Jon Arnold of Goal USA is reporting that Mexican National Team veteran and Chivas legend Omar Bravo will join Phoenix Rising FC on a one-year deal.
Still unconfirmed by the club, the signing is a major event for a team trying to grow its visibility in the local and national marketplace. During an otherwise upstart push for Major League Soccer, bringing a player with Bravo’s resume to Phoenix represents significant intent from PRFC’s front office.
Bravo, who will turn 37 on March 4, is the leading scorer in the history of Chivas Guadalajara, and has another 15 goals in 65 appearances for Mexico. He most recently spent a year with Carolina Railhawks, now known as North Carolina FC. How much he has left in the tank remains to be seen, but one thing is certain. Phoenix Rising will welcome multiple new fans through its gates who will hope to catch a glimpse of the living legend in action. There are obviously no assurances of this translating into season tickets or other more tangible long-term benefits, but it’s a great move nonetheless.
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