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Phoenix Rising Loans Ryan Flood to Orange County SC

May 31, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Phoenix Rising FC News Release

PHOENIX, Arizona - Phoenix Rising FC has loaned Ryan Flood to Orange County SC, pending league and federation approval, the club announced today.

Rising retains the right to recall Flood at any point this season.

"An opportunity was presented to us that allows Ryan increase the amount of playing time he is currently receiving with us," said Rising head coach Danny Stone. "He's a developing player and those minutes are vital to his progress, so we felt it was the best fit for us and Ryan at this time. We'll closely monitor his progress and wish him all the best during the loan."

Flood, 25, signed with Rising for the second time in his career on March 14 of this year after a very successful stint with Finn Harps of the League of Ireland's first division in 2023. He has made three league appearances for Phoenix, totaling 104 minutes as well as one appearance in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (30 minutes). Flood scored 14 goals in 36 appearances across all competitions during his time in Ireland.

Flood initially signed with Rising on March 31, 2021. He appeared in 36 matches over two seasons, totaling 2,049 minutes. He scored an impressive goal in a 3-1 loss in El Paso on Aug. 27, 2022.

Flood began his career in Arizona, starring at Corona del Sol High School in Tempe. Following high school, Flood traveled to Brazil and Japan in pursuit of a pro career before returning to play for FC Arizona. Flood was the co-leading scorer for FC Arizona in 2020.

Transaction: Rising loans Ryan Flood to Orange County SC

Name: Ryan Flood

Position: Defender

DOB: October 17, 1998 (25)

HT: 6-2

WT: 177

Born: Scottsdale, Arizona

Hometown: Tempe, Arizona

Twitter: @floodabk

Rising Travels to Las Vegas to Face Lights FC Tomorrow at 7:30 PM

Phoenix Rising FC tries its luck in Vegas this Saturday, June 1, vs. Lights FC. The match will be broadcast live on Arizona's Family Sports and streamed on ESPN+ beginning at 7:30 p.m.


Nearly 150 Phoenicians plan to make the trip to Vegas to support Rising as it looks to rebound from a pair of 2-1 road losses last week.

"Whether it is the eight or nine fans that sat behind our bench in Rhode Island singing the entire game or its 300 or more, it makes a massive difference," said Rising head coach Danny Stone. "It's an incredible thing to have as an organization. I'm happy we'll have that backing and support this weekend. That extra support in the stadium coupled with needing to bounce back from last week will be extremely powerful. It reminds you of who you are playing for back home. This gives us a little edge. I can't wait to see them. They make a huge difference to us."

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