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Top 10 Moments of 2015: No. 10, United Gets off to Red-Hot Start

October 19, 2015 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Phoenix Rising FC News Release


Now that USL season has officially ended (congratulations Rochester!), it's time to take a look back at the season that was in 2015. We're highlighting the Top 10 moments of 2015, presenting them in rough chronological order. Have a favorite memory related to each moment? Lets us know in the Facebook comments or on Twitter!

No. 10: Club starts season 3-0 on road to start the year

There's no place like home, which is why the beginning of the 2015 season looked scary for Arizona United SC: four consecutive road matches to start the season. That didn't stop the team from starting 2015 with a bang.

Beginning the season in Southern California, Dennis Chin scored the club's first goal of the year against Orange County Blues FC. Three minutes later, Robbie Derschang scored a goal of his own and gave Arizona the room it needed to win the season opener at Orange County, 2-1. (Both goal scorers were making their debut for United)

The following week featured United's first deficit of the season and their first comeback win of the year. Down 1-0 to LA Galaxy II in the second half, Chin scored his second goal in as many matches to equalize. Then in stoppage time, Long Tan scored his first goal of the season to seal a second consecutive 2-1 win for Arizona.

The streak's final match came on April 11, in Austin, Texas. Powered by another stellar performance between the sticks for goalkeeper Carl Woszczynsi, United shutout the Austin Aztex for the club's first clean sheet in 2015. Tan's highlight-worthy goal assured three more points and a perfect nine points through the first three matches.


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