Phoenix Rising FC Announces 2021 Preseason Schedule
PHOENIX, Arizona - Phoenix Rising will officially begin its 2021 preseason with its first training session set for this Sunday, March 7, at Wild Horse Pass, the club announced today.
"Construction of our new stadium at Wild Horse Pass is on schedule to open the 2021 regular season," said Rising GM Bobby Dulle. "The training facility on site has been approved for use by local officials. We are very excited to get this season underway as the finish to last year left all our returning players with a strong sense of unfinished business."
The first match Rising will play at Wild Horse Pass is set for next Saturday, March 13, vs. MLS side Sporting KC. No fans or media will be in attendance for the first match of the preseason. The club will look to lift fan restrictions and allow media to cover matches closer to the beginning of the 2021 season.
Head coach Rick Schantz will host a Zoom with media interested in discussing the preseason schedule and the 2021 roster tomorrow, Thursday, March 4 at 1 p.m. Media interested in joining the call should RSVP to Jason@PHXRisingFC.com to obtain the call-in information.
The USL Championship announced the 2021 league alignments yesterday. Rising will headline the Pacific Division, facing the five California-based clubs - the LA Galaxy II, newcomer Oakland Roots SC, Orange County SC, Sacramento Republic FC and San Diego Loyal SC. Las Vegas Lights FC and Tacoma Defiance complete division lineup.
Rising will bounce between Wild Horse Pass and Tucson as it prepares to kick off its 2021 campaign. Eight of its 12 preseason opponents will be of the MLS caliber as Rising prepares to defend its 2020 Western Conference Title.
2021 Preseason Schedule
Date Opponent Location
March 13 Sporting KC Wild Horse Pass
March 16 Colorado Rapids Tucson
March 16 Portland Timbers Tucson
March 20 Portland Timbers Tucson
March 24 Union Omaha Wild Horse Pass
March 27 Union Omaha Wild Horse Pass
April 3 LA Galaxy Tucson
April 7 Real Salt Lake Tucson
April 10 Colorado Rapids Tucson
April 17 Colorado Springs FC Wild Horse Pass
April 24 New Mexico United Wild Horse Pass
April 25 FC Tucson Wild Horse Pass
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