(PHOENIX) Aug. 14, 2018 – Phoenix Rising FC announced today that it has acquired defender Tristan Blackmon on loan for the remainder of the 2018 season from Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Football Club. LAFC will retain the right to recall Blackmon at any point.
The defender has made nine appearances, including five starts for LAFC during his first professional season. 22-year-old Blackmon was selected third overall by LAFC in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. A University of Pacific product, Blackmon made 68 starts and tallied 16 goals to go along with nine assists for the Tigers.
Blackmon is expected to train with Phoenix Rising this week and be eligible for selection on Saturday night as the club travels to Las Vegas to take on Las Vegas Lights FC.
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 PHXRisingFC.com. You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC), Snapchat (PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub).