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How to Watch Phoenix Rising FC vs. Orange County SC

OC have a big road test on Friday night in Arizona.

OC will look to fly high against Phoenix.
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Orange County SC are fresh off a blowout win and in full confidence, and now they’ve got a big test to kick off the USL weekend, as they’ll travel to take on Phoenix Rising FC on Friday night in Arizona.

The teams met in the season opener at Orange County Great Park, playing to a 1-1 draw. But changes have taken place in the meantime, most notably Phoenix head coach Patrice Carteron being hired by Egyptian powerhouse Al Ahly a few weeks back. Rick Schantz is the interim boss, and probably has a good shot at being the permanent manager if he keeps things rolling. So far, he’s unbeaten in three games, so it’s going fine for them.

OC have played well this year against the teams below them in the standings but struggled against those clubs ahead of them. Phoenix are in second place, to Orange County’s fifth at the moment. Can Braeden Cloutier help his side break the duck and move up the standings against a contender? We’ll find out under the Friday night lights.

Tale of the Tape:

Orange County SC: 27 points (8-4-3), 5th place in Western Conference; Goal Difference: +17; Last five games: W-D-W-L-W

Phoenix Rising FC: 32 points (9-3-5), 2nd place in Western Conference; Goal Difference: +18; Last five games: D-W-W-D-W

How to Watch Phoenix Rising FC vs. Orange County SC: The game is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 pm PT at Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex. You can watch the stream only on ESPN+.

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