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Sacramento Republic FC Add More MLS Experience, Sign Defender Julius James

James brings five seasons and over 90 matches of MLS experience to Republic FC roster.

SACRAMENTO, Calif.Sacramento Republic FC have agreed to a contract with Julius James for the 2017 USL season, pending league and federation approval. James played the last four seasons in the NASL, winning the Soccer Bowl in 2014 with the San Antonio Scorpions.

“Julius brings us a great amount of experience,” said Republic FC Head Coach and Technical Director Paul Buckle. “He has a strong voice and an opinion and he is not afraid of casting that opinion on the game and that is what we want. It will take him a little while to settle in, but he will bring vast experience and a lot of know-how to the back four.”

James played in 95 career MLS matches over five seasons. The defender was originally drafted 9th overall in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by Toronto FC. James played with Toronto, Houston Dynamo, D.C. United and Columbus Crew in his MLS career before moving to the NASL in 2013. He played with North Carolina FC (then the Carolina Railhawks), San Antonio Scorpions and in 2016 with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. James helped the Scorpions win the 2014 Soccer Bowl. James made 68 NASL appearances in his four seasons in the league.

The defender has also featured for the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Team. James earned his first cap against Guyana on Sept. 3, 2008 and has since made 15 other appearances with his National Team. James is one of four Republic FC players to have capped with their national teams, joining Trevin Caesar (Trinidad and Tobago), Emrah Klimenta (Montenegro) and Jeremy Hall (Puerto Rico).

Republic FC will return to action on Saturday, Mar. 18 when they travel to San Francisco to take on the San Francisco Deltas in their final road friendly of the preseason. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Kezar Stadium. Republic FC will return to Papa Murphy’s Park on Wednesday, Mar. 22 when they take on the San Jose Earthquakes. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com.

Press Release Courtesy of the Sacramento Republic FC Media Relations

Sacramento Republic FC Receive Defender Jeremy Hall On Loan From Tampa Bay Rowdies

Puerto Rican international brings seven years and over 125 matches of MLS experience to Republic FC.

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  Sacramento Republic FC have completed arrangements by which the club will receive defender Jeremy Hall on loan from the Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL).

“We are pleased to welcome Jeremy to the club. It is obvious that we needed strength in the back after losing Emrah to injury and Jeremy is someone that provides that for us,” said Head Coach and Technical Director Paul Buckle. “He is someone that is very experienced and that we hope will hit the ground running. He will need some time to acclimate to us, but a player with his experience should fit in well and begin contributing quickly.”

Hall played seven seasons in MLS with the New York Red Bulls, Portland Timbers, FC Dallas, Toronto FC and New England Revolution. He made 127 appearances in his seven seasons including 108 starts. Hall scored two goals and recorded six assists in 9,782 career MLS minutes.

Hall has also made three appearances with the Puerto Rica Men’s National Team. Most recently he started and played a full 90 minutes against the United States Men’s National Team on May 22, 2016.

Hall has joined Republic FC prior to their match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 on July 24. The match will be the third in a stretch of five consecutive road matches for Republic FC. Kickoff is 2 pm. The match will be streamed live at SacRepublicFC.com/matchday.

Press Release Courtesy of the Sacramento Republic FC Media Relations