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Sacramento Republic FC signs seven players for 2017

Republic FC will bring back 20-year-old forward Harry Williams and adds former San Jose State standout Enrique Montano, who played the last two seasons with Louisville City FC. The team also picks up contract options on veterans Emrah Klimenta, Dominik Jakubek, Evan Newton, Agustin Cazarez and rookie Carlos Rodriguez.

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Soccer notes: Plenty of elbow room for USL title game

New York Red Bulls II beat the Swope Park Rangers 5-1 for the USL championship before just 5,547 fans at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. Meanwhile Ottawa and Tampa Bay leave North American Soccer League for USL. American River College to open new soccer stadium.

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Soccer notes: Carlton Cole leaves Republic FC, returns to UK

Former English Premier League star Carlton Cole played in four matches for Republic FC. Team director of football Graham Smith said Cole is in much better shape and is looking at opportunities to extend his career in England. Smith said Cole’s return to Sacramento isn’t completely out of the question.

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Soccer notes: Preki returns to USL as coach of St. Louis FC

The former Sacramento Republic FC coach will head Saint Louis FC, a USL Western Conference foe. He failed to land his dream coaching job in the United Kingdom and was unsuccessful in a bid to return to Republic FC. Sacramento will host a season-ending block party Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

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Republic FC coach seeks roster stability for 2017 season

Republic FC coach Paul Buckle has mixed feelings about Friday. That’s when he and director of football Graham Smith will hold exit interviews with the squad’s players. Most of the players will be asked back, but a few will be told to look elsewhere. It’s also when they might learn which players they want back might be looking to leave.

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Republic FC goalkeeper Evan Newton teaches children physics

As part of the Powerhouse Science Museum's "Science in Motion" exhibit, children learn how physics plays a role in soccer, with help from Sacramento goalkeeper Evan Newton.
Sammy Caiola The Sacramento Bee
Republic FC goalkeeper Evan Newton teaches children physics 1:20

Republic FC goalkeeper Evan Newton teaches children physics

Portland State beats UC Davis 51-29 1:48

Portland State beats UC Davis 51-29

Republic FC's Paul Buckle on the outlook for the offseason 2:45

Republic FC's Paul Buckle on the outlook for the offseason

Republic FC plays Chivas to exciting 1-1 draw 3:42

Republic FC plays Chivas to exciting 1-1 draw