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Phoenix Rising vs. FC Tulsa match preview

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On Saturday at 5:30 p.m., the Phoenix Rising aims to continue their winning streak as they face FC Tulsa at ONEOK Field in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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With two of its star players on a hot streak as of late and a solid No. 5 standing in the Western Group of the USL Championship, they enter tomorrow’s match with an edge over Tulsa. 

Both Danny Trejo and Manuel Arteaga are in the top positions to take the Golden Boot title. Trejo enters Saturday’s game with 15 goals and Arteaga with 14 goals. 

The Rising have a historical edge over Tulsa with five wins and one loss since 2017. Most wins over the Tulsa squad have been in demanding fashion with three of their five being by three or more goals. 

Tulsa snapped a six-game losing streak and one draw with a 2-1 win over San Antonio last Sunday and are currently No. 8 in the Eastern Group of the USL Championship. The two teams have not faced each other since 2019 when the Rising won 1-0 on the road. 

Two Phoenix Rising stars in race for the Golden Boot

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Taylyn Hadley is a sports and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow her on X via @TAYLYNH11.

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