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Wakasa was a member of the 2018 USL Western Conference USL Championship club Phoenix Rising FC.

Defender Kody Wakasa Joins FC Tucson For 2019 Season

By FC Tucson Communications, 01/30/19, 10:30AM MST


Wakasa was a member of the 2018 USL Western Conference USL Championship club Phoenix Rising FC.

TUCSON, Ariz. (January 30, 2019) — FC Tucson announced today it had signed former Phoenix Rising FC defender Kody Wakasa for the 2019 USL League One season. Per club policy, the details of the contract will not be released

“I am looking forward to playing with FC Tucson in their first pro season. I look forward to working with the staff and getting to work with my teammates. Let’s make history together in Tucson!”

Wakasa brings both USL experience and a winning mentality to Tucson. He most recently spent time with USL Championship side Phoenix Rising FC appearing in 13 matches for the club, nabbing 11 starts. Spanning the past two seasons, Wakasa has registered 42 appearances and 36 starts for Rising FC.

With the addition of Wakasa, FC Tucson’s roster now stands at four players for the 2019 USL League One season.

About FC Tucson  

FC Tucson, established in 2010, is participating in its first-ever professional season in USL League 1. In 2012, FC Tucson was named the USL League 2 Rookie Franchise of the Year. To stay up to date on the club, check out the team’s website at You can also visit the team’s Facebook page at and follow all of the news related to FC Tucson on Twitter at  

 About USL League One 

USL League One is shaping the future of the game in the United States, uniting passionate fans in new markets with the thrill of a proven professional soccer experience. League One submitted its sanctioning application to the U.S. Soccer Federation on Aug. 14. South Georgia Tormenta FC, FC Tucson, Greenville Triumph SC, Forward Madison FC, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC, Toronto FC II, Orlando City B, Lansing Ignite FC, North Texas SC and the Richmond Kickers have been revealed as teams set to compete in the inaugural 2019 season. 

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