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Phoenix Rising wins, secures home playoff game

Posted at 10:42 PM, Sep 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-30 01:47:36-04

In just its second season in the East Valley, Phoenix Rising FC has secured its first home playoff game.

Phoenix Rising's 2-0 win over Saint Louis FC in front of a sold-out crowd at Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex in Tempe on Saturday night secured at least one home playoff game in the upcoming United Soccer League playoffs. That game will be played either Friday, Oct. 19 or Saturday, Oct. 20.

The on-sale date for playoff tickets is still being finalized. A presale will likely take place early in the upcoming week. 

Phoenix Rising also moved within a single point of Orange County SC for first place in the USL's Western Conference.

Billy Forbes and Chris Cortez scored in the second half of Saturday's game to seal the home playoff matchup.

Phoenix Rising has three more regular-season games to play. Two of those games will take place in Tempe -- vs. Reno 1868 on Oct. 6 and Portland Timbers 2 on Oct. 13. Tickets for those games can be purchased here.

Phoenix Rising was eliminated in the first round of the 2017 USL playoffs in a road matchup vs. Swope Park Rangers.