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James Musa (Phoenix Rising FC | USA)

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good news for James.., He got his green card the other week so is now counted as a domestic player in the US 

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Wibblebutt wrote:

good news for James.., He got his green card the other week so is now counted as a domestic player in the US 

That is good news. Must help his chances of a MLS contract? 

He had a short stint up there with Kansas two seasons ago.

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Stays on the bench as Nix Rising draw 3-3 at home, verus new USL team New Mexico United.

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90 mins in a 2-2 draw verus Colorado Springs.

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Stays on the bench as Phoenix Rising draw 0-0 with Fresno FC.

Fresno had a player sent off at 40 m ins.

Phoenix struggling somewhat, so far this season (4 games, 4 draws) after making USL final last season. They had 23 shots to 4, in this game.

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5 mins late off the bench as Phoenix win 2-0 at El Paso Locomotive.

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El Paso Locomotive...that's a pretty sweet name right there!

VUW AFC - Victoria University Football for life

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90 mins in a 1-0 loss at Austin Bold.

FYI - was announced in January that Austin will get a MLS team in 2021 (Austin FC).

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Wow MLS going from strength to strength

VUW AFC - Victoria University Football for life

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On the bench as Phoenix beat Tacoma Defiance 4-0.

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Gets 5 mins off the bench as Phoenix draw 0-0 with Simon Elliott's Sacramento Republic.

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He seems to be on the outer? Off contract in December, maybe he could be a Nix target? We need some CB/DMs

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RR wrote:

He seems to be on the outer? Off contract in December, maybe he could be a Nix target? We need some CB/DMs

Is a strange one. Last USL season he seemed to be a real important part of the Rising's starting eleven, as they went all the way to the USL final.

This season they are struggling, and he is stuck on the bench. He's on the pine right now as Phoenix play at Orange County.

He does now have a Green Card, that could mean he'll stay Stateside for awhile yet.

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Orange County beat Phoenix Rising 2-1. Musa stays on the bench, as the Rising chase an equaliser.

Rising sit 14th.

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NZ matchup in the USL, and 2nd Kiwi USL scorer for the day.

Bleach haired Musa with bragging rights as Phoenix Rising beat RGV (Kyle Adams) 3-1. Both played 90 mins.

Musa with a nice volley and his first Phoenix goal. Makes you wonder why he has spent so long on the bench to date this season, when the Rising have been struggling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu0_7_l3pEI

Salazar from RGV with one of the worst goal misses you'll see.

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120 mins as Phoenix knocked out of the US Open Cup by New Mexico.

2-2 after ET.

Looks like Musa not used by Rising in pen shootout, which after his impressive volley goal last week could have been a mistake.

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Gets 10 mins off the bench as Phoenix beat Las Vegas Lights 4-0.

Already 3-0 when Musa came on.

Rising up to 3rd on the USL table, Western Conference.

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We should look to bring him back - has fallen down the pecking order there.

Offers cover at DM and CB, and won't cost a fortune.

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10 mins off the bench in a 4-2 away win at Real Monarchs (USL affiliate for Real Salt Lake).

Same score when he came off the bench.

Rising now up to 2nd on Western Conference USL ladder.

Possible target for the Nix? 

Even with a US visa, hard to see him now cracking a MLS side, if just a reserve at USL level.

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