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Sacramento Republic FC on a Roll After MLS Win; River Cats Return for 4-Game Series

SacRepublic2017 05 20 - Sacramento Republic FC on a Roll After MLS Win; River Cats Return for 4-Game Series
Sacramento Republic FC's Emrah Klimenta (23) battles Tulsa during the 3-2 win over the Tulsa Roughnecks on May 20 at Papa Murphy's Park.

Sacramento Republic FC returns to United Soccer League action 8 p.m. Saturday night at Papa Murphy Park against Vancouver. This comes after the team’s resounding 4-1 U.S. Open Cup victory over Real Salt Lake last Wednesday, Sacramento’s first ever win in a over a Major League Soccer team in a competitive match. It is also the first time the club will advance to the Fifth Round of the Cup.

Sacramento will stay home on Wednesday, June 21, for another 8 p.m. match against the USL’s Rio Grande Valley. The Republic FC will continue U.S. Open Cup action on June 28 on the road against another MLS team, LA Galaxy.

In other sports news, the Sacramento River Cats will return to Raley Field to face the Albuquerque Isotopes beginning Saturday night in a quick four-game series that ends Tuesday night.

Going into Friday, Sacramento currently is in last place in the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Northern Division with a 25-40 record, 16 games behind division-leading Reno.

To purchase tickets for the Sac Republic game, visit sacrepublicfc.com. To purchase tickets for the River Cats, visit milb.com.

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Steve Martarano

Steve Martarano

A resident of Sacramento since graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, Steve spent the 1980s at The Sacramento Union, working as a sports writer, music reviewer and crime reporter, among other assignments. He's spent the last 25+ years working in government public affairs for both state and federal agencies and currently is with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Bay-Delta office in Sacramento. He has shot just about every local sports team for the Sacramento Press, including local colleges, the Sacramento River Cats and Sacramento Republic FC. He resides in Curtis Park with his wife Sharon.

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