Phoenix Rising must have felt like they were looking in a mirror during Friday night’s game. Though Phoenix won 4-2, Reno’s aggressive play gave them trouble. This week’s RTR analyzes one of the things Reno does best, how Phoenix responded, and much more.
Phoenix Rising is missing something. Or rather, someone.
Though Saturday’s 2-1 win over El Paso Locomotive wasn’t the prettiest game, there are still plenty of bits of tactical nuance to dive into. Read about Phoenix Rising’s battle against 10 men and much more in this week’s RTR.
Understandably, the biggest storyline surrounding Phoenix Rising is their win streak. But today I’m here to shine a light on the small, but nonetheless important, tidbits that aren’t getting much attention. Follow along for eight nuggets from Tuesday’s training session.
It looked like Phoenix’s win streak was about to end on Saturday against Los Dos, but thanks to Asante’s leadership and a pair of substitutions from Schantz, they completed an epic comeback. Read about the win and more in this week’s RTR.
Phoenix Rising have squeaked out 1-0 wins in two of their last three games, but Rick Schantz isn’t worried. He has faith in his system and is aware of what is limiting Phoenix’s attacking production.
In this last paragraph of last week’s Rising Tactics Recap, I wrote that it was “way past time” for me to give Phoenix Rising’s defensive unit their dues. Now it’s time to give the defense credit. Read about that and more in this week’s RTR.
After a truly bizarre first half filled with fouls, injuries, and goal-line clearances, Phoenix Rising opened floodgates in the second half of Friday’s Dollar Beer Night. Read about those goals and much more in this week’s RTR.