Looking ahead to their last home match before a Texas road trip, Phoenix Rising face a hard-nosed Fresno club – whose GM is former Phoenix Rising Head Coach Frank Yallop – that has only given up two goals this year.
“They’re aggressive, they’re very physical,” Coach Rick Schantz said. “We have to match the physicality of the game.”
Schantz adds Fresno brings a different style than the team is used to seeing.
“They’ll challenge us with power and pace,” Schantz said. “We’re just going to have to be very good on the ball again.”
He’s hopeful the team can continue to solidify their defense and improve on their finishing on Saturday.
“Hopefully this game we can take our chances a little bit better, and make it a little easier at the end of the game,” Schantz said.
Kick-off is April 6th at 7:30 pm at Casino Arizona Field. You can watch the match on Your Phoenix CW (Channel 6 or 61).