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Sacramento Republic FC Ties Real Monarchs SLC 1-1

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Sacramento Republic FC earn a point finish three-match road trip undefeated.

The match started slowly with neither club gaining any dangerous chances, although Republic FC maintained possession for most of the first half. In the 19th minute the possession paid off after Republic FC earned a corner. Midfielder Rodrigo Lopez sent the corner toward the back post and defender Derek Foran. Foran and a Real Monarchs SLC defender fought for the ball before it ended up bouncing in front of goal. Forward Justin Braun poked the ball into the goal with a jump, putting Republic FC ahead 1-0.

Republic FC would dominate the possession for the remainder of the half, but could not increase their lead. The Monarchs had their best chance of the half in the 37th minute when midfielder Fito Ovalle took a chance from about 35 yards out on the right side of the field. Ovalle’s shot looked to find the top left corner of the goal, but missed just over the bar keeping the match 1-0 in favor of Republic FC going into the half.

The second half started slowly for Republic FC, who looked to regain their rhythm after the Monarchs made three substitutions at half. Republic FC would get their first serious chance in the second half in the 57th minute. Lopez streaked down the left side of the field before sending a curling shot toward the right corner of the goal, but Monarchs goalkeeper Eric Osswald was there to make the diving save.

The Monarchs would find an equalizer in the 61st minute. Midfielder Ricardo Velazco crossed the ball from the upper left corner of the box to the right side of the box where substitute forward Eti Tavares had snuck behind the defense. Tavares took a touch then sent a shot that hit the far post and ricocheted into the goal, evening the score 1-1.

The Monarchs had the best chance of the second half in the 82nd minute when Republic FC was called for a handball in the penalty box. Monarchs leading scorer Max Rauhofer stepped up to take the penalty and sent a screamer off the crossbar, keeping the score even.

Republic FC would look to equalize late with two good looks at goal. The first was a run from substitute forward Adnan Gabeljic who worked through the Monarchs defense at the top of the box but his finally touch was a little hard and the ball found the gloves of Osswald. Midfielder Danny Barrera had the final good look for Republic FC on a free kick from 40 yards out. Barrera sent a long ball from the left side toward the upper right corner of the goal, but Osswald skied to send the ball over the crossbar to keep the match as a draw.

“I am very disappointed with the result,” said Republic FC Head Coach Preki following the match. “I thought we played a pretty good game, especially in the first half. We lost a little of our legs with the travel and our third game in six days and coming to altitude so we toned it down, but still we had enough chances to win the game.”


Republic FC will be back in action again on Wednesday, July 8, when they take on Atlas FC (Liga MX) in a friendly match at Bonney Field. Republic FC will return to USL action on Saturday, July 11 when they take on LA Galaxy II at Bonney Field. Kickoff for both matches is 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the Atlas FC match are still available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com. The LA Galaxy II match has been sold out.

Game Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento Republic FC Media Relations

Sacramento Republic FC, Real Monarchs SLC Ends In Tie 1-1; Cards Fly In Chippy Match

All Photos By Shawn Jonas

SACRAMENTO, Calif.Sacramento Republic FC and Real Monarchs SLC play to a 1-1 draw in a physical match, in front of a sold-out crowd at Bonney Field.


Real Monarchs SLC started the scoring early, capitalizing on a penalty in the 7th minute, after Republic FC defender Mickey Daly was called for a foul in the box. Real Monarchs forward Max Rauhofer stepped up to the spot and sent a screamer past Republic FC keeper Patrick McLain for the early 1-0 lead.




Republic FC would find an equalizer in the 19th minute. Strong build up play from the midfield led to Ivan Mirković darting up the right side of the defense and into the box. Mirković advanced all the way to the 6-yard box and blasted the ball across the face of goal. Forward David Estrada was set up at the far post and redirected the ball into the back of the net to tie the match 1-1.



Republic FC forward Justin Braun had a chance to put Republic FC ahead in the 37th minute after Cameron Iwasa was taken down in the box. Braun stepped up to the spot and sent a shot toward the left side of the goal but Real Monarchs goalkepper Emilio Orozco guessed right and kept the score 1-1 going into the half.


Both sides saw their share of opportunities in the second half. Real Monarchs had a breakaway chance in the 71st minute that was snuffed out by McLain coming off his line to clear the ball. McLain was called into action again in the 77th minute when Real Monarchs forward Emery Welshman sprinted past the defense with the ball as McLain charged at him and made the save.



Republic FC had the majority of the chances in the second half, including a few after Emilio Orozco was sent off with his second yellow card in the 89th minute. Cameron Iwasa had a breakaway chance in the 68th minute that was unsuccessful. Republic FC had two headers in the final 10 minutes of the match, including one from defender Nemanja Vuković that hit the goal post and went out of play.

The best chance for Republic FC came in the 87th minute when second-half substitute Thomas Stewart got a header opportunity, but unfortunately could not put it on goal. Despite the chances for both sides, the match ended in a 1-1 tie.

“A lot of good plays in the first half with a lot of good chances. It’s disappointing to not get the three points,” said Republic FC Head Coach Preski following the match. “The amount of chances we create is incredible. We had enough chances to win this game.”

Republic FC will be back in action on Saturday, June 6, when they take on the Austin Aztex. Kickoff is 8:00 p.m. The match will be broadcast live on CW 31.



Sacramento Republic FC 1:1 Real Monarchs SLC
USL Match
Bonney Field – Sacramento, CA
May 30, 2015 – Attendance: 11,442

Scoring Summary: SLC – Max Rauhofer (penalty) 7; SRFC – David Estrada (Ivan Mirković) 19

Misconduct Summary: SLC – Emilio Orozco (caution) 15, Max Rauhofer (caution) 70, Adolfo Ovalle (caution) 76, Emilio Orozco (ejection) 89; SRFC – Nemanja Vuković (caution) 65, Ivan Mirković (caution) 87

Real Monarchs SLC – Eric Osswald; Riley McGovern, Lennon LeLostino, Tyler Arnorne, Emilio Orozco; Adolfo Ovalle, Alec Sundly (Lucas Baldin 41), Sebastian Saucedo (Maikon Orellana 74), Ricardo Velasco (Darion Copeland 90); Emery Welshman (Garett Losee 90), Max Rauhofer (Etiando Tavares 82)

Subs Not Used: Victor Rodriguez, Darion Copeland, Jose Navarro, Garrett Losee

Stats: Shots: 5, Shots on Goal: 2, Saves: 7, Fouls: 16, Corner Kicks: 3, Offside: 1.

Sacramento Republic FC – Patrick McLain; Emrah Klimenta, Mickey Daly, Nemanja Vuković, Agustin Cazarez (James Kiffe 56); Octavio Guzman (Max Alvarez 59), Ivan Mirković, Zev Taublieb (Thomas Stewart 73), Justin Braun (Derek Foran 82); David Estrada, Cameron Iwasa (Adnan Gabeljic 70).

Subs Not Used: Dominik Jakubek, Gabe Gissie

Stats: Shots: 18, Shots on Goal: 8, Saves: 1, Fouls: 16, Corner Kicks: 5, Offside: 2.

Match recap Courtesy of Sacramento Republic FC Media Relations