Recap of Phoenix Rising FC’s record-setting 2019 season

Phoenix Rising

A season to remember, with the team we won't forget.

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PHOENIX — After an extremely exhilarating season, the Phoenix Rising FC season has come to an end. Phoenix Rising fell to Real Monarchs SLC in the USL Western Conference Semifinals 2-1.

Although the team will not continue on into the playoffs, they have had a season full of wins and record-setting performances.

The team finished out the regular season as the USL Championship Regular Season Title winners, snagging the title and the first-place seed in the playoffs.

Perhaps the most memorable thing of the season, was when Phoenix Rising FC held a 20-game win streak lasting from May to late September. The 20-game streak doubled the previous USL consecutive wins record and broke the previous all-time American Pro Soccer record (16).

Phoenix Rising FC broke several club and USL Championship league records with 24 wins in a season, 78 points and 89 goals.

The club currently holds a 22 consecutive soldout games record at Casino Arizona Field.

Not only did the club perform phenomenally throughout the entire season, but the players also earned some individual recognition as well.

Solomon Asante was named the regular-season USL Championship Golden Boot Winner with a total of 22 goals and 16 assists. His combined goals and assists broke the league record.

Asante, Adam Jahn, and Junior Flemmings broke a league record for a trio of teammates to score at least 15 goals in an entire season.

Zac Lubin broke the USL Championship record for most clean sheets in a season (13).

Fourteen players were named in the USL Championship Team of the Week or an honorable mention throughout the season.

Of course, Dollar Beer Night. Not only did the team end their chances of moving on in the postseason, but they also ended their now-iconic Dollar Beer Night streak with Friday’s loss. Phoenix Rising held a 15-0-0 all-time record on $1 Beer Night, a record that stretched from the 2017 season.

The club has made a name for themselves and has proven that they are one of the best professional teams in the state of Arizona countless times this season, and they will continue to rise.

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