Phoenix Rising FC

General Setting
Team Name: Phoenix Rising FC
Head Coach:
Captain: Billy Forbes

Phoenix Rising FC

Phoenix Rising FC - Team Stats

Tournament OPPONENT Goals Shorts on Target Corner Kick Yellow Card Passing Accuracy
USL San Antonio FC 0 %

Phoenix Rising FC - Players Line up

Player Name Opponent Goal Assist Own Goal Penalty Position Yellow Card Red Card League

Phoenix Rising FC


Via Wikipedia

On March 13, 2014, Kyle Eng, owner of Arrowhead Agency, launched the franchise and named it Arizona United SC. It took the place of Phoenix FC, which folded the previous day, in the USL Pro league.

2014 Season

In just 178 days after the franchise was awarded by the USL Pro, Arizona United hired a front office staff and coach, put together a roster, secured a stadium, played 28 regular season games, reached the Fourth Round of the US Open Cup and was in contention for a playoff spot until the next-to-last week of the season. [5][6]

University of Maryland Assistant Coach Michael Dellorusso was named Head Coach on March 28, 2014.[7][8] United lost their first game to Oklahoma City Energy FC 4-0 on April 12, 2014.[9][10] They defeated Sacramento Republic FC 2-1 for their first win on April 19, 2014. Brandon Swartzendruber scored the teams first ever goal in the 37th minute. FC Dallas loanee Jonathan Top scored the game winner in the 85th minute.[11][12][13][14]

United won 4 of their last 5 games to move up from 13th place to 9th, but fell 4 points short of qualifying for the playoffs. Jonathan Top and ex-Orlando City standout Long Tan led the team in scoring with 5 goals each. Tan was also selected for the All-League Second Team. [15] Goalkeeper Evan Newton was second in the league in saves. United finished with a 10-13-5 record. [5]

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