Phoenix Rising


When PHNX Sports began highlighting dogs for adoption and fostering last year at Maricopa County Animal Care & Control’s east shelter in Mesa, I steeled myself for the depressing conditions at that overcrowded, underfunded, understaffed and badly outdated facility. When I stepped inside Heidi’s Village for the first time this summer, I had a “Wizard of Oz” revelation. You’re not…

USL's mid-year meetings are taking place in Louisville, Kentucky, around the Summer Showcase match between City and Phoenix Rising

In what’s becoming something of a new tradition, the United Soccer League (USL) has timed its mid-year meetings around a flagship match. Or at least, it should have been on paper at the start of the season. Louisville City are the epitome of success in USL, reaching the conference final at every time of asking. Phoenix Rising are a perennial...

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