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Phoenix FC

We are capturing the growing soccer market in Phoenix through a youth club system, a USSF Development Academy, and a Professional Mens team.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Sports
  • Location Scottsdale, AZ, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 35
  • Website

Company Summary

Phoenix FC operates a pyramid of soccer founded with a youth club operation that feeds a USSF Development Academy, and is lead by a professional men's team. Under this structure we will lead the Arizona market in the fastest growing sport in the US. Through this model Phoenix FC will have access to all enthusiasts of the game bringing value to our sponsors, spotlight to our players, and positioning ourselves to be a logical MLS expansion area.


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    Eric Richard Cornwell

    Mr. Cornwell has a background in private equity real estate ventures that is complemented by a diversified business background. He holds an undergraduate degree in Finance and recently completed an MBA at Villanova University. His strengths are finance, project management, and risk assessment under many operating umbrellas. His interest in soccer began over 5 years ago that has culminated in the formation and operation of Phoenix FC.

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    Timothy Donald
    President / Dir. Corporate Sponsorships

    Mr. Donald has a thorough understanding of start-up business operations in both the restaurant/hospitality industry as well as sports entertainment where Mr. Donald was part of the investment / management group that produced the hydro-boat races in Vancouver in the late 1990's. His understanding of sponsorship value creating is critical to Phoenix FC's operations and sales program.

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    Shawn Dietric
    Director of Operations

    Mr. Dietric brings to the Phoenix FC team an understanding of organizational law as well as fundamentals gained through a sports-centered MBA. Mr. Dietric has been involved with soccer for many years as a coach as well as aiding youth club operations.

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    Rui Bento
    General Manager

    Mr. Bento has a decorated history in both amateur and professional soccer where he played in Portugal. Over the past several years he has owned and operated the Benfica Sporting Academy in Arizona and brings to Phoenix FC a vast knowledge of professional soccer as well as operating acumen to this organization.

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    David Robertson
    Head Coach

    Mr. Robertson is one of, if not the most decorated professional soccer player in Scottish history. He has played and coached at the highest levels and bring to the team an endless amount of leadership to help develop the most talented professional roster.


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    Jason Pritchett
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    Anne Bolitho