Ciaran J Doyle
Ciaran J Doyle
Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Ciaran Doyle expects to graduate in December 2022 with a master’s degree in sports journalism. Doyle, who has covered high school sports for AZPreps365.com, is working for Cronkite Sports.

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Phoenix Rising coach Juan Guerra plans to take advantage of academy in future

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Rising signed the franchise’s first-ever academy player to the first team in 2021, but Niall Dunn is one of few players to earn a promotion since the academy opened in 2021. Coach Juan Guerra has plans to change that.

Juan Guerra, who took over as Phoenix Rising head coach in August, plans to return the franchise to prominence in 2023, while planning for the future by incorporating talent from the team's youth academy. (Photo courtesy of Phoenix Rising FC Twitter)

Bears witness: Phoenix College women’s soccer moves one title closer to building a dynasty

PHOENIX – The Phoenix College women’s soccer team has won two of the past three nationals after upsetting the No. 1 seed in this year’s Division II national championship tournament. Can the team replaces its stars and keep the momentum going into next season?

The Phoenix College women's soccer team celebrates its second Division II national championship on Nov. 19 after shutting out No. 1 Holmes, 4-0, in a rematch of the 2020 title game. (Photo courtesy of NJCAA.com)

Home away from home: Phoenix Rising set for next move near Sky Harbor

PHOENIX – After the Phoenix City Council approved a new lease last Wednesday, the Rising will relocate for the third time since 2017 ahead of the 2023 USL regular season.

Phoenix Rising FC tends to draw a passionate fan base wherever it plays. The club is leaving its home at Wild Horse Pass for a new facility near Sky Harbor Airport. (Photo by Rudy Aguado/Cronkite News)

Pac-12 flexes muscle, lands 5 teams in initial College Football Playoff rankings

PHOENIX – As the Pac-12 looks to get its first team in the College Football Playoff since 2017, Oregon, USC and UCLA vy for a spot but will need help.

No. 9 USC is one of five Pac-12 teams to land in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, with Oregon highest at No. 8. (Photo by Susan Wong/Cronkite News)

Phoenix Rising coach Juan Guerra goes back to the basics after first USL postseason miss since 2016

CHANDLER – After missing the postseason for the first time since 2016, the Phoenix Rising finished a disappointing season with a win. Here’s a look back at what went wrong in 2022 and a preview of the 2023 season.


Drink and don’t drive: Phoenix Rising’s Pub 2 Pitch program shuttles fans to games

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Rising’s Pub 2 Pitch program provides a free shuttle from various bars across the Valley and takes fans to the game and back.


From Rising goalkeeper to Champions League: Josh Cohen thrives in new role

PHOENIX – Josh Cohen was the Phoenix Rising goalkeeper in 2017. Five years later, he is starting in the Champions League against stars such as Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar.


Phoenix Rising’s postseason hopes in dire shape after second straight loss

CHANDLER – After losing their last two games, Phoenix Rising is in an uphill battle for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Rising has six games remaining to turn it around and close the five-point gap between them and seventh-place Las Vegas Lights FC.


New coach, new style, big win: Phoenix Rising stay in playoff hunt

CHANDLER – Just a week ago, Juan Guerra was introduced as the new coach of Phoenix Rising FC. Players responded and the Rising find themselves back in the playoff hunt.