Phoenix FC ‘announces’ tryouts, but problems arise (UPDATED)
- Updated: January 14, 2014
Phoenix FC may have announced open tryouts on Tuesday. If so, it’s the first public action the team has taken since USL PRO announced new ownership in December.
Phoenix FC, a second-year USL PRO franchise, has not spoken to any media or sent any e-mails to fans or used any of its social media accounts for months. But that silence may have been broken this week. Arizona-based soccer league website, adultsoccerblog.com, posted information about Phoenix FC’s 2014 open tryouts that seems to have come from the team itself. No news site that ODFCnews.com contacted on Tuesday received a release about the tryouts, which is stated to happen Feb. 8-9 at Pioneer Community Park in Peoria.
UPDATE: adultsoccerblog.com has taken down the link to the tryout information. But the tryouts are happening. adultsoccerblog.com had just posted the information prematurely.
UPDATE 2: Phoenix FC officially announced tryouts.
“Seem” and “may” in the previous paragraphs are the operative words.
Phoenix FC has yet to announce its website or any of its social media accounts. USL PRO also hasn’t announced the news, as it has done with other of its league clubs.
The contact phone number given with the tryouts information on adultsoccerblog.com does not work. When called, it prompts a recording that says: “The number you have reached is not in service. This is a recording.”
The “flyer” also asks potential participants to register at PhoenixFC.com, but there is no place to do that when you go to the website.
Pioneer Community Park officials also could not confirm the event. (But may have consequently confirmed that the team is playing its 2014 season at Peoria Sports Complex as ODFCnews.com reported last October.)
“Not aware of it at all,” a Pioneer Community Park official told ODFCnews.com when reached by phone Thursday afternoon. “Peoria Sports Complex is working with that soccer team. So they might know.
“I’m officially nervous about that. (Laughs.) That I don’t know something that may be happening.”
A call and e-mail to Peoria Sports Complex officials have not been returned as of this posting.
We will update this post if/when we hear back from the complex and/or Phoenix FC.
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