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Sacramento Republic FC Finishes Strong to Capture USL Pro Title

You have to believe, since Sacramento really feels that it’s Major Soccer League worthy, the Sacramento Republic FC has made a heck of a case. […]

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Lopez’s Hat Trick Sends Sacramento Republic FC to USL Pro Championship Game

At halftime, down 2-0 at Sacramento’s Bonney Field to the stingy LA Galaxy II, even some of the Sacramento Republic FC’s most ardent supporters figured the team’s magical first-season run would end with the hotly contested semifinal playoff match. Not so. As the final 25 minutes showed, Sacramento, now 18-7-4, still has a little magic […]

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An Abrupt End to A Successful River Cats’ 2014 Season

One minute, the Sacramento River Cats were embroiled in a fight for their lives, with a playoff berth on the line. And in an instant, the fight was over with no more tomorrows. With the division title in reach, the Sacramento River Cats’ season ended Labor Day Monday on a brutal 100-degree afternoon at Raley […]

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Sacramento Gold Players Still Going Strong in Their 80s

Think a softball team made up of 80-year-old players is something to be celebrated? Then take a good look at the Sacramento Gold. That’s right, 80. Think about that for a moment, and then picture yourself at that age still playing a half-dozen softball games during a single hot summer weekend, as the Sacramento Gold […]

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Colorado Springs Pulls Off First Triple Play in Raley Field History; River Cats Still Win

Despite the best efforts of the River Cats’ Alden Carrithers to break it up, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox pulled off the first triple play in Raley Field history Thursday night. Sacramento had runners on first and second with no outs when Colin Walsh hit a hard grounder to third baseman Drew Garcia, who stepped on […]

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Sacramento Native Andrew Susac Gets His Major League Chance After Giants’ backup catcher is injured Friday night against the Dodgers

When Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez left the big Giants-Dodgers game Friday night in San Francisco with an apparent concussion, my first thought was: “Will this be Andrew Susac’s ticket to San Francisco?” Saturday morning Andrew’s uncle Johnny confirmed via Facebook that Andrew had received the call late Friday and was headed to play in […]

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Sac Republic FC Earns a Draw with Orlando City

In its first game back from a two-game road trip, the Sacramento Republic FC hosted the undefeated Orlando City SC at Bonney Field on Thursday night. Both teams were aggressive and had good chances to score throughout the night, but the match concluded as a 0-0 draw. Midfielder Max Alvarez gave Sacramento (10-6-3) its best chance […]

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Young Girl Fighting Brain Cancer Shines in Sac Republic FC Pre-Game

When the Sacramento Republic FC made its inaugural appearance at the new Bonney Field in late June, they gave fans not only an exciting game, but also a touching pre-game spotlight on a 10-year-old girl who is battling brain cancer. The festivities were a surprise for Riley Simmons, who has passionately played soccer since she […]

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A Busy, Record-Breaking 2014 First Half at Raley Field Ends with News of Blockbuster Trade

July 4 is the traditional halfway point in a baseball season and for the Sacramento River Cats, it’s a time to reflect on what’s occurred and what’s ahead. This year’s Fourth of July brought a bombshell to River Cats fans, when Dan Straily‘s name surfaced as one of the players the A’s dealt to the […]

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The Sacramento River Cats are Going Wild with the Sacramento Zoo

While a River Cat is not an actual species that doesn’t mean you won’t spot Dinger, the Sacramento River Cats Mascot, at the Zoo. Dinger is always a welcomed guest at the Zoo and attends several events throughout the year. Last Thursday, he danced and greeted guests during the Zoo’s Twilight Thursday concert. Partnering with […]

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Soccer Meets State Fair in Highly Entertaining Bonney Field Opener

With a water slide and ribs joint backdrop providing a fair midway atmosphere, there was a State Fair feel in the air at Friday night’s Sacramento Republic FC Bonney Field opener. Though the current configuration of Bonney Field holds some 12,000 fewer fans than cavernous Hughes Stadium, the new facility was built for soccer, and fans […]

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Hughes Stadium served Sacramento Republic FC very well.

Sacramento Republic FC’s 2nd Era Begins at Bonney Field Opener on Friday Night

In the early life of Sacramento Republic FC, in just the team’s first season of existence in the United Soccer League, one can already point to three major eras in the soccer team’s development. Era No. 1 is now officially over, and that consisted of the very successful four-match run at Hughes Stadium, where three […]

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Suns Set the Stage

On Saturday, June 7 athletes from LA, San Francisco and Sacramento will descend upon Bryte Park in West Sacramento to participate in an Aussie Rules Football tournament. Teams include the Los Angeles Dragons, Golden Gate Roos, San Francisco Iron Maidens and the home teams, the Sacramento Suns men and women. “We are extremely excited to […]

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New Rivalry Born as Sac Republic FC Beats LA

The Sacramento Republic FC has made quite an impact since their debut a few weeks ago. Their home games at Hughes Stadium have attracted over 20,000 for each match, and attendance at the game on May 17 tied a USL PRO attendance record for a regular season game, also set by the Republic, with 20,231 […]

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Giants’ “Rookie” Tyler Colvin Shows Anything is Possible When You’re One Step Away from the Major Leagues

This is how it can go at any given moment in the Minor Leagues. Back in April, before Fresno, the AAA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, began a four-game series against the Sacramento River Cats at Raley Field, I asked a friend of mine who knows the Giants’ minor league system what Fresno players […]

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