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Fan of Phoenix Rising? Us too. Come join us as we talk about all things soccer in the Phoenix area!

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Fan of Phoenix Rising? Us too. Come join us as we talk about all things soccer in the Phoenix area!

    Loss …er… Lots to Talk About!-Phoenix Rising vs. OCSC

    Loss …er… Lots to Talk About!-Phoenix Rising vs. OCSC

    Phoenix Rising vs. Orange County Soccer Club: After 2 weeks, Aaron and Ashley have a Loss … er … a  lot to talk about!  The team open up the Zoom to anyone who wants to join, and does so with resounding success!  After getting pranked by one listener, Aaron thought someone was messing with him when he say the name “Rick Schantz” come up requesting entry into the room … and how wrong he was!  Coach Schantz joined Aaron and Ashley for about ten minutes discussing his post-match game review strategy among other topics.

    After their surprise guest departed, and Ashley was done fangirlling, the hosts got down to business to discuss the deficiencies in the Phoenix Rising gameplay that led to a 0-1 loss in Orange County.  How much did Santi Moar’s dismissal affect the second half?  How did the substitutes affect the match? What’s next for the great rivalry that is Phoenix Rising vs. Orange County Soccer Club?  Aaron and Ashley discuss it all!

    Aaron and Ashley also visit with San Antonio FC Fan extraordinaire Harry and find out whats going in Group E.

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    Looking for the inside scoop on El Paso Locomotive ahead of the match on August 1?  Check out BGN’s coverage here!

    • 53 min
    Seasons Resumings!

    Seasons Resumings!

    Seasons Resumings to all of our listeners!  New co-host Ashley Orellana joins Aaron and special guest Kevin Gates to discuss the coming resumption of the season.  We cover the new playing format, and the discuss the 5-team region B.  We also discuss player and team safety protocols, and the role of soccer clubs in social change.

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    • 59 min
    Dom’s Last Dance + Return of the USL

    Dom’s Last Dance + Return of the USL

    In this special episode, Jeff Wendt re-joins the show to cover USL’s Phoenix Rising with Kyle Maki for Dominic’s last episode as a co-host of Rising as One before photographer Ashley Orellana takes Dominic’s place.

    The guys discuss the importance of Phoenix Rising’s supportive stance on #BlackLivesMatter, including its statement last weekend and club video during the week.

    Then they move to the USL’s proposed July 11 return date. They discuss rumors of a potential 16 game regional schedule, and debate whether Phoenix would be better off in a “Pacific Division” or “Southwest Division.” The likelihood of a 2020 US Open Cup is also discussed, with Dominic explaining why he thinks the MLS’ Orlando Cup is a sign there won’t be an Open Cup this season.

    The episode ends with a departure from any script. Domnic, Jeff, and Kyle take a trip down memory lane and reflect on the importance of the Rising as One podcast. Enjoy, and as always, Go Rising!

    Been missing the sport?  Check out photos by Aaron Blau and Ashley Orellana at FirebirdSoccer.net!  Also, be sure to check out all the other great podcasts on the Beautiful Game Network!

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Hats Off to Rufat

    Hats Off to Rufat

    This week, Kyle and Dom recap a dominant 6-1 home win over Timbers II. They discuss Rufat’s sublime debut, Asante’s clinical passing, Sam Stanton’s surprise start, and Portland’s questionable decision to bring a U-20 squad down to face the reigning regular season champs.

    Then they preview a much tougher match against Real Monarchs this upcoming Saturday, and wonder if Devin Vega will start against his former club.

    The guys then recap the Western Conference results, including Oklahoma City’s home loss to Colorado Springs, and Las Vegas using Junior Burgos’ electric strike to draw San Diego Loyal 1-1.

    The episode finishes with mentions of Phoenix Rising joining the US Soccer Developmental Academy system with Steve Cooke directing the academy. And of GK Landon Carter becoming the 3rd Phoenix Rising academy player to earn a professional contract after Brandon Keniston was loaned to FC Arizona, where he started in a 1-0 debut win.

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    Don’t forget to check out FirebirdSoccer.net for previews and news, and follow @RisingPod on Twitter!  Let us know what you think and thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Is Phoenix Rising > MLS?

    Is Phoenix Rising > MLS?

    Is PHX > MLS? Plus Our 2020 Western Conference Season Preview!

    This week, Dominic, Aaron & Kyle return to discuss THREE Phoenix Rising wins in four matches against MLS opponents. They highlight spectacular preseason performances from Jon Bakero, Santi Moar & the whole squad. Then ask the question: Who will start on opening night?

    The episode ends with an in-depth Western Conference preview.

    The gang is optimistic about Phoenix’s chances, but is also bullish on OC’s status as a major player in the West. Find out which other teams they like & hate for the upcoming season by listening!

    Don’t forget to check out FirebirdSoccer.net for previews and news, and follow @RisingPod on Twitter!

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Let the (Phoenix Rising Preseason) Games Begin!

    Let the (Phoenix Rising Preseason) Games Begin!

    The full squad is back to discuss the Phoenix Rising preseason, news and notes.

    First Dom & Kyle recap Staurday’s 6-2 win over Grand Canyon University.  Then Aaron touches briefly on the 3-0 loss to FC Cincinnati.  The guys then talk about kits and why Phoenix finally got a white kit right.

    The discussion moves to upcoming matches in the Visit Tucson Sun Cup, and some thoughts on a favorable US Open Cup draw for Phoenix.

    The guys finish up discussing the Phoenix Rising Night at the Arizona Coyotes game, and Aaron tries (once again) to make FC Arizona relevant.

    The episode closes with a visit with Phoenix Rising trialist Tyler Terens after the Kit Reveal Party!

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    Be sure to follow Rising as One for all of your Phoenix Rising Preseason news as we get ready to head into the 2020 USL Championship Season!

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

SdKuAb ,

We are playing a season right now, aren’t we?

What happened? We get a new cohost and then there are no more episodes. I’m hungry for team news and podcasts are absolutely the best way for me to receive the information. Are there going to be any more? I remember the old Arizona United stream suffering a similar fate.

It’s a great show, I’d be incredibly disappointed if that’s the case.

Across The Pitch ,

Great Phoenix Rising Podcasts

One of the best show’s out there covering the Phoenix Rising and USL in general! Keep up the great work guys!

tasha_nicole521 ,


Good stuff guys!

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