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Two exciting soccer events in downtown Phoenix this Friday, September 7th!

// September 3rd, 2012 // No Comments » // Local Teams, Pro Soccer in Phoenix, USA - Men's

FIRST, join members of the AmericanOutlaws Phoenix (AOPHX) and La Furia Roja 1881/The Red Fury 1881 supporters’ groups for a WCQ Viewing Party at the Filmbar and support the U.S. Men’s National Team in their tough away qualifier against Jamaica. Let’s cheer the Yanks on to an important win at “the Office”!

Immediately following the match, we’ll head over to the Open House for PHOENIX FC, Phoenix’s new USL Pro team. The team’s ownership group is hosting this event to commemorate the official kickoff of the team. Fans will have the opportunity to meet the team and staff. There will food, non-alcoholic drinks, and live music. The event is FREE and open to the public.

(Note: If you’re not a USMNT fan but want to join us for the march to the PFC Open House, meet us at the FilmBar just before 7:00 p.m.)

Come out for one or both of these events and help demonstrate that there is a large and vibrant fan base for soccer in the Valley of the Sun.


USA-JAMAICA World Cup Qualifier Viewing Party
FilmBar Phoenix
815 N. 2nd St. (in the Roosevelt Row area near Roosevelt and 2nd streets)
5:00 p.m.

314 E. Roosevelt
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. (we will head there immediately after the U.S. match)

The YANKS are Here!

// January 19th, 2012 // No Comments » // International, MLSPR, USA - Men's

As many Valley soccer fans know, the U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM has been in the Phoenix area since early January in advance of their match against Venezuela at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. Some of you may have been lucky enough to catch the team practicing at Reach 11. If you were one of the lucky ones, please share your experiences and photos with fellow fans by posting on our Facebook page or sending an email to MLS PHOENIX RISING and we will post them on our website.

This weekend will be a full one for USMNT fans beginning with an open practice on Friday, January 20 from 5-6 p.m. at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann will address those in attendance. Come out and show your support! You will need to sign up for info. Details can be found at the the U.S. Soccer website.

The AMERICAN OUTLAWS will host a pre-match party on Friday evening from 7 pm – 2 am at the 16th Street Bar & Grill in Phoenix. Details can be found on the American Outlaws website.

The AMERICAN OUTLAWS pre-match tailgate will begin at 4 pm on Saturday, January 21st and will be located on “Lawn C” with parking in the South “East” RV/General Parking Lot. The event is BYOB but food will be provided. Please bring food and/or drinks to share with fellow footy fans! Details and a map are provided on the American Outlaws website. Also, look for members of MLS PHOENIX RISING at the American Outlaws tailgate and on the Great Lawn!

Many MLSPR members will also be in the American Outlaws section behind the goal in the stadium.

This is our chance to show U.S. Soccer that Arizona supports the USMNT and does not need a match against Mexico to get a good turnout. It would be great to get Phoenix on the USSF’s radar for a future World Cup qualifier!

We hope to see all of you this weekend!!!

An Opportunity to Help Disabled Footballers in Haiti

// August 5th, 2010 // No Comments » // International, Other Countries

MLS Phoenix Rising recently learned the principals of Phoenix Pro Soccer (PPS) have another exciting project in the works. While many in the Phoenix area know about PPS’s efforts to bring a professional soccer franchise to the Valley, they believe their upcoming personal mission work is a bit more important in the greater scheme of things. PPS’s managing partners, Chris Campasano and Edward Sakiewicz, will be traveling to Port-au-Prince, Haiti on August 12, 2010, on a mission trip with Dr Fred Sorrells from the International Institute of Sport to help organize and select the first-ever Haitian National Amputee Football Team. The team will be assembled in Haiti in preparation for their participation in the Amputee Football World Cup to be held in Crespo, Argentina from October 16-27, 2010.


Real Madrid’s “Galacticos” Coming to Rose Bowl August 7

// July 17th, 2010 // No Comments » // International, Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Real Madrid

* UPDATED 07/18 – Arizona soccer fans have another opportunity to see one of the Spain’s storied teams and 2009/10 La Liga runner-up Real Madrid C.F. just a few hours’ drive away. The stars of Real Madrid will take on the 2009 MLS Cup runner-up L.A. Galaxy in an exhibition match in the Rose Bowl on Saturday, August 7, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.

Single match tickets are on sale NOW! MLS Phoenix Rising members can purchase individual tickets at the group rates (no minimum order) by contacting Dan Cerwinske and identifying themselves as members of MLS Phoenix Rising. Also, if Phoenix fans are interested in tickets in one of the general admission supporters’ sections, the LA Riot Squad will be located above tunnel 28 A and the Angel City Brigade will be above tunnel 23A. Real Madrid supporters are in sections 8 H and L. Tickets in the ACB or Riot Squad sections are only $35.


USA Beats Algeria to Top Group C

// June 24th, 2010 // No Comments » // MLSPR, World Cup

USA World Cup Win

Today the USA beat Algeria to advance into the knockout stages of the World Cup with an incredible goal in the final seconds! This win secured a first place finish in Group C. Join us at 16th Street Bar & Grill in Phoenix and at McDuffy’s in Chandler on Saturday at 11:00am to watch the USA take on Ghana in the Round of 16!



From Tim Finnegans in Phoenix…

To the streets of Manhattan

USA vs England Viewing Party @ McDuffy’s

// June 16th, 2010 // No Comments » // USA - Men's, World Cup

MLSPR USA England World Cup Viewing Party

A capacity crowd filled McDuffy’s in Chandler to watch the USA-England World Cup match. More than 90 percent pro-U.S., the crowd chanted, sang, and gave the English fans that were there a good-natured hard time. Spirits remained high despite the early goal by Steven Gerrard and when Clint Dempsey’s shot ended up in the goal the celebration was raucous! Representatives from the Phoenix Regional Sports Commission were on hand and raffled off Diamondbacks and Cardinals tickets, t-shirts, and swag while collecting signatures in support of the bid to bring the 2018 or 2022 World Cup to the United States and the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. ABC15 covered the event on its local news broadcasts at 6 and 10 pm and it was great to have a bar full of enthusiastic soccer fans as the backdrop for the story on the campaign to show that Phoenix has the fan interest in soccer to support making this area a site for future World Cup matches.


Where to Watch the World Cup

// June 9th, 2010 // No Comments » // Where to watch the World Cup, World Cup

In the days remaining before the start of the 2010 World Cup we will feature profiles of soccer-friendly establishments in and around Phoenix so local soccer fans can plan their viewing party schedules. As most of you already know, nothing comes close to the experience of World Cup soccer shared with a group of fellow futbol fanaticos. We sent a standard set of questions to the soccer-friendly bars and restaurants that we know will be showing at least some of the World Cup matches. Please let us know if there is a bar or restaurant that you would like to see included in these profiles.

Where to Watch the World Cup: McDuffy’s Grille in Chandler

// June 9th, 2010 // No Comments » // Where to watch the World Cup, World Cup

McDuffy’s Grille will open at 7 a.m. for any First Round World Cup match in which the United States, Mexico, or England is playing. They will also open early for confirmed groups of 12 or more. Otherwise, McDuffy’s will open at 11 a.m. and will air all World Cup matches that are on during normal operating hours. They will also show replays of matches that are aired later in the day. Their operating schedule may be subject to change after the conclusion of the first round. (more…)

Where to Watch the 2010 World Cup: Upper Deck Sports Grill

// June 9th, 2010 // No Comments » // Where to watch the World Cup, World Cup

Upper Deck Sports Grill was recommended by some of our members as a great site for a soccer viewing party.

Upper Deck’s regular hours are 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., Monday – Sunday. For the World Cup, they will open as early as 6 a.m. for groups, if needed. They will show all matches (including replays) that are on during operating hours. (more…)

Where to Watch the 2010 World Cup: Buffalo Wings & Rings in Chandler

// June 9th, 2010 // No Comments » // Where to watch the World Cup, World Cup

Buffalo Wings & Rings (BWR) was the site of MLS PHOENIX RISING’s viewing parties for all Wednesday U.S. qualifiers during the Hex. It has been a strong supporter of MLSPR’s activities and has even contributed food to our tailgates. (more…)