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.
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!
News and notes on Phoenix Rising’s 2020 roster, contract structure, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.