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Phoenix Rising Opens 2020 Visit Tucson Sun Cup with Columbus Crew SC

February 14, 2020 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Phoenix Rising FC News Release

Phoenix Rising FC begins its 2020 Visit Tucson Sun Cup slate with a matchup against Major League Soccer side Columbus Crew SC tomorrow night at Casino Arizona Field. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m. and fans can purchase tickets by going to

Last Wednesday, Phoenix Rising traveled to Oro Valley, Ariz., for a match against MLS side New York Red Bulls. Thanks to goals from Lagos Kunga and Joey Farrell, the club came away with a 2-1 win.

Last Saturday, the club traveled to Grand Canyon University for a match with the GCU men's soccer team and won 6-2. Junior Flemmings scored three goals while Jack Barmby and Solomon Asante added goals of their own. A trialist for the team also scored.

Columbus comes into the match off a 2-0 shutout win over Sporting KC in its lone Arizona friendly prior to the Visit Tucson Sun Cup. Gyasi Zardes and Pedro Santos scored the Crew's two goals.

Gates for tomorrow's match open at 6 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at

PHX vs. CLB Series

This is the first meeting between the two clubs

A Little Bit About Columbus Crew SC

Unbeaten in preseason play: 3-0-1

Outscored opponents 12-3 in preseason play

Pedro Santos leads the team with four preseason goals

No other player on the team has more than one goal.

0-1-3 in four all-time matches in the Sun Cup (only appearance in 2016)

A Little Bit About Phoenix Rising

2-1-0 in preseason play

Junior Flemmings leads the team with three preseason goals

2-6-1 in nine all-time matches in the Sun Cup

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