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Sacramento Republic FC Falls To Oklahoma City FC 3-1

Oklahoma City Energy FC use two early goals to defeat Sacramento Republic FC 3-1 at Papa Murphy’s Park.

 Energy FC started the match on the front foot, scoring just 45 seconds into the match. After a long ball down the right side found Jon Brown, the midfielder slid a cross into the box that Miguel Gonzalez ran over leaving Jose Angulo wide open in the middle of the box. The forward simply turned his right foot and redirected the cross past Dominik Jakubek putting Energy FC in the lead 1-0 early. It was the second consecutive match that an opponent scored in the first minute against Republic FC.

 Energy FC would double their lead just eight minutes later. This time it was Angulo returning the favor and finding Brown for the goal.  After a long throw in from Kyle Hyland, Angulo attacked down the middle of the pitch.  The forward got to about 25 yards from goal before sliding the ball to his right where Brown was positioned.  Brown took a touch before firing a right-footed shot on the ground that beat Jakubek and snuck inside the far post for a 2-0 lead for Energy FC before the 10-minute mark of the match.

 Republic FC settled down and looked more dangerous as the half rolled on.  In the 42nd minute they had their best look of the half with James Kiffe attacking down the left side.  The defender cut inside before sending a cross near the back post.  Energy FC defender Sam Fink headed the ball away, but only as far as Emrah Klimenta who was positioned perfectly to take possession.  Klimenta brought the ball down with a quick touch of his right foot before sending a strong strike on goal, but Cochran made a quick dive to his right and was able to deflect the ball away from danger, keeping the score 2-0 going into the half.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento Republic FC Media Relations

Sacramento Republic FC Falls To Oklahoma City Energy FC 0-1

Sacramento Republic FC drop first match of the season 1-0 to Oklahoma City Energy FC after playing with just 10-men after receiving their first red card of the season.  Miguel Gonzalez’ bicycle kick goal proved to be the difference, despite Republic FC dominating possession.

 Republic FC started the match very strong, attacking the Oklahoma City Energy FC defense early and often.  Republic FC saw their first strong chance just 30 seconds into the match after a play down the left side where midfielder Daniel Trickett-Smith received the ball around 30 yards out and unleashed a powerful shot.  Trickett-Smith’s shot looked destined for the near post, but Energy FC goalkeeper Cody Laurendi was there for the sliding save.

Despite Republic FC enjoying over 60 percent of the possession in the first half, it was Energy FC who would break through first in the 30th minute.  Defender Michael Harris made an impressive flip throw from near the centerline that deflected off the head of a Republic FC player toward the middle of the box.  Midfielder Miguel Gonzalez was in the right place at the right time as he redirected the deflection with a beautiful bicycle kick past Republic FC keeper Evan Newton and into the bottom left corner of the goal, giving Energy FC the 1-0 lead going into halftime.

Republic FC continued their pressure on the Energy FC defense in the second half, seeing their first chance on goal in the 57th minute.  Defender James Kiffe threw the ball in to forward Tyler Blackwood on the left side of the box.  Blackwood immediately played the ball back to Kiffe who split the defense before laying it off to forward Wilson Kneeshaw.  The forward chased the ball back toward the middle before playing it back to Trickett-Smith who hit a strong shot from about 25 yards out in the middle of the field, but Laurendi was there again for the save maintaining Energy FC’s 1-0 lead.

In the 82nd minute Republic FC was reduced to just 10-men.  Defender Chris Christian was shown a second yellow card for a hard tackle on Miguel Gonzalez near the middle of the pitch.  The red card was the first for Republic FC in 2017, but their third in Oklahoma City since 2014.

Republic FC battled hard for the final eight minutes despite being down a man, getting one of their best looks at goal three minutes into stoppage time.  Kiffe made a good move down the left side of the field, splitting the two-man defense near the edge of the box, before sending a cross toward the back post.  Substitute forward Trevin Caesar made a good run to be in position, but his header went high.

Republic FC moves to 3-1-0 on the season and are still atop the Western Conference table.  They will continue their road stretch on Saturday, Apr. 15 when they take on Swope Park Rangers KC.  Kickoff is 5 p.m. PT.  Republic FC will return to Papa Murphy’s Park on Saturday Apr. 22 when they take on Portland Timbers 2.  Tickets are available on Ticketmaster.com.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento Republic FC Media Relations

Sacramento Republic FC Announce 2016 USL Schedule

2016 USL regular season schedule includes 30 total matches against Western Conference opponents.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The United Soccer League (USL) released the 2016 regular season schedule including a 30-match line-up against Western Conference opponents for Sacramento Republic FC. The 2014 USL Champions will kick off their USL regular season on the road against Seattle Sounders FC 2 on Mar. 25.

Sacramento Republic FC’s home opener will be held on Saturday, Apr. 2, against Arizona United SC at Bonney Field. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Sacramento Republic FC went undefeated against Arizona last season, winning the first matchup 2-1 and playing to a scoreless draw in the second match.

During the 2016 season, Sacramento Republic FC will face every team in the newly reconfigured USL Western Conference at least once. Sacramento Republic FC will play LA Galaxy II and Orange County Blues FC four times; Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, Seattle Sounders FC 2 and Real Monarchs SLC three times; Arizona United SC, Portland Timbers 2, Rio Grande Valley FC and Saint Louis FC twice and Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, Tulsa Roughnecks FC, Oklahoma City Energy FC, Swope Park Rangers KC and the yet-to-be-named San Antonio team once.

The last home match for Sacramento Republic FC will be against their rivals, LA Galaxy II on Saturday, Sept. 17. Sacramento Republic FC’s 2016 USL regular season will conclude on the road versus the Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The schedule includes a season-long four-match home stretch from May 14 through June 7 for the boys in Old Glory Red and their longest road stretch at five matches, beginning July 10 and running through Aug. 2. Sacramento Republic FC will play an away match versus Real Monarchs on June 11 in Reno, Nev. at the Aces Ballpark.

The television and radio schedule for Sacramento Republic FC will be announced at a later date. Single match tickets go on sale to the general public via Ticketmaster.com on Tuesday, Mar. 1. The schedule may be viewed and downloaded at SacRepublicFC.com/schedule.

Sacramento Republic FC 2016 USL Season Breakdown:

Home Dates by Day of the Week: Wednesday (2), Saturday (13)
Road Dates by Day of the Week: Tuesday (1), Wednesday (1), Friday (1), Saturday (8), Sunday (4)
Home Dates by Month: April (3), May (2), June (3), July (2), August (3), September (2)
Road Dates by Month: March (1), April (2), May (1), June (2), July (4), August (3), September (2)
Opponents Played Twice at Home: Seattle Sounders FC 2, Real Monarchs SLC, LA Galaxy II, Orange County Blues FC
Opponents Played Once at Home: San Antonio, Swope Park Rangers, Arizona United SC, Portland Timbers 2, Rio Grande Valley FC, Saint Louis FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
Opponents Played Twice on Road: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, LA Galaxy II, Orange County Blues FC
Opponents Played Once on Road: Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, Tulsa Roughnecks FC, Oklahoma City Energy FC, Arizona United SC, Portland Timbers 2, Rio Grande Valley FC, Saint Louis FC, Seattle Sounders FC 2, Real Monarchs SLC

Press Release Courtesy of the Sacramento Republic FC Media Relations

Sacramento Republic FC Sign Goalkeeper Evan Newton; Former San Jose Earthquakes Player Returns To California

SACRAMENTO, Calif.Sacramento Republic FC have agreed to a contract with goalkeeper Evan Newton. The goalkeeper returns to California for the first time since playing with the San Jose Earthquakes from 2012-2013.

“Evan is someone we have had our eye on,” said Head Coach and Technical Director Paul Buckle. “He had other options, so we couldn’t be more thrilled that a player of his experience is joining us. We have two really good experienced goalkeepers to work with next season. He will fit in perfectly with Dom and the two will work brilliantly together in the 2016 campaign. We welcome Evan to the club.”

Newton spent the last two seasons in the USL, playing the 2015 season with Oklahoma City Energy FC and the 2014 season with Arizona United SC. Newton has appeared in 55 matches, recording 200 saves and allowing 80 goals. In 2015, Newton’s 1.22 GAA ranked third among goalies with 2,000 or more minutes played.

“Sacramento is a top level club both on and off the field,” said Newton. “I’m really excited and blessed to join Republic FC and look forward to playing in front of some amazing fans and working to bring another championship to the capital city.”

Newton was the all-time leader in saves (254) and shutouts (36) at Old Dominion University and helped lead the Monarchs to three NCAA Championship berths. He began his professional career with the Houston Dynamo before signing with the San Jose Earthquakes, where he spent two seasons.

Earlier today, Republic FC stated that they have declined the option on 2015 goalkeeper Patrick McLain’s contract. Sacramento Republic FC training camp will commence on February 1, 2016. For more information, including Newton’s full bio, visit SacRepublicFC.com.

Press Release Courtesy of the Sacramento Republic FC Media Relations

Sacramento Republic FC Defeat Oklahoma City Energy FC 2-1

Sacramento, California – Sacramento Republic FC won its first match at Bonney Field since May 9th, defeating Oklahoma City Energy FC 2-1 on Saturday night.

Despite creating several chances in the opening minutes of the match, Republic FC conceded on a set piece in the 19th minute. Energy FC captain Michael Thomas headed the free kick past the Republic FC back line to Danni König, who sent it past Republic FC goalkeeper Patrick McLain and into the lower left corner, putting Energy FC up 1-0.

Republic FC continued to control possession and created several scoring opportunities throughout the first half, most notably when Rodrigo Lopez found forward Cameron Iwasa in the center of the box but Iwasa failed to finish his chip attempt as Energy FC goalkeeper Evan Newton’s was there to keep Iwasa’s shot off target.

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Republic FC found an equalizer in the 39th minute, when Octavio Guzman’s cross from the right wing was deflected by Energy FC defender Coady Andrews past Newton near post, and into his own net, tying the score at 1-1 going into halftime.

Newly signed forward Kaleemullah Khan entered for Republic FC in the 66th minute making what is believed to be the first appearance for a Pakistani-born player in a United States professional match. Kaleemullah immediately made an impact, using impressive speed down the middle and creating chances.

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In the 80th minute substitute forward Gabe Gissie broke the tie, scoring his first professional goal. Gissie took the ball down the right wing and slotted his shot into the lower left corner of the goal, putting Republic FC up 2-1 for good.

“WOAH!” said Republic FC forward Gissie when asked about his first professional goal.

Republic FC is back in action on Thursday, June 25th when they travel to Tulsa, Oklha. to face Tulsa Roughnecks FC. Kickoff is 5:30 p.m. PDT. The match will be streamed live at SacRepublicFC.com/matchday.

Game Recap/Photos Courtesy of the Sacramento Republic FC Media Relations

Sacramento Republic FC Fall 2-1 To Oklahoma City Energy FC

May 23, 2015 11:14 PM PT

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – With numerous weather delays caused by lightning, Oklahoma City Energy FC defeated Sacramento Republic FC 2-1 Saturday night at Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla. with goals by Sebastian Dalgaard and Danni König,

Sacramento (6-5-0, 18pts) was forced to play much of the game down to 10 men, as Rodrigo Lopez was sent off in the 11th minute after a play near the box.

Oklahoma City Energy FC (3-2-3, 12 pts) capitalized on its man-advantage in the 20th minute as Sebastian Dalgaard gave Energy FC a 1-0 lead. Dalgaard fielded a cross in front of the goal by Casey Townsend and knocked it past Sacramento keeper Patrick McLain, for his second goal of the season. Danni König added a second OKC goal in the 35th minute, giving Energy FC a 2-0 lead at the half.

Sacramento battled back in the second half despite being down to 10 men, and in the 61st minute Adnan Gabeljic cut the deficit in half. In heavy rain, both sides pushed forward in the final half-hour, but Energy FC held on for its third win of the season in the USL, and moved within a point of the top six positions in the Western Conference standings.

Republic FC returns to Bonney Field when they take on Chula Vista FC in their second Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match on Wednesday, May 27. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. The match is included in season ticket packages. Single match tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.

Sacramento Republic FC 1:2 Oklahoma City Energy FC
USL Match
Taft Stadium – Oklamhoma City
May 23, 2015 – Attendance: n/a

Scoring Summary: OKC – Sebastian Dalgaard (Casey Townsend) 20, Danni König (Casey Townsend) 35; Adnan Gabeljic (Emrah Klimenta) 62

Misconduct Summary: OKC – Sebastian Dalgaard (caution) 60, Peabo Doue (caution) 66, Peabo Doue (caution/ejection) 80; SRFC – Rodrigo Lopez (ejection) 9, Cameron Iwasa (caution) 44, Derek Foran (caution) 45, Nemanja Vuković (caution) 45.

Oklahoma City Energy FC – Evan Newton; Michael Thomas, Jacob Vancompernolle, Coady Andrews, Peabo Odue; Greg Mulamba, Gareth Evans, Chuy Sanchez (Kyle Greig 59); Casey Townsend (Michael Harris 39), Danni Konig, Sebastian Dalgaard (Cyprian Hedrick 90).

Subs Not Used: Ray Clark, Peter Toth, Omar Daley, Bryan Byars.

Stats: Shots: 11, Shots on Goal: 3, Saves: 3, Fouls: 15, Corner Kicks: 2, Offside: 2.

Sacramento Republic FC – Patrick McLain; Emrah Klimenta, Mickey Daly, Nemanja Vuković, James Kiffe (Derek Foran 23, Zev Taublieb 77); Joaquin Rivas (Adnan Gabeljic 54), Ivan Mirković, Gilberto (Cameron Iwasa 34), Rodrigo Lopez; David Estrada, Justin Braun.

Subs Not Used: Dominik Jakubek, Max Alvarez, Gabe Gissie

Stats: Shots: 9, Shots on Goal: 4, Saves: 1, Fouls: 6, Corner Kicks: 9, Offside: 4.