Lights Match Preview #33: LV vs. PHX

In their home finale, Lights FC will host Phoenix Rising FC.

Over the weekend, Las Vegas Lights FC dropped their third straight match, losing to San Antonio FC 3-1. Tonight, Cashman Field hosts its final match of 2018 when Phoenix Rising FC comes into town.

Last Time Out

Lights FC

L (3-1) vs. San Antonio

Goal: Ochoa

Rising FC

D (0-0) vs. Reno 1868 FC

Last Time They Met

In mid-August, Rising FC handed Lights FC a 2-0 loss in Downtown Las Vegas. Solomon Asante and Kevaughn Frater scored the goals for Phoenix.

Opposing Players to Watch

Solomon Asante: A USL MVP candidate, Asante is electric with the ball at his feet. He has speed, finishing, and passing that not many players have in the league. He has 13 goals to go with eight assists.

Chris Cortez: The big target forward is the club’s leading scorer with 17 goals.

(IF HE PLAYS) Didier Drogba: Do I really need to explain why one of the Premier League’s all-time leading scorers is a player to watch? He’s battled injuries in his final season, but if he is out there, he’s a focal point of any defense.

The Deets

Who: Phoenix Rising FC at Las Vegas Lights FC

What: Fan Appreciation Night/Home Finale

When: 8 PM kickoff, 5:30 Zappos Tailgate

Where: Cashman Field


Photo courtesy of L.E. Baskow/Lights FC


Carson A Merk

Reporting live from Sin City, I have covered both RGVFC and Las Vegas Lights FC since their inceptions. I also write profiles to highlight players from the NCAA to USL to NWSL and everywhere in between.