Republic FC’s Rodrigo Lopez, left, is embraced by Gabe Gissie after scoring <137>Battery in a USL game <137>last August. Both players are back.
Republic FC’s Rodrigo Lopez, left, is embraced by Gabe Gissie after scoring <137>Battery in a USL game <137>last August. Both players are back. Jose Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com
Republic FC’s Rodrigo Lopez, left, is embraced by Gabe Gissie after scoring <137>Battery in a USL game <137>last August. Both players are back. Jose Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com

Defending champ Republic FC expects big tests in larger USL

March 19, 2015 6:15 PM

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