Jason Johnson – 2017 LFR Player of the Year

Congratulations to Jason Johnson – 2017 LFR Player of the Year.

The award was presented to Jason at the conclusion of Phoenix Rising FC’s last home game versus Portland Timbers 2 on October 14.

And the cheer went up:
Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme! Get on up! It’s JJ time!

Jason joined in.

And we let him blow off some . . . smoke.

LFR 1881 Player of the Year
2013 Donny Toia
2014 Evan Newton
2015 Carl Woszczynski
2016 Luke Rooney
2017 Jason Johnson

#SaveTheCrew

As a member of the Independent Supporters Council, we fully support this message. We stand in total support of the #SaveTheCrew movement and with our counterparts in the Crew Supporters Union!

Link to ISC Statement below.

#SaveTheCrew – ISC Statement | Independent Supporters Council

#SaveTheCrew – ISC Statement | Independent Supporters Council

In today’s sports landscape, affluent franchise owners using the threat of moving a team to another market has become an all too well-known bargaining tactic.

Source: independentsupporterscouncil.com/savethecrew-isc-statement/

LFR Joins the Independent Supporters Council!

We are excited to announce that La Furia Roja 1881 has been accepted into the Independent Supporters Council. We see this as a significant step in our journey as a group and also in supporting Phoenix Rising’s MLS Expansion bid.

The ISC exists to promote supporters’ culture and advocate for fair treatment of supporters, both at home and on the road. The ISC’s goal is to:

  1. Advocate for the fair treatment of home and away supporters;
  2. Promote the expression of supporter culture throughout the United States and Canada;
  3. Allow supporters’ groups to share information and resources for the advancement of supporter culture; and
  4. Oppose racism and bias in all forms, whether from supporters or from team management.

In addition to this, the ISC are also the creators of Major League Soccer’s Supporters Shield. The Supporters’ Shield is an annual award given to the MLS side with the best regular season record. The Supporters’ Shield has been annually awarded at the MLS Supporters’ Summit since 1999, and is recognized as a major trophy by the league. Since 2006, the Supporters’ Shield winner has also earned a berth in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Our New Capo

Michael Vanderplas is our new Capo. Thank you for volunteering, Mike. Hope you have fun with it. Shout it loud and make us proud!

Photo © 2017 Michael Rincon – Used With Permission

LFR U99 Team plays for Money

Charity that is!
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Our LFR U99 Team will compete with other area supporters groups in a charity tournament. Come to cheer us on at Chaparral Park. in Scottsdale. Then come to Philly’s Sports Grill to watch Phoenix Rising FC take on San Antonio FC at 5:30.

A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
– The Beatles “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite”