Phoenix Rising Wins 16th Match in a Row Following Three-Goal Flurry in Final Moments
PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising FC set the record for the longest winning streak in American professional soccer history (16) following a thrilling 4-2 win over Tacoma Defiance.
WHAT TO KNOW
Phoenix Rising extends its winning streak to 16 matches, a new American professional soccer record.
Forward Adam Jahn notched a brace.
Captain Solomon Asante tallied a goal and an assist.
With the club trailing 2-1 going into the 81st-minute, captain Solomon Asante scored an equalizer directly off a corner kick to make it 2-2.
Two minutes later, in the 83rd minute, Rising was on the front foot again. This time midfielder Kevon Lambert dribbled down the endline and let off a quick shot that was saved by the goalkeeper. But the rebound fell directly in front of Adam Jahn, who poked the ball into the back of the net for the game winner.
Rising FC forward Junior Flemmings finished the three-goal flurry in the 84th minute. After receiving a pass from Jose Aguinaga near the top of the box, Flemmings turned, dribbled a few steps, and then curled a shot inside the far right post from outside of the box to make it 4-2.
The match started strongly for Phoenix Rising. Jahn opened the scoring just two minutes in with a neatly-placed header off an assist from Solomon Asante. But Defiance goals from Shandon Hopeau in the 26th minute and Handwalla Bwana in the 72nd minute appeared to put Rising FC's historic winning streak in jeopardy.
Phoenix Rising continues its road trip this Saturday, August 31, at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. The match will air live on Your PHX CW (channels 6 & 61.1) with kickoff at 5:00 p.m.
TACOMA DEFIANCE 2-4 PHOENIX RISING FC
PHX: 2', 9-Adam Jahn (20-Solomon Asante)
TAC: 26', 37-Shandon Hopeau
TAC: 72', 70-Handwalla Bwana (99-Justin Dhillon)
PHX: 81', 20-Solomon Asante (10-Jon Bakero)
PHX: 83', 9-Adam Jahn
PHX: 84', 7-Junior Flemmings (19-Jose Aguinaga)
PHX: 1', 41-James Musa (caution)
PHX: 67', 27-Kevon Lambert (caution)
Starting XI: 28-Zac Lubin; 13-Amadou Dia, 3-A.J. Cochran, 15-Joey Farrell, 24-Mustapha Dumbuya; 41-James Musa (57', 27-Kevon lambert), 19-José Aguinaga, 8-Peter-Lee Vassell; 21-Joey Calistri (57', 7-Junior Flemmings), 9-Adam Jahn, 20-Solomon Asante
Subs not used: 1-Carl Woszczynski, 4-Corey Whelan, 22-Ben Spencer, 32- Kyle Bjornethun
• Discuss this story on the United Soccer League Championship message board...
United Soccer League Championship Stories from August 28, 2019
- Lights FC Level on the Road against Tulsa - Las Vegas Lights FC
- Tulsa Roughnecks Draw against Las Vegas Lights 1-1 - Tulsa Roughnecks FC
- Legion FC Settles for Draw, Keeps Unbeaten Streak Alive at Loudoun - Birmingham Legion FC
- Loudoun United Draw with the Birmingham Legion 1-1 at Segra Field - Loudoun United
- ATL UTD 2 Falls 2-1 against Memphis 901 FC - Atlanta United 2
- Najem's Two Second-Half Goals Rally Memphis 901 FC to Three Points - Memphis 901 FC
- Aaron Cervantes Named to U-17 MNT 23-Player Roster for the 4 Nations Tournament - Orange County SC
- Nashville SC's Official Watch Party this Saturday at TailGate Brewery - Nashville SC
- North Carolina FC Defender Adam Armour Included in U.S. U-17 Youth National Team Squad for 4 Nations Tournament - North Carolina FC
- Austin Bold Adds Midfielder George Acosta to Roster - Austin Bold FC
- Akinyode's Match-Winning Goal Brings Back Memories of Mensah's Iconic 2018 Winner - Nashville SC
- Independence Announce 2020 Season Membership, American Legion Memorial Stadium Priority - Charlotte Independence
- LouCity Preps for Friday Night Showdown vs. Indy - Louisville City FC
- Mukhtar's Championship-Winning Goal Begins Journey to Nashville SC - Nashville SC
- USL Championship Discipline Report - Week 26 - USL
- Charity Match Kit Revealed - Hartford Athletic
- Real Monarchs SLC Transfers Stanley Okumu to IF Elfsborg for Record USL Championship Fee - Real Monarchs SLC
- It's Match Day at ONEOK Tonight: Gates Open at 6:30 - Tulsa Roughnecks FC
- Tacoma Defiance Hangs Tough with Top Team in League But Falls in Final Minutes - Tacoma Defiance
- Phoenix Rising Wins 16th Match in a Row Following Three-Goal Flurry in Final Moments - Phoenix Rising FC
- Poku Named to Championship Team of the Week - Tampa Bay Rowdies
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
- Phoenix Rising Looks to Close out Historic 2019 Regular Season on High Note
- Phoenix Rising Falls to Real Monarchs 2-1
- Rising FC Duo Named to USL Championship Team of the Week
- Phoenix Rising Ties USL Championship Record for Wins with Wild 5-3 Victory over Portland
- Phoenix Rising Prepares for Final Road Match of 2019