Austin, TX (July 18, 2019) Tomorrow night, Austin Bold FC travel to Casino Arizona Field in Scottsdale, AZ to take on Phoenix Rising FC at 9:30 PM CST. The last time these two teams met in April, The Bold ended the night with a 1-0 victory and a USL Championship Goal of the Week winning curler from Sonny Guadarrama. Phoenix Rising FC rebounded from that early-season loss with an impressive record, winning their last nine games and outscoring their opponents 31-6. The Western Conference leaders enter Friday’s match without Kevon Lambert due to international duty with the Jamiacan National Team. The Phoenix midfielder contributed 1 goal and 1 assists in 10 started this season. Austin’s Own look to correct their away record after a disappointing 0-3 lost to San Antonio FC. Before the defeat at Toyota Field, The Bold registered two consecutive road wins against Rio Grande Valley FC and Tulsa Roughnecks.
Get to know Phoenix Rising FC before Friday’s match.
Head Coach: Rick Schantz
Record: 11-2-5 (W-L-D)
Western Conference Standing: 1st (38 PTS. 18 MP)
2018 USL Record: 3rd place (WC). 63 PTS. (19-9-6)
Top Goalscorer: Solomon Asante (12)
Clean Sheets: 9
Goals Conceded: 17
Last Three Matches:
(7/13) Rio Grande Valley DC 0-1 Phoenix Rising FC
(6/29) Phoenix Rising FC 4-2 Portland Timbers 2
(6/22) OKC Energy FC 1-4 Phoenix Rising FC
Last Match Highlights: