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Republic notebook: Buckle’s first competitive game Saturday

Nearly three weeks after becoming just the second head coach in Sacramento Republic FC history, Paul Buckle will finally get to lead his players in a competitive game when they take on second-place Seattle Sounders FC 2 on Saturday night (8 p.m.) at Bonney Field. Though Buckle managed the team in a pair of friendlies […]

Republic FC notebook: Donovan visits Sacramento

In an otherwise slow week, with Sacramento Republic FC off until next month, perhaps the greatest American soccer player made waves on social media by visiting the Capital City for an apparent meeting with mayor Kevin Johnson and Republic ownership. On Thursday morning, the former NBA All-Star tweeted a picture of USA legend Landon Donovan meeting with […]

Republic notebook: Buckle shows confidence in Mirković

As is commonplace in professional sports, when new coaches come in, they make changes to the teams they inherit. On Tuesday, Sacramento Republic FC fans got their first chance to see new manager Paul Buckle’s vision for the club in his first match in charge — a 1-0 upset of English Premier League team Sunderland at Bonney […]

Republic upset Sunderland in Buckle’s first match as manager

SACRAMENTO — To call the first game in new Sacramento Republic FC manager Paul Buckle’s career a success would be an understatement. Just three days after sending former manager Preki off with a four-goal home loss, the Republic rebounded with a 1-0 win over English Premier League squad Sunderland AFC on Tuesday night at Bonney Field. […]

Buckle introduced as new Republic manager

SACRAMENTO — Amid the sweltering heat at Bonney Field, the Sacramento Republic FC held a press conference Monday to introduce Paul Buckle, the second head coach in team history. The Republic hired Buckle last week after Preki shockingly resigned from his post, despite having a seven-year guaranteed contract offer on the table, in order to join a […]

Republic notebook: Preki resigns, former Aggie on trial

Arguably one of the most successful coaches in Sacramento sports history is leaving for what some might call greener pastures. Sacramento Republic FC head coach Preki resigned Wednesday in order to accept a yet-to-be known position in the United Kingdom. Saturday’s home contest against LA Galaxy II will be Preki’s last match in charge of the defending […]

Republic notebook: Barrera fitting in, Lopez on the brink of assist record

After playing the full 90 minutes in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against Real Monarchs SLC, it’s starting to look like Sacramento Republic FC midfielder Danny Barrera — a midseason signing — could end up being the difference-maker in a deep postseason run. Last year, the Republic bolstered their squad with the midseason addition of James Kiffe, who locked […]

Vacaville tops DALL, will play local Nationals for 10-11 title

VACAVILLE — A fast start turned into a defensive duel for the Davis American 10-11 All-Stars on Tuesday at Centennial Park and the end result was a close 5-2 loss to Vacaville Central. Playing its third elimination game in as many days, Davis finally was vanquished from the Little League District 64 Tournament. Central now takes […]

July 01, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DNLL one victory away from taking 10-11 title

VACAVILLE — While its opening game featured hot bats and smart plate discipline, the story for the Davis National 10-11 All-Stars on Monday was pitching and defense. Starter Zach Agnew led the way for DNLL in its second Little League District 64 Tournament contest, going 5 2/3 innings while allowing just six hits and three runs and […]

June 30, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DALL wins yet another 10-11 elimination game

VACAVILLE — Facing its second consecutive elimination game, the Davis American 10-11 All-Star team responded to adversity in a big way. Behind a resounding 27 hits, DALL kept its Little League District 64 Tournament hopes alive with a 24-2 victory over Vacaville American on Monday night at Centennial Park. Perhaps more important, though, the four-inning win gave […]

June 30, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Bats come out for Davis National 10-11s in victory

VACAVILLE — The bats started hot and stayed strong throughout for the Davis National 10-11-year-old All-Stars in a 12-5 victory over Dixon in the opening game of the Little League District 64 Tournament at Centennial Park. Behind 13 hits and seven bases on balls, Davis cruised to a win that was never close. “Our bats were great (Saturday). That […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Republic notebook: Sac takes down Tulsa while Klimenta Ironman streak ends

Two well-taken goals from Rodrigo Lopez, his first since coming back from a three game suspension for violent contact, lifted the Sacramento Republic FC past the Tulsa Roughnecks, 3-1, on Thursday at ONEOK Field in Tulsa. With his team up 2-1 in the 76th minute, Lopez stood over a free kick from 25 yards out, and […]

June 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

18-year-old wins it for the Republic

SACRAMENTO – It was a long time coming for Gabe Gissie. Eighteen months and 11 games into his professional soccer career, the 18-year-old substitute went on a slaloming run in the 80th minute, cut to the left of his defender and placed the ball in the lower left corner for his first-ever professional goal. The tally gave the Sacramento […]

June 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Republic notebook: Lopez return will be big for Sacramento

When the Sacramento Republic FC lines up against first-place Western Conference rival Oklahoma City Energy FC, a familiar face will likely be back in the lineup. Rodrigo Lopez, the Republic’s leading goalscorer and a 2014 USL MVP finalist, will finally return to the fold after serving a three-game suspension for the red card he received […]

June 18, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,
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