Author: Kyle Kepner

Kyle covers Phoenix Rising FC for SoccerNation.com. He is the founder of USL-focused sites Firebird Rising and Indomitable City Soccer, and has contributed to MLSSocccer.com.

Coming to America: Denis Silva and the Barça Mentality

Coming to America: Denis Silva and the Barça Mentality

When I sat down with Denis Silva, Technical Director of Arizona’s new Barcelona Academy, back in September, I never dreamed I’d be publishing on the h ...
Breakthrough: Phoenix Rising FC 2, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 1

Breakthrough: Phoenix Rising FC 2, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 1

Phoenix Rising FC got a monkey off their backs, and put three points in their suitcase, after dropping Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 2-1 in stunning ...
Phoenix Rising FC 0, Orange County 0

Phoenix Rising FC 0, Orange County 0

Phoenix Rising FC and Orange County SC played to an entertaining 0-0 draw on Wednesday night in the United Soccer League's Game of the Week. In the ...
Still Rising: Phoenix 2, Seattle 0

Still Rising: Phoenix 2, Seattle 0

Continuing its race to the playoffs in the final third of the USL season, Phoenix Rising FC took all three points in a gritty contest with Seattle Sou ...
USL Show Season 2.5 kickoff, featuring LCFC Media Director Jonathan Lintner

USL Show Season 2.5 kickoff, featuring LCFC Media Director Jonathan Lintner

The guys are back for what Josh is calling The USL Show Season 2.5! This week, Kyle and Josh are joined by Louisville City FC Media Director, Jonathan ...
Phoenix Rising Stadium Proposal Nearing “Turn-key” Completion

Phoenix Rising Stadium Proposal Nearing “Turn-key” Completion

In July, Phoenix Rising FC laid out details of its Major League Soccer stadium plan. Since then, meetings with the Solanna Group, which controls the r ...
Much Needed W: Phoenix 3, Sacramento 1

Much Needed W: Phoenix 3, Sacramento 1

Phoenix Rising FC got back in the win column on Saturday night, handily defeating Sacramento Republic FC 3-1 in front of 5,693 fans at Phoenix Rising ...
Nine-Man Phoenix Rising FC Allow RGVFC to Equalize Late, 1-1

Nine-Man Phoenix Rising FC Allow RGVFC to Equalize Late, 1-1

A late second-half stoppage-time goal from Rio Grande Valley FC defender Ivan Magalhaes robbed Phoenix Rising FC of a gutsy win on the road, and the c ...
USL Mid-Season Updates from President Jake Edwards

USL Mid-Season Updates from President Jake Edwards

The United Soccer League’s 2017 season is charging past the midway point and into the dog days of summer. As the coaching staffs and players on the fi ...
Las Vegas Officially Joins USL for 2018

Las Vegas Officially Joins USL for 2018

Capping a flurry of expansion activity over the past weeks, the United Soccer League announced today that it would be launching a club at Cashman Fiel ...
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