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Phoenix Announces Name and Logo
Newest USL PRO franchise to begin play in 2013

Phoenix FC News Release -

Friday, September 7, 2012

PHOENIX, AZ -  The next entry into Phoenix’s professional sports franchise market is Phoenix FC, an expansion franchise in USL PRO, the strongest, best operated and most experienced North American men’s professional soccer league below MLS.  BDR Sports, LLC, owners of the new franchise, are proud to announce that the Phoenix-based team will begin play during the 2013 season under the name Phoenix FC (Football Club), whose mascot will be the Wolves.

Phoenix FC will be comprised of well-known international soccer players, as well as talent from both the national and local levels.  Beginning on September 21, 2012, the club will hold several team tryouts in metro Phoenix for players looking to break through to the professional arena.

The Phoenix FC organization will strive to be the top USL PRO soccer franchise by developing and maintaining a strong following throughout Arizona.  It will cultivate relationships with existing youth and soccer enthusiasts, as well as with new soccer supporters throughout the entire metro Phoenix community.  Phoenix FC will provide quality family friendly entertainment, an excellent soccer product on the field, and it will be a source of pride for the Valley of the Sun.

The Phoenix FC team will be known as the Wolves, with the logo featuring a fierce image of the Mexican wolf.  By paying homage to the Mexican wolf, the Phoenix FC team will represent the entire Sonoran Desert area of North America.
Information about Phoenix FC can be readily accessed at  Also, The team has kicked off social media efforts with and at

BDR Sports, LLC is currently in negotiations with potential host stadiums in the Valley.  Play begins in April of 2013 and the season runs through August. 

Phoenix FC will be lead by Head Coach David Robertson, who has enjoyed an illustrious professional career of his own and has won numerous championships as a player in the Scottish League before retiring in 2002 to focus on coaching.

“I am very excited and proud to lead Arizona’s newest professional sports team,” said Robertson.  “Soccer has a fantastic following through the Southwest, and Phoenix sports fans are some of the best supporters of professional teams that I have ever experienced.  Phoenix FC will be a great addition to this community, and we welcome all fans of soccer to be a part of the team from ‘Day One’.”

On September 21, 2012, the club will begin the first of several team tryouts in metro Phoenix.  The first tryout will be held at Reach 11 Sports Complex, 2425 East Deer Valley Road, from 5 p.m. till 9 p.m.  For interested players and more information, please visit
A Phoenix FC “KICKoff Party” will be held at Phoenix FC Headquarters on Friday, September 7.  Franchise owners from BDR Sports will be in attendance, as will Head Coach David Robertson and Phoenix FC’s Managing Director, Rui Filipe Bento.  For those interested in attending the party, meeting franchise personnel and learning more about Phoenix FC and the exciting USL PRO, please visit

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