2012–13 Real Phoenix season

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Real Phoenix
RealPhoenixLogo.jpg
2012–13 PASL season
General Manager/CEO Rosario Lopez Jr.
Head Coach Kevin Grub
Arena Barney Family Sports Complex
Queen Creek, Arizona
Arizona Sports Complex
Glendale, Arizona
PASL 4th, Southwestern
US Open Cup Wild Card
Highest home attendance 560
(January 26, 2013)
vs Toros Mexico
Lowest home attendance 49
(December 29, 2012)
vs Turlock Express
Average home league attendance 190 (over 8 home games)[1]

The 2012–13 Real Phoenix season was the first and only season of the Real Phoenix professional indoor soccer club. Real Phoenix, a Southwestern Division team in the Professional Arena Soccer League, played their first six home games in the Barney Family Sports Complex in the greater Phoenix suburb of Queen Creek, Arizona. The team played the final two home games of the season at the Arizona Sports Complex in Glendale, Arizona. The team was led by general manager Rosario Lopez Jr., head coach Kevin Grub, and assistant coach Rodolfo Hernandez.

Season summary[edit]

Real Phoenix struggled in the regular season, ultimately earning a 4–12 record and last place in the PASL's four-team Southwestern Division, and failed to advance to the postseason. The team also struggled at the box office, placing 18th in the 19-team league for average home attendance.[1]

In late January 2013, the team informed the PASL that they were financially unable to complete their road schedule and the league revoked their franchise. The league sent a replacement squad coached by Kevin Leonard and filled out largely by members of his Texas Xtreme Premier Arena Soccer League team to cover Phoenix's road dates in south Texas.[2][3] The team's final two home games were played with a squad of regular Real Phoenix players but with Kevin Leonard remaining as head coach.

The team participated in the 2012–13 United States Open Cup for Arena Soccer. They lost to the Las Vegas Legends in the Wild Card round, abruptly ending their run in the tournament.

Schedule[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

Pre-season[edit]

Game Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location[4] Attendance
Final Score Record
1 Saturday October 20 8:00pm Stars of Mexico W 7–6[5] ––– Barney Family Sports Complex

Regular season[edit]

Game Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location[4] Attendance
Final Score Record
1 Saturday November 3 8:00pm Toros Mexico W 4–3[6] 1–0 Barney Family Sports Complex[7] 227[8]
2 Saturday November 10 7:05pm
(8:05pm Mountain)
at San Diego Sockers L 5–11 1–1 Valley View Casino Center 2,913[9]
3 Sunday November 11 3:00pm
(4:00pm Mountain)
at Toros Mexico L 6–11[10] 1–2 UniSantos Park 442[11]
4 Saturday November 24 6:05pm at Arizona Storm L 8–10 1–3 Arizona Sports Complex 200[12]
5 Sunday December 1 8:00pm Arizona Storm W 7–1 2–3 Barney Family Sports Complex 125[13]
6 Saturday December 8 8:00pm San Diego Sockers L 3–9 2–4 Barney Family Sports Complex 220[14]
7 Saturday December 15 7:00pm at Las Vegas Legends L 4–10[15] 2–5 Orleans Arena 765[16]
8 Sunday December 23 1:00pm
(2:00pm Mountain)
at Toros Mexico L 9–17 2–6 UniSantos Park[17] 150[18]
9 Saturday December 29 8:00pm Turlock Express W 9–8 (OT) 3–6 Barney Family Sports Complex 49[19]
10 Saturday January 12 8:00pm Las Vegas Legends L 1–6 3–7 Barney Family Sports Complex 203[20]
11 Saturday January 19 8:00pm Texas Strikers W 10–6 4–7 Barney Family Sports Complex 69[21]
12 Saturday January 26 8:00pm Toros Mexico L 7–8 (OT)[22] 4–8 Arizona Sports Complex § 560[23]
13 Friday February 1 7:30pm
(6:30pm Mountain)
at Rio Grande Valley Flash L ♥ 3–21[24][25] 4–9 State Farm Arena[26] 1,521[3]
14 Saturday February 2 7:05pm
(6:05pm Mountain)
at Texas Strikers L ♥ 8–13 4–10 Ford Arena 398[27]
15 Saturday February 9 8:00pm Las Vegas Legends L 4–13 4–11 Arizona Sports Complex § 69[28]
16 Sunday February 17 5:00pm at Arizona Storm L 12–14 4–12 Arizona Sports Complex 146[29]

† Game also counts for US Open Cup, as listed in chart below.
§ Team relocated to Arizona Sports Complex for final two home games.
♥ Replacement squad after franchise revoked by league.

2012–13 US Open Cup for Arena Soccer[edit]

Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance
Final Score Record
Wild Card December 15 7:00pm at Las Vegas Legends L 4–10[15] 0–1 Orleans Arena 765[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "League Attendance". Professional Arena Soccer League. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Texas Xtreme (Winter 2012/13)". Premier Arena Soccer League. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Box Score: State Farm Arena - Fri, Feb 01, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. February 1, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Real Phoenix Schedule". Our Sports Central. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ Cleverly, Garrett (October 22, 2012). "Real Phoenix Defeat Stars Of Mexico 7-6" (Press release). AZKicksIt.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ Cleverly, Garrett (November 6, 2012). "Real Phoenix Defeats Toros Mexico 4-3" (Press release). AZKicksIt.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  7. ^ Cleverly, Garrett (November 2, 2012). "Real Phoenix Hosts Mexico Toros In Season Opener On Saturday Night" (Press release). AZKicksIt.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Box Score: Barney Indoor Sports - Sat, Nov 03, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. November 3, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Box Score: Valley View Casino Arena - Sat, Nov 10, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. November 10, 2012. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  10. ^ González, Ángel F. (November 12, 2012). "Suman Toros primeros puntos en la PASL". Frontera (in Spanish) (Tijuana, Mexico). Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Box Score: Unisantos Sports Park - Sun, Nov 11, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. November 11, 2012. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Box Score: Phoenix Sports Center - Sat, Nov 24, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. November 24, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Box Score: Barney Indoor Sports - Sat, Dec 01, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. December 1, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Box Score: Barney Indoor Sports - Sat, Dec 08, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. December 8, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 
  15. ^ a b Jones, Tom IV (December 19, 2012). "Las Vegas Legends (photo gallery)". Las Vegas Informer. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  16. ^ a b "Box Score: Orleans Arena - Sat, Dec 15, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. December 15, 2012. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  17. ^ Carazo, Luis (December 22, 2012). "A Refrendar: Toros Ante Real Phoenix". El Mexicano (in Spanish) (Tijuana, MX). Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Box Score: Unisantos Sports Park - Sun, Dec 23, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. December 23, 2012. Retrieved December 23, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Box Score: Barney Indoor Sports - Sat, Dec 29, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. December 29, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Box Score: Barney Indoor Sports - Sat, Jan 12, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. January 12, 2013. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Box Score: Barney Indoor Sports - Sat, Jan 19, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. January 19, 2013. Retrieved January 20, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Gana Toros México con gol de oro en Phoenix" (in Spanish). Tijuana: XERCN-AM. January 28, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Box Score: Arizona Sports Complex - Sat, Jan 26, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. January 26, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Multiple Hat Tricks with Diamond Performance". Our Sports Central. February 1, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  25. ^ "RGV Capsules: Flash dominate against Real Phoenix". The Brownsville Herald (Brownsville, TX: American Consolidated Media). February 1, 2013. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Flash Welcome Real Phoenix with New Signing". Our Sports Central. January 31, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Box Score: Ford Arena - Sat, Feb 02, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. February 2, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Box Score: Arizona Sports Complex - Sat, Feb 09, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. February 9, 2013. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Box Score: Arizona Sports Complex - Sun, Feb 17, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. February 17, 2013. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • eteamz.com/realphoenixfc Real Phoenix official website