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‘They don’t know how to die’: Phoenix Rising win first ever USL Championship

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Phoenix Rising completed one of the most unlikely playoff runs the USL has ever seen on Sunday, when they beat Charleston Battery 3-2 on penalties to win their first ever USL Championship, ending years of playoff heartbreak.

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Phoenix Rising FC’s Cinderella road story hits USL Championship Final

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising FC's Cinderella road story continues with late-game heroics, securing a USL Championship berth Sunday against Charleston Battery. The stage is set for an epic clash between two unexpected, underdog conference winners.

Phoenix Rising FC is set to clash with Charleston Battery in the 2023 USL Championship Final after surviving late-game drama on the road this postseason. (Photo courtesy of Phoenix Rising FC)

Phoenix Rising FC exorcises demons of playoffs past, makes USL Championship Final after another late playoff win vs. Sacramento Republic FC

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising won another playoff game in dramatic fashion , scoring in the 92nd minute to beat Sacramento Republic FC and make the USL Championship Final, five years on from their most recent appearance.

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‘We’re not going to be alone’: Phoenix Rising FC finds strength in strong Los Bandidos support

PHOENIX – A look inside Los Bandidos, the dedicated supporters group behind Phoenix Risin’s postseason run. Ever since 2017, their unwavering commitment has created a unique atmosphere, turning away games into home-like experiences for the club.

Los Bandidos “Capo” Tomas Rosales, facing away from the game as always, leads La Banda and other group members in songs and cheers. (Photo Courtesy of Phoenix Rising FC)

Phoenix Rising FC looks to right past wrongs in Western Conference Final

PHOENIX – Despite the regular-season success that Phoenix Rising FC has experienced over the years, the organization has yet to lift the USL Championship. Juan Guerra’s team looks to fix that, starting Saturday in the Western Conference Final.

Phoenix Rising FC celebrates winning the 2020 Western Conference Final before COVID-19 ended the team's season short of the USL Cup. (Photo courtesy of Phoenix Rising)

Phoenix Rising FC aims for Western Conference Final redemption, sets sights on ‘California Sweep’ against Sacramento Republic FC

PHOENIX – In a long-awaited return to the Western Conference Final, Phoenix Rising FC is determined to leave their misfortunes behind. This Saturday, the organization looks to pull off the “California sweep” against top-seeded Sacramento Republic FC on the road.

Phoenix Rising FC gears up for a California showdown Saturday against Sacramento Republic FC in the Western Conference Final. (Photo courtesy of Phoenix Rising FC)

Médicos pueden impugnar prohibición del aborto por anomalías genéticas, dictamina tribunal

WASHINGTON – Un tribunal federal de apelaciones dijo que un grupo de médicos de Arizona puede impugnar la prohibición estatal de abortos por anomalías genéticas, una ley que los médicos dicen que podría llevarlos a la cárcel porque es inadmisiblemente vaga.

La ley del aborto en Arizona, al igual que en gran parte del país, ha estado en tumulto desde que el año pasado la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos anuló el fallo de Roe v. Wade, la decisión de hace 50 años que reconocía el derecho al aborto. A pesar de ello, un tribunal federal de apelaciones dijo esta semana que un grupo de médicos en Arizona puede demandar para bloquear una ley estatal que prohíbe los abortos basados en anomalías genéticas. (Foto de archivo por Troy Hill/Cronkite Noticias)

‘We’re not alone’: Phoenix Rising fans travel to make presence felt during USL playoffs in California

IRVINE, Calif. – Playoff games are extremely difficult, as visiting teams must battle the crowd and the opposition. In Orange County, Rising got a taste of home, as their support group Los Bandidos showed up loud and proud.

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Phoenix Rising FC depth pays off in dying minutes of extra time, advances to Western Conference Final

IRVINE, Calif. – Phoenix Rising have made it to the USL Championship Western Conference Final for the first time since 2020, after Emil Cuello scored a last-minute winner in extra time, the second last-minute winner Rising have scored in these playoffs.

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Phoenix Rising seek another playoff win on the road, this time against Orange County SC

PHOENIX – In a high-stakes USL Western Conference semifinal matchup, Phoenix Rising FC squares off against Orange County SC with a ticket to the Western Conference finals at stake. Both teams have unique stories, with Rising emphasizing their relentless spirit and Orange County's resurgence under new leadership.

Phoenix Rising FC is prepared for a playoff clash with Orange County SC in the Western Conference semifinals as they embrace the must-win mentality of the postseason. (Photo courtesy of Phoenix Rising FC)

‘It’s always a battle’: Phoenix Rising’s rivalry with San Diego Loyal culminates in dramatic playoff win

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising and San Diego Loyal have developed an intense rivalry over the years, one that ended this season after it was announced San Diego was folding as a franchise. It culminated this weekend in the first round of the playoffs, where Rising won 4-3.

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Phoenix Rising’s revenge tour begins Sunday on the road with playoff match against San Diego Loyal

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising FC is gearing up for the 2023 USL Championship Playoffs, eager to capture their first title after missing the playoffs for the first time since joining the league. Coach Juan Guerra leads the team with a sense of responsibility and determination, as they seek to overcome past playoff shortcomings and make their fans proud.

Rising players celebrating on the field with each other.