Recap: 2024 Phoenix Rising Invitational

Weekend Recap: The Rose City Renegades unleashed pure soccer magic at the 2024 Phoenix Rising Invitational at the impressive Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center in Phoenix AZ🌟 Kicked off Friday with Enoch Stalcup’s jaw-dropping goal, sealing a 1-1 tie against the San Jose Steamrollers. 🎉

In the thrilling face-off against LASC, the Renegades were caught in a whirlwind of speed and intensity. LASC dominated, seizing the lead just before halftime at the 17th minute with a goal. Another point slipped away at the 33rd minute, leaving the Renegades trailing. Despite a valiant effort, the day concluded with a 2-0 loss for the Renegades.

On Saturday, our squad kicked off the morning with an early clash against the Arizona Heat Arizona Heat Power Soccer Club. The Heat struck first, securing their initial goal at the 15th minute. Undeterred, they surged forward in the second half, unfortunately losing another goal at the 21st minute. The final score stood at 0-2, loss, a hard-fought battle on the court.

A challenging showdown in the Renegades’ second Saturday match against LA Galaxy at the 2024 Phoenix Rising Invitational. Galaxy netted their opening goal in the 5th minute, the ball soaring over our goalie’s guard but staying within the 24-inch height limit for an air ball. LA stealthily added another goal behind our goalie in the 29th minute. Their tactical play earned them a third point in the 33rd minute, sealing the match with a final score of 3-0.

A challenging showdown in the Renegades’ second Saturday match against LA Galaxy at the 2024 Phoenix Rising Invitational. Galaxy netted their opening goal in the 5th minute, the ball soaring over our goalie’s guard but staying within the 24-inch height limit for an air ball. LA stealthily added another goal behind our goalie in the 29th minute. Their tactical play earned them a third point in the 33rd minute, sealing the match with a final score of 3-0.

The final Saturday showdown against Phoenix Rising kicked off with a penalty. In the 13th minute, our goalie Dan Payton #42 faced the call. Despite his best efforts to block the penalty kick, Phoenix Rising secured a point. Adding to the challenge, Enoch Stalcup #76 earned a yellow card in the 19th minute, awarding Phoenix Rising a direct free kick that led to another goal. The match concluded with a 2-0 loss final score.

On the last day of competition, the Renegades were on the verge of a tie following an extraordinary goal by our youngest athlete, #06 Marcus Carranza, in the 13th minute against the BORP Shockers. The closing game concluded with a nail-biting 1-2 finish.

Overall the team did really well at the 2024 Phoenix Rising Invitational last weekend. Keep an eye on our social media as we’ll be posting highlight videos and pictures from our trip!