PHOENIX (January 4, 2019) — Phoenix Rising officially announced its preseason schedule in the lead up to the 2019 season presented by Equality Health. The club will again go up against Major League Soccer competition as it prepares for a return trip to the USL Cup Final.
Phoenix Rising will open preseason play in the Mobile Mini Sun Cup against Minnesota United on Saturday, February 2nd at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson.
Rising FC then opens up play at the Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex against Major League Soccer Western Conference finalist and CONCACAF Champions League participant Sporting Kansas City on Thursday, February 7th at 6 p.m. The night will feature two 75-minute matches between the two clubs.
Rising FC will wrap up the home portion of its preseason schedule when it hosts MLS side Real Salt Lake on Saturday, February 16th at 7 p.m.
The club finishes the 2019 Mobile Mini Sun Cup with a pair of contests in Tucson against MLS Cup finalist Portland Timbers FC and USL Championship side OKC Energy FC.
Tickets for the Mobile Mini Sun Cup games go on sale Wednesday, January 9th at 10 a.m..
MOBILE MINI SUN CUP
Saturday, February 2nd @ 2:00 p.m.: Phoenix Rising FC vs Minnesota United | Kino North Stadium
Thursday, February 7th @ 6:00 p.m.: Phoenix Rising FC vs Sporting Kansas City (two 75-minute matches) | Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex
Saturday, February 16th @ 7:00 p.m.: Phoenix Rising FC vs Real Salt Lake | Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex
Wednesday, February 20th @ 6:00 p.m.: Portland Timbers vs Phoenix Rising | Kino North Stadium
Saturday, February 23rd @ 3:00 p.m.: Phoenix Rising FC vs OKC Energy | Kino North Stadium
Bold denotes Mobile Mini Sun Cup match in Phoenix
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, Executive Chairman of Kona Grill, 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 USL Championship, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world. In October 2017, Phoenix Rising FC acquired FC Tucson and is bringing USL League One professional soccer to Tucson beginning in the spring of 2019. For season tickets or more information call 623-594-9606 or visit PHXRisingFC.com. You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC), Snapchat (PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub).
About Mobile Mini Sun Cup
Now entering its eighth year, the Mobile Mini Sun Cup is an annual preseason event for Major League Soccer clubs to prepare for their regular season. The event first began in 2012 and took place entirely in Tucson. Since then, the event has grown innumber of teams participating and locations of team training sessions and matches. In 2018, the event was taken over by USL Championship side Phoenix Rising Football Club and first expanded into Phoenix, featuring two MLS preseason matches against Phoenix Rising.