Phoenix Rising got back into the win column with a complete 3-1 win over Saint Louis FC on the road. The win marks head coach Patrice Carteron's 20th-career win with the club, tying the club record for most wins for a head coach.
Forward Chris Cortez opened the match's scoring in the 6th minute when he hit a blast from about 25 yards away from the net to make it 1-0. It was his team-leading sixth goal of the season. The goal was featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10 as the number 6 play of the night.
Four minutes into the second half, Solomon Asante doubled Phoenix Rising's lead when he struck a 20+ yard free kick into the top left corner of the goal to make it 2-0.
Forward Jason Johnson finished the club's scoring in the 68th minute, beating the goalkeeper by sliding his shot inside the far right post to make it 3-0 after a clinical build up that featured nine passes.
Saint Louis's Seth Rudolph added a goal to cut the lead to 3-1 in the 74th minute, but it wasn't enough to stoke a comeback for the home side.
Phoenix Rising finishes its three-match road trip on Saturday, June 9, in Sacramento against Western Conference rival Sacramento Republic FC. That match is scheduled to kickoff at 8 p.m.