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By Anonymous - Aug 16, 2017
By Orlando Manzo/For The Sporting Nation
In its first season as Phoenix Rising FC, the team is already causing an economic impact on businesses across the 202 freeway at Tempe Marketplace.   “We are seeing a huge increase in population of soccer fans coming to our restaurant,” said Usiel...
By Anonymous - Jul 28, 2017
By Orlando Manzo/For The Sporting Nation

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Red-and-white blood runs through the veins of Chris Cortez. 
His father taught him a passion for soccer and a love for Chivas de Guadalajara.   The-29-year-old Phoenix Rising FC striker started playing soccer at a...
By Anonymous - Jul 25, 2017

Southern California native Cynthia Esqueda attended her first Mexico socccer game as a media member on Sunday, when El Tri lost a Gold Cup semifinal to Jamaica. She shared some thoughts and a couple of photos from the night.



By Anonymous - Jul 22, 2017
By Simran Dave/For The Sporting Nation

The booming drums. The bellowing voices. The boisterous crowd. For seven years, the American Outlaws of Phoenix, Arizona have rallied behind U.S. soccer. From small beginnings, the group has grown to become one of the largest chapters in the...
By Anonymous - Jul 15, 2017
By Simran Dave/for The Sporting Nation Photo courtesy of North Phoenix Christian Soccer Club

Fútbol. Calcio. Nogomet. Soccer. Whatever fans around the world call it, the most popular sport on the planet has the ability to bring people together, and a fan-driven program in Phoenix,...