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Weather continues to delay Republic FC debut

Rain prevented Republic FC’s preseason debut with torrential downpours canceling a friendly against the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer Feb. 10 at Bonney Field and forcing Sunday’s friendly against Fresno Fuego FC of the Premier Development League to be moved from Fresno to Stanislaus State and turned into a closed practice.

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It’s a deal: Sacramento’s soccer owners settle dispute, press on with MLS bid

The ownership dispute that threatened to derail Sacramento’s bid for a Major League Soccer team has been settled. Sacramento Republic FC founder Warren Smith and investor Kevin Nagle reached an agreement in principle that will allow Nagle, the wealthy pharmaceutical executive who’s spearheading the MLS effort, to use the Republic FC brand in the bid for the expansion team.

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#NoRepublicNoParty: Sacramento soccer fans rally support on Twitter

Republic FC fans are rallying behind their team in a competition they might view as important as any match. While progress reportedly has been made in resolving a dispute over Sacramento’s bid for a Major League Soccer team, fans have taken to Twitter to show their support for Republic FC, voice anger or lighten the mood.

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Hewlett Packard CEO Whitman joins Sacramento Republic’s bid for Major League Soccer berth

Meg Whitman, the Hewlett Packard CEO who ran unsuccessfully for California governor in 2010, is joining the ownership group of Sacramento Republic FC. Republic FC managing partner Kevin Nagle revealed Whitman’s involvement in the group in a letter sent to his co-investors Tuesday morning. Whitman’s husband, Stanford professor Griff Harsh, is also joining the group, according to a copy of a letter obtained by The Sacramento Bee.

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Papa Murphy's partnering with Republic FC soccer in Sacramento

Sacramento Republic FC has renamed its home stadium Papa Murphy’s Park.
Paul Kitagaki The Sacramento Bee
Papa Murphy's partnering with Republic FC soccer in Sacramento 1:57

Papa Murphy's partnering with Republic FC soccer in Sacramento

Mayor Steinberg intervenes in fight over Sacramento Republic brand 1:20

Mayor Steinberg intervenes in fight over Sacramento Republic brand

Republic owner Kevin Nagle talks about Sacramento MLS bid 1:17

Republic owner Kevin Nagle talks about Sacramento MLS bid

Jesuit soccer coach Paul Rose: No thoughts on retirement 1:23

Jesuit soccer coach Paul Rose: No thoughts on retirement