Republic FC will meet English Premier League club Newcastle United on July 18 in a friendly at Bonney Field.
The 8 p.m. match will highlight the third annual Sacramento Soccer Day.
Last year, Republic FC lost 3-1 to another EPL team, West Bromwich Albion, on the annual celebration of soccer that also recognizes regional youth teams and individuals who have contributed to the sport.
Newcastle United was founded in 1892 after the two clubs in Newcastle upon Tyne – East End and West End – joined to compete in the new Football League. Newcastle United has won the Football Association Challenge Cup six times (1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955) and won the First Division title four times (1904-05, 1906-07, 1908-09, 1926-27). The team has played in the EPL for all but two years in its history and has never dropped below English football’s second tier.
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In 38 matches this season, Newcastle United won 10 times and had nine draws. It avoided relegation on the final day of the season.
Newcastle United was 10-19-9 this season, and avoided relegation on the final day of play.
The match is included in season-ticket packages as Special Match D ticket. Individual tickets for the match will go on sale at 10 a.m. on June 9 via Ticketmaster.com.