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Republic back on track thanks to loanee Thompson

SACRAMENTO — Twenty-four hours before scoring the game-winning goal for the Sacramento Republic FC in a crucial USL Western Conference meeting on Saturday, 20-year-old midfielder Tommy Thompson was an unused substitute in the San Jose Earthquakes’ Friday night MLS clash against the LA Galaxy. Arriving on game day, the well-hyped Granite Bay alum provided an immediate […]

Formation change keys DHS soccer romp

For the first 10 minutes of the Davis High boys soccer season, it looked as if the new-look Blue Devils would find games tough in 2015 after a massive exodus of starters to college and academy programs. But then head coach Alex Park changed DHS’ formation, and the hosts cruised to a 7-0 victory over […]

Re-tooled DHS golf team eyes repeat Delta title

* Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a nine-part series previewing the Davis High fall sports. If the Davis High girls golf team is to repeat as Delta League champion, and match its strong Sac-Joaquin Section Divisional and Masters tournament performances, the Blue Devils are going to have to do it with a new batch of top contributors, […]

Republic notebook: Assistant Malenab is Sacramento’s unsung hero

Ten days ago, when Sacramento Republic FC announced new job titles for head coach and now technical director Paul Buckle as well as director of football Graham Smith, the addition of the duty of “video analyst” to assistant coach Chris Malenab’s job description didn’t make the headlines. But in last Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Real Monarchs SLC, […]

New Republic academy to affect local high school soccer

If Sacramento Republic FC has its way, the Jalil Anibabas and Adam Jahns of the world will no longer play high school soccer. Instead, with the launch of their youth academy, the Republic are gathering up all the top talent in the area to train and play together for a 10-month season — therefore excluding […]

New-look Davis High boys soccer team to debut Wednesday

* Editor’s note: This is the first in a nine-part series previewing the Davis High fall sports. If the Davis High boys soccer team is to make it back to the Sac-Joaquin Section final for the second consecutive year, it’s going to have to do it with a completely revamped lineup. Gone to graduation are four-year Blue […]

Another flaccid Republic performance against bunkering Monarchs

SACRAMENTO — For the first three match-ups of the season, Sacramento Republic FC played down to the level of Real Monarchs SLC, statistically the worst side in the 24-team USL. On Saturday, Salt Lake City native and Republic captain Justin Braun nearly changed the club’s fortunes against the Utah-based side in front of a sold-out […]

Republic notebook: Buckle named technical director

Impressed by what they’ve seen in just over a month of work, Sacramento Republic FC officials have granted new manager Paul Buckle the title of technical director, which he will share with his coaching responsibilities. The additional title will ensure that Buckle, who has coached at all age levels, will have a greater impact on the […]

Late lifeline from Mirković gives the Republic a road draw

It was just like the Sacramento Republic FC drew it up. Down a goal in stoppage time to Western Conference leader Colorado Springs Switchbacks, defensive midfielder Ivan Mirković — who had never before scored a professional goal, and who had taken just six shots in his Republic career — sent in a long ball from about […]

Wiley to introduce new defensive system

If there’s one thing that Davis High football fans can be sure of this year, it’s that they’re going to be hearing the word “hybrid” all season. As the first week of Devil training camp wrapped up, DHS head coach John Wiley explained that his team would change from a primarily 3-4 system — three […]

Republic notebook: Rivas enjoying bigger role, Estrada released

When new Sacramento Republic FC head coach Paul Buckle was hired last month, he made it clear he was going to give every player a fair shot to make the starting lineup in a fresh start for the club. No one has taken bigger advantage of this fresh start than speedy winger Joaquin Rivas, who […]

Republic lose ground in tight Western Conference race

SACRAMENTO — Albert Einstein once said that the definition of insanity was “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” And yet that’s exactly what Sacramento Republic FC did Saturday night at Bonney Field, continually crossing the ball into the box and expecting lone forward Tommy Stewart to do something about it, […]

Republic notebook: USL West race tightening up

SACRAMENTO — In the USL’s competitive Western Conference, just six points separate the first-place Seattle Sounders FC 2 from the seventh-place Orange County Blues. To make things even more contentious, only the top six teams make the playoffs. Sacramento Republic FC currently sits in fifth place, three points from either side of the equation, and will take […]

Legacy men take California title

The Davis Legacy men’s soccer team, a group of college-age players competing in one of the various fourth divisions in the United States, captured the California title on Saturday by beating Chula Vista FC, 2-1, at the Davis Legacy Complex. The local squad earned the chance to play for the state championship with a 6-4 victory […]

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