NFL, MLB, CFL stats

Phoenix Rising FC Announces 2021 Preseason Schedule

March 3, 2021 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Phoenix Rising FC News Release

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 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

• Discuss this story on the United Soccer League Championship message board...

United Soccer League Championship Stories from March 3, 2021

The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.

Other Recent Phoenix Rising FC Stories

Sports Statistics from the Stats Crew
OurSports Central