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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 - Jun 28, 2017
By Orlando Manzo/for The Sporting Nation
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. - The one and only FC Barcelona of Spain and Arizona's Grande Sports Academy have joined forces to create a new opportunity in U.S. youth soccer development.   Barcelona, one of the most widely-supported soccer teams in the world...
By Anonymous - Jun 16, 2017

By Orlando Manzo/For The Sporting Nation

Omar Bravo, a star of Phoenix Rising FC, is already making an impact with his team and with soccer fans in Arizona.

The 37-year-old forward...

By Anonymous - Jun 11, 2017
By Aaron Fischer/For The Sporting Nation
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Soccer fans filled Salt: Tacos y Tequila restaurant as Pancho Villa's Army hosted a watch party for the World Cup qualifier match between Mexico and the United States on Sunday.   Passion and love filled the air as the game began...
By Anonymous - Jun 11, 2017
By Orlando Manzo for The Sporting Nation

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Didier Drogba made his long-anticipated debut in front of 7,062 fans by scoring a goal to help the Phoenix Rising FC defeat Vancouver Whitecaps 2, 2-1 on Saturday night.   Drogba looked tired when it was over, as he played...