Done waiting: details on Phoenix Rising’s return to play

Between “third games”, an unmade ticket-revenue decision, and the responsibility associated with navigating a historically unique time, Phoenix Rising have plenty of obstacles left to clear before USL’s return to play.

2020 Preseason Q&A

After Phoenix’s 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday, I put out a call for questions on Twitter…and you folks came through with a bunch. Let’s get to it!

Rising Tactics Recap: An End and a Beginning

Phoenix Rising’s record-breaking 2019 season came to an end on Friday night as they fell 2-1 to the Real Monarchs in the second round of the USL Championship playoffs. What led to the loss and what does the future hold for the club? Read about both of those things in this week’s RTR.

Rising Tactics Recap: Survive and Advance

It’s been more than 24 hours since AJ Cochran’s penalty kick hit the back of the net at Casino Arizona Field to win the first penalty shootout in club history and send Phoenix Rising through to the next round of the USL Championship playoffs, but heart rates around the valley may still be elevated. Read about that victory and more in this week’s RTR.

Rising Tactics Recap: Celebration

34 games. 78 points. An almost absurd amount of league and team records broken. How did Phoenix Rising win their regular season finale? We’ll look at that and more in this week’s RTR.

Rising Tactics Recap: Two Stories

While Saturday night’s loss has no bearing on the team’s postseason seeding, the game still told a tactical cautionary tale: winning the way Rick Schantz wants to win isn’t always easy.

Rising Tactics Recap: Goals (x5)

Phoenix Rising score lots and lots of goals. It’s just what they do. This week’s RTR breaks down all five goals from Phoenix’s 5-3 win over Portland Timbers 2 and more.

Rising Tactics Recap: Subs

Without a true playmaker pulling the strings in central midfield, Phoenix Rising struggled to create chances against New Mexico United. But one smart substitution from Schantz changed all of that.

Rising Tactics Recap: Down to Earth

After four straight months of winning, Phoenix Rising’s win streak was finally broken by 2-1 loss to Fresno FC on Saturday night. What went wrong? We’ll take a look at that and much more in this week’s RTR.

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