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By Anonymous - Dec 14, 2017
By Emily Wirtz/For The Sporting Nation

Phoenix will continue its quest for an expansion bid from the Major League Soccer expansion committee, after not making the first cut of four finalists for two franchises.
Recently MLS announced the four cities still in the running to be...
By Anonymous - Oct 20, 2017

By Isaac Colindres/For The Sporting Nation


TEMPE,...

By Anonymous - Sep 18, 2017
By Emily Wirtz/For The Sporting Nation Los Bandidos, Phoenix Rising Football Club’s Ultras as they call themselves, has a message they want to spread throughout Phoenix and the soccer community—one of anti-racism and anti-fascism. Ultras in the international soccer community are generally known for...
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...