Phoenix Rising Football Club revealed its full preseason schedule for the 2017 season. The club will play five matches before its home opener on March 25, with two of the matches being hosted by Grand Canyon University. Both in-state friendlies will be open to the public. Fans will get their first look at the team on Saturday, March 4, when the club takes on the Lopes at GCU Soccer Stadium. Kickoff will be at 8 p.m.
“We’ve had so much exciting news around the club recently, but we’re just ready to hit the pitch and play soccer,” said Phoenix Rising FC Head Coach Frank Yallop. “We’ll have two weeks of training plus five matches, and I think we’ll be prepared to have a successful 2017 campaign.”
Players will begin a two-week preseason training camp in Casa Grande, Arizona, on February 18, at Grande Sports Academy. It will be the second consecutive season the team spends its preseason training camp in Casa Grande.
Date Day Opponent Time
2.25.17 Saturday at Albion Pros FC 7:30 p.m.
3.4.17 Saturday GCU Soccer 8:00 p.m.
3.9.17 Thursday at CS Fullerton 11:00 a.m.
3.10.17 Friday at Orange County SC 11:00 a.m.
3.17.17 Friday GCU Soccer 7:00 p.m.
*in-state matches in bold
The club opens its 2017 campaign on Saturday, March 25, at the Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex against Toronto FC II. Fans can currently place season ticket deposits at the team’s website at www.PHXRisingFC.com or call the main office number for personalized service at 623.594.9606. Fans who become season ticket members will receive a free Phoenix Rising FC jersey in addition to various other benefits throughout the season.
Phoenix Rising Football Club players under contract for 2017 include:
GOALKEEPERS: Carl Woszczynski, Josh Cohen
DEFENDERS: Peter Ramage, Uchenna Uzo, J.J. Greer, Brock Granger, Victor Vasquez
MIDFIELDERS: Blair Gavin, Miguel Timm, Luke Rooney, A.J. Gray, Alessandro Riggi
FORWARDS: Moses Danto, Jason Johnson, Chris Cortez, Mike Seth, Matthew Hurlow-Paonessa, Omar Bravo