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Phoenix Rising Announces Preseason Schedule

Phoenix Rising Announces Preseason Schedule

January 23, 2023 – United Soccer League Championship (USL)Phoenix Rising FC News Release

PHOENIX, Arizona – As part of its preseason plan, Phoenix Rising FC will travel to Mexico City to train at the storied Club Universidad Nacional A.C. Training Complex of Liga MX side Pumas UNAM from February 19-26, the club announced today.

“I’m very excited to have this group of players we’ve selected together for the first time,” said Rising head coach Juan Guerra. “To have the opportunity to train our team at Pumas’ facility and gel as a group in that kind of environment is a remarkable way to kick off our 2023 season. The experience we gain in Mexico City will instill the confidence we need to begin this season in form.”

Rising’s 2023 team will come together for the first time on January 26. Due to the club’s transition to its new home in the City of Phoenix at 38th Street and Washington, all preseason matches will be closed to the public.

“With the ongoing construction at 38th Street and Washington, we aren’t in a position to host fans until our home opener on April 1,” said Rising President Bobby Dulle. “The central location of the new site, the team we have assembled and the partnerships we have built this offseason are generating a lot of momentum. I expect our inaugural match in the City of Phoenix will be played in front of a capacity crowd and we’ll return to hosting a typical preseason schedule with matches open to the public in 2024.”

Rising’s 2023 Preseason Schedule (Subject to Change)

February 8 vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (Tucson)

February 11 vs. Grand Canyon University

February 18 vs. Sporting Kansas City

February 22 vs. Pumas UNAM U-20

February 25 vs. Pumas Tabasco

March 4 vs. Grand Canyon University

During its time in Mexico, Phoenix will face Pumas U-20 team on February 22 and Liga de Expansion MX side Pumas Tabasco on February 25.

The club will hold its first media availability session on Tuesday, February 7. Media interested in attending should RSVP to jose@PHXRisingFC.com for more information.

Rising’s home opener at 38th Street and Washington is set for Saturday, April 1 (7:30 p.m.), vs. San Diego Loyal SC. Fans can click here to learn more about securing tickets for that match OR here to view the full schedule.

Rising has 17 players under contract for the 2023 season including: Carlos Anguiano, Manuel Arteaga, Channing Chasten, Niall Dunn, Alejandro Fuenmayor, Erickson Gallardo, Jose Andres Hernandez, Darnell King, Kevon Lambert, Eddie…

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