Archive for Pro Soccer in Phoenix

PHOENIX MONSOON HOME OPENER

// April 6th, 2012 // No Comments » // Local Teams, Pro Soccer in Phoenix

Support LIVE soccer in Phoenix!
Come out and support the Phoenix Monsoon in their home opener against the Fullerton Rangers at Tolleson Union High School (9419 W. Van Buren Street, Tolleson, AZ) on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at 4 pm. Tickets are only $8 and only $5 for youth under 10. Let them know you are an MLS PHOENIX RISING supporter! We can negotiate future ticket discounts if we have a good turnout for this match.

Major League Soccer Preseason Training

// February 22nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Local Stars, Major League Soccer, Pro Soccer in Phoenix

We know it pales in comparison to having our own MLS team but … Arizona soccer fans are truly fortunate to be able to see several MLS teams “up close and personal” while they take advantage of our gorgeous weather and excellent training facilities to prepare for the 2012 MLS Season. We were able to catch the scrimmage between DC United and Sporting Kansas City at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande on February 11. (Check out our photos on Flickr!) Real Salt Lake and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC were also using the training fields at the same time. It was a fun opportunity to see several old and new, famous and not-so-famous players in a very open and relaxed atmosphere. We also got to check out Phoenix native Nick DeLeon — DC United’s pick in this year’s SuperDraft—and newly acquired DC United player Danny Cruz from Glendale, AZ.

So far this year, MLS teams have practiced at Reach 11 in Phoenix, Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, and in Tucson. We hope you’ve been able to catch some of the action. If not, you still have time! The Los Angeles Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, New England Revolution, and Real Salt Lake are here for the Desert Diamond Cup at Kino Stadium in Tucson (Feb. 22-March 3 – info below) and the Red Bulls vs. Pumas UNAM Reto del Sol match at Chase Field in Phoenix on Feb. 23 (info below).

Take advantage of the opportunity and get out and catch some live MLS soccer!

An Opportunity to Support MLS (and MFL) in Downtown Phoenix

// February 22nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Major League Soccer, MLSPR, Pro Soccer in Phoenix

MLS PHOENIX RISING supporters and friends have a chance to demonstrate this area’s strong support for professional soccer when the NEW YORK RED BULLS of Major League Soccer (MLS) take on PUMAS UNAM of the Mexican Football League (MFL) in the RED BULL CHALLENGE OF THE SUN (“Reto Del Sol”) on Thursday, February 23, 2012, at 8:00 pm at Chase Field in Phoenix. Ticket prices start at $20 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the gate.

Let’s show up in force and show MLS officials that Arizona fans deserve our own first division professional soccer team!

As U.S. Gains Soccer Fans, Arizona Struggles

// July 1st, 2010 // No Comments » // MLSPR, Pro Soccer in Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ Soccer

The United States is slowly but surely becoming a soccer nation.

Football still is king in America, but futbol is continuing to make headway. The World Cup is setting record viewer ratings on American TV. More U.S. players are playing with the world’s top professional teams than ever before, even as North America’s own league, Major League Soccer, grows at a solid pace. And soccer trails only basketball and baseball as the most-participated youth sport in the country.

In Arizona, however, soccer continues to struggle to find its footing. There are no major-league or major-college men’s teams here. The state is home to excellent high-end youth clubs, but youth participation has not grown over the past quarter-century even as the population has soared, producing few stars. Phoenix native Robbie Findley, who has been playing for the U.S. at the World Cup in South Africa, is an exception.

Arizona stands in stark contrast to soccer hotbeds such as Seattle, where the MLS team has connected with a rabid fan base to form one of the most vibrant soccer regions in the nation.

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Phoenix Pro Soccer

// June 23rd, 2010 // No Comments » // Pro Soccer in Phoenix

Phoenix Pro Soccer

On Thursday, May 13, 2010, MLS PHOENIX RISING hosted an informational event at McDuffy’s Grille in Chandler that allowed MLSPR members and friends to meet Chris Campasano, Ed Sakiewicz, and another member of the PHOENIX PRO SOCCER
(PPS) ownership group and hear firsthand about their ongoing efforts to bring professional soccer to the Phoenix metropolitan area. A large and lively crowd showed up to find out about PPS, learn whether they had any significant developments to report, and ask pointed questions concerning the organization’s current direction and ultimate goals.

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// May 29th, 2010 // No Comments » // Local Stars, Local Teams, MLSPR, Phoenix Clubs, Pro Soccer in Phoenix

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