Monday, February 12th, 2018 -- Last week was a tremendous week for the Phoenix Rising FC organization and if you missed both of their big announcements we have you covered.
The first announcement dropped on Tuesday, February 6th, when FC Tucson, who was acquired by Phoenix Rising FC in October 2017, announced that they will be joining USL's Division III
when it begins play in 2019. Currently, there are no leagues in the U.S. that occupy the third division since USL was granted second division sanctioning by the United States Soccer Federation prior to their 2017 season.
FC Tucson joins South Georgia Tormenta FC as the only two teams in this new league thus far, which is slated to begin play in 2019.
On Saturday, Phoenix Rising FC announced the addition of Advantage Sports Union LTD. The chairman of Advantage Sports Union LTD., Alex Zheng, is a significant investor of French Ligue 1's OGC Nice.