Phoenix Rising player makes Maricopa appearance – Photos

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Kevon Lambert makes an appearance Thursday at Bashas' grocery store. [Bryan Mordt]

Kevon Lambert, a defender and midfielder for Phoenix Rising FC in the USL Championship soccer league, stopped by a Maricopa supermarket Thursday to visit with fans.

Lambert, who plays for the Jamaican National Team as well, made an appearance at Bashas’ to meet fans and sign jerseys and other gear as part of a promotion for Body Armor sports drink, a Coca-Cola beverage brand.

He has played for five seasons with the Rising, who return to Wild Horse Pass on Saturday to host Orange County SC for Football and Fireworks at 7:30 p.m.

The Maricopa store was selected from 56 Arizona locations for the player appearance event.

InMaricopa photographer Bryan Mordt captured the event:

Kevon Lambert makes an appearance Thursday at Basha’s as part of a promotion for BodyArmor sports drink. [Bryan Mordt]
Kevon Lambert signs a team scarf for a fan.
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Fans had the opportunity to pose for a photo with Kevon Lambert. [Bryan Mordt]
Kevon Lambert makes an appearance at local grocery store. [Bryan Mordt]
Kevon Lambert makes an appearance at local grocery store. [Bryan Mordt]
Kevon Lambert gives a thumbs-up during his visit to Basha’s. [Bryan Mordt]
Kevon Lambert makes an appearance at local grocery store. [Bryan Mordt]
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Kevon Lambert signs a water bottle for a young fan. [Bryan Mordt]