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Rick Schantz Named USL Coach Of The Month

By Hector Bosch, 07/11/18, 10:15AM MST


(PHOENIX) July 9, 2018 – Today the United Soccer League (USL) announced that head coach Rick Schantz was named the USL coach of the month for June.

“This is an honor that is shared with my entire staff and players,” Schantz said. “While I’m humbled by the distinction, I know that it takes many people to achieve the success PRFC has this past month. I asked that PRFC become a family and support one another - that’s what happened.”

Schantz officially took over for departing head coach Patrice Carteron on June 11, just two days prior to Phoenix Rising’s next match. Since Schantz took over the club, Phoenix Rising has gone 3-0-1 and has outscored their opponents 8-0.

Phoenix Rising returns to action this Saturday on the road in a showdown with Fresno Football Club. Fans can watch the match at one of two official watch parties being hosted in the Valley. One will be at the Thirsty Lion in Tempe Marketplace. The other will be hosted at Salt Tacos & Tequila in Westagte. The match kicks off at 7:00 p.m.

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, Advantage Sports Union CEO, Alex Zheng, Kona Grill CEO, Berke Bakay, and an impressive collection of business leaders and international celebrities. Established in 2016, Phoenix Rising FC is one of 10 cities applying for Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion and currently plays in the United Soccer League, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world.  In October 2017, Phoenix Rising FC acquired Premier Development League (PDL) side FC Tucson. For season tickets or more information call 602.900.0083 or visit You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC), Snapchat (PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub).