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Rising FC Duo Named to USL Championship Team of the Week

October 8, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Phoenix Rising FC News Release

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising midfielder José Aguinaga and forward Ben Spencer was named to the USL Championship Team of the Week for Week 31 of the 2019 USL Championship season the league announced today.

Aguinaga scored one goal and tallied two assists while Spencer scored two goals of his own in Phoenix Rising's 5-3 win over Portland Timbers 2 on Saturday. The win was the club's 23rd win of the season, matching the USL Championship single-season record for team wins in a season.

This is the 22nd week overall this season a Phoenix Rising player has been recognized by the league. Aguinaga makes his second appearance on the Team of the Week while Spencer is recognized by the league for the first time in 2019.

Phoenix Rising returns to Casino Arizona Field for a matchup this Saturday, October 12th, against Real Monarchs SLC. The match will air live on Your PHX CW (channels 6 & 61.1) and online at ArizonaSports.com with kickoff at 7:30 p.m. The first 2,000 fans who arrive will receive a pink Phoenix Rising breast health awareness t-shirt courtesy of Simon Med Imaging. Simon Med will also provide mammograms at Casino Arizona Field. Fans interested in scheduling an appointment can call 480-967-3767.

Saturday night is also officially Seltzer Saturday. Fans can purchase cans of $2 Natural Light seltzers all night long. Tickets are still available and fans can purchase them by going to PHXRisingFC.com

2019 Player Honors

Week 1: Junior Flemmings - Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)

Week 2: Solomon Asante - Team of the Week

Week 4: Jon Bakero - Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)

Week 6: A.J. Cochran - Team of the Week

Week 7: Junior Flemings - Team of the Week; Jason Johnson - Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)

Week 10: Adam Jahn - Player of the Week

Week 11: Solomon Asante - Team of the Week; Kevon Lambert - Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)

Week 12: Jose Aguinaga - Team of the Week

Week 14: Junior Flemmings - Team of the Week; Solomon Asante - Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)

Week 15: Solomon Asante - Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)

Week 16: Solomon Asante - Player of the Week; Adam Jahn - Team of the Week (Honorable Mention); Zac Lubin - Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)

Week 17: Solomon Asante, Amadou Dia - Team of the Week

Week 19: Adam Jahn - Team of the Week

Week 20: Solomon Asante, Junior Flemmings - Team of the Week

Week 21: Zac Lubin - Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)

Week 22: Joey Calistri - Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)

Week 23: Solomon Asante - Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)

Week 24: Mustapha Dumbuya - Team of the Week; Solomon Asante - Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)

Week 26: Adam Jahn - Team of the Week; Solomon Asante - Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)

Week 28: Austin Ledbetter - Team of the Week; Junior Flemmings - Team of the Week (Honorable Mention)

Week 30: Joey Calistri - Team of the Week

Week 31: Jose Aguinaga, Ben Spencer - Team of the Week


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