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Starts for Rising against Tampa Bay Rowdies in USL. Billingsley on the bench. Still no Wynne.

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Full game Musa, and Billingsley subbed on at 65 mins (score 2-0) in a 2-1 loss at Tampa Bay.

USL (total 31 teams) is now setup into 4 different conferences of 7-8 teams.

Phoenix are 2nd in the Western Conference Pacific. But is messy re the draw, with LA Galaxy II having played 4 games, whilst Orange County SC have yet to play a game.
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Full game in a 1-0 win at Sacramento Republic (4th Western Pacific).
No Billingsley or Wynne in match day squad.
Phoenix 1st.

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Full game in a 3-0 win over Tacoma Defiance (5th Western Pacific Conference) in the USL. No Wynne or Billingsley in match day squad.

Phoenix remain top of the same Conference.

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Full game as Rising win 2-1 at Sacramento Republic (6th Western Pacific Conference). Sacramento down to 10 men from 38th minute.

No Billingsley or Deklan Wynne in match day squad. Phoenix top of the West Pacific Conference.
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Full game as Rising beat LA Galaxy II (4th Western Pacific Conference), 3-0. 

No Billingsley or Deklan Wynne in match day squad. Phoenix top of the West Pacific Conference.
Getting paid to be here
510
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860
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about 4 years
coochiee
Full game as Rising beat LA Galaxy II (4th Western Pacific Conference), 3-0. 

No Billingsley or Deklan Wynne in match day squad. Phoenix top of the West Pacific Conference.
 Deklan Wynne is now at OKC Energy.
Trialist
25
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29
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about 2 years
andrewvoerman
coochiee
Full game as Rising beat LA Galaxy II (4th Western Pacific Conference), 3-0. 

No Billingsley or Deklan Wynne in match day squad. Phoenix top of the West Pacific Conference.
 Deklan Wynne is now at OKC Energy.
 Is that the same club Monty Patterson played at? Whatever happened to that dude??
Phoenix Academy
390
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300
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9 months
BrockieTheGOAT
andrewvoerman
coochiee
Full game as Rising beat LA Galaxy II (4th Western Pacific Conference), 3-0. 

No Billingsley or Deklan Wynne in match day squad. Phoenix top of the West Pacific Conference.
 Deklan Wynne is now at OKC Energy.
 Is that the same club Monty Patterson played at? Whatever happened to that dude??

Monty Patterson is at Auckland United and is one of the top scorers in Northern League, more or less his level, top-end national league player but not much higher
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Full game in a 1-1 draw at Charlotte Independence (5th Eastern Conference Atlantic).
No Billingsley.
Phoenix still top of Western Pacific Conference.
Rare inter Conference game in USL.
Starting XI
900
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4K
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over 14 years
I'd love for Talay to bring him back to Wellington. I feel that he should be playing at a higher level then he is.
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4.4K
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over 9 years
Is Billingsley injured... not a great loan move for him otherwise.
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Musa with 1st goal in a 5-0 win over LA Galaxy II (6th West Pacific Conference).
Billingsley subbed on at 72 mins.
Phoenix top of the conference.
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11K
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about 14 years
in a non covid world it would be mint to get Musa and the Phoenix Rising team over here for a preseason tourney.
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From this week's Flying Kiwis. Highlights of his goal.
https://twitter.com/PHXRisingFC/status/1416596647212032004
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Weekend for Kiwis scoring overseas. Singh, N Boxall & now Musa again. 9th min goal as Phoenix (top of Western Pacific Conference, 7 pts clear) win 1-0 at one of their main rivals San Diego (3rd).

Scramble from a corner.
https://twitter.com/PHXRisingFC/status/1419129132902850566

Billingsley came off the bench in 92nd min. No Hunter Ashworth for San Diego.

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Full game in a 3-1 win over Rio Grande Valley (2nd Western Mountain Conference).
No Billingsley in match day squad.

Phoenix top of the Western Pacific Conference by 7 pts, with 2 games in hand.

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Another USL game, for the Rising and another win. This time 1-0 at Oakland Roots (8th West Pacific Conference). 

Phoenix top of same Conference, 10 pts clear with a game in hand. 

Full game Musa. Billingsley an unused sub.

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1st vs 2nd USL Western Pacific Conference, and Phoenix grab a very late 96th min equaliser to snatch a 1-1 draw with Orange County (2nd). Rising still 11 points clear with a game in hand. 

Full game Musa. Billingsley 15 odd mins off the bench, coming on at 0-1 down.
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Full game & a yellow in a 0-0 draw verus Sacramento Republic (5th Western Pacific Conference). Billingsley got 5 mins at the end.

Phoenix remain 11 points clear atop the Conference.
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Rare loss for Phoenix, going down 3-1 at Oakland Roots (7th Western Pacfic Conference).

Full game Musa. No Billingsley in match day squad.

Phoenix remain 9 points clear atop the Conference, with a game in hand.
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Starting as Phoenix (1st Western Pacific)  host New Mexico (5th Western Mountain) in the USL. No Billingsley.

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over 6 years
Full game for Musa in a 3-2 win over New Mexico. Unfortunately gets an oggie for NM's 2nd goal (80th min). Rising with a late 90th min winner.

Phoenix comfortably still 11 points clear atop the Western Pacific Conference, with a game in hand.

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Full game & Yellow for Musa in a 3-1 win at Tacoma Defiance. No Billingsley.

Phoenix comfortably still 13 points clear atop the Western Pacific Conference, with a game in hand. Tacoma 4th.
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Full game & a yellow as Phoenix (1st) win 4-3 at LA Galaxy II (7th), USL Western Pacific Conference. Rising down to 10 men from 80th min, but despite that grab a 95th min winner. 

No Billingsley.

Looks like another 10 regular season rounds before the USL playoffs, which Phoenix are going to make in a canter. Lead their Conference by 13 points with a game in hand.


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Full game as Phoenix (1st Western Pacific Conference) beat last placed Las Vegas Lights, 4-1. No Billingsley.

Phoenix lead their Conference by 16 points!


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Full game for Rising (1st Western Pacific Conference) in a 2-1 win over Orange County SC (3rd). Still no Billingsley.

Must be chance for those AWs friendlies in October, with a few CB/DM candidates likely to be unavailable. Phoenix are probably already mathematically in the USL playoffs, so I'm sure they would let him go in need no worries.
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From Flying Kiwis.

James Musa & Noah Billingsley (Phoenix Rising) – The Moose has played every second of Phoenix’s 24 games as one of the team’s leading central defenders and he’s even chipped in with a couple of goals. This for the team with the best record in the entire USL right now. They’re 16 points clear of the second placed team in their conference. Most recent was a 2-1 win over Orange County with an 86th minute winner clinching it despite playing the entire second half with ten men – making it five wins on the trot. However Noah Billingsley may have gone out on loan here to get minutes but has only featured in eight matches. Only one of those was a start. 130 mins in total. Not at all what was hoped for but this is a strong backline and he hasn’t really had the chance to show what he can do and force his way in.

Here’s an article about the both of them. Grain of salt here because it’s a bit condescending (and factually challenged in one or two places) but it’s got some good quotes from the two lads. Apparently Billingsley’s favourite pie is a “meat and cheese”. Gonna assume that means mince and cheese. Musa is more of a chicken pie guy.
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Musa starting as Phoenix travel to Tacoma Defiance in USL.

No Billingsley. Niko Kirwan & maybe Francis de Vries, look most likely RB options now for the AWs in October. Or can Nikko Boxall shuffle across there as another alternative.
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Full game in a 2-1 win over Tacoma (4th Western Pacific Conference). Winner for Phoenix in 90th min. They lead same Conference by 16 points, with a game in hand.

FYI - Billingsley hasn't been in a match day squad for over a month. And has only started the one game for the Rising back in May.


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Full game as Phoenix (1st Western Pacific) lose 3-0 at LA Galaxy II (4th) in the USL. Musa played as a CB. No Billingsley. 

Rising down to 10 men from 46 mins (score 0-0). They still lead their conference by a whopping 16 points, and I'm sure would release Musa for AWs if he had to be called up at all for Bahrain for some reason.



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Full game as Phoenix (1st in Western Pacific Conference) win 1-0 at Orange County SC (3rd). No Billingsley.

Rising atop their Conference by a whopping 19 points.
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Full game as Phoenix (1st in Western Pacific Conference) beat Oakland Roots (5th), by 1-0. No Billingsley.

Oakland without their Curacao GK, who was in goal against Bahrain but not AWs.

Phoenix 16 pts clear atop their Conference.

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Full game as Phoenix (1st in Western Pacific Conference) lose 1-0 at Orange County SC (3rd). 

No Billingsley.
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9.8K
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over 6 years
Not in match day squad as Phoenix (1st in Western Pacific Conference) win 6-3 at Las Vegas Lights (8th & last). 

No Billingsley.
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9.8K
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over 6 years
Full game as Phoenix (1st in Western Pacific Conference) draw 1-1 with Sacramento Republic (6th). 

No Billingsley.
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over 6 years
Full game as Phoenix Rising (1st) drew 1-1 with Tacoma Defiance (6th) in their last regular season USL game. No Billingsley.

Tacoma needed a win to have any chance of making playoffs.

Phoenix win Western Pacific Conference, by a comfortable 15 points. Looks like Musa will be the only Kiwi involved in the USL playoffs.

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Harshness of playoff football. Western Conference quarters.

Despite easily winning their Western Pacific Conference Phoenix are knocked out of the playoffs on first bounce by Rio Grande Valley, who were a lowly 4th in the Western Mountain Conference.

2-2 end of NT. 3-3 end of ET.

RGV win it 4-3 on pens

Full 120 mins for Musa who wasn’t a pen taker. He played 32 games for the season (never subbed off) with 2 goals.
https://us.soccerway.com/players/james-musa/137687/

Presumably he will re-sign for the Rising, though if he ever wants to make the AWs again, looks like he will need to leave USL. He'll be 30 next year, so Qatar maybe his last shot at being part of a WC team, if the AWs made it. A pick up for the Nix?

Though like a Dyer he could come into the frame for the extra January FIFA window, if NZF find some friendlies but guys like Smith, Kirwan etc struggled to be released by their in season clubs. Could add Bell to that list if signs for a Championship club.

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