he scored in the 47th minute to make it 3-2.

Nearly a half hour later, Rising FC equalized with some help from forward Didier Drogba. In the 71st minute, Drogba fired a corner toward the near-left post. Forward Jason Johnson outlept his defender and beat the goalkeeper to make it 3-3.

The match didn't stay tied much longer. Seven minutes later, following a Los Dos penalty, Drogba converted on his penalty kick to complete the comebak and give Phoenix Rising the 4-3 win.

Phoenix Rising will go on a two-match road trip against OKC Energy FC and Tulsa Roughnecks FC. Their first match of the road trip takes place Wednesday, May 9, against OKC Energy FC. That match kicks off at 5:00 p.m.