Republic FC to host downtown championship celebration Friday

Republic FC will host a downtown celebration Friday at 11:30 a.m. to commemorate the first-year franchise winning the USL Pro championship.

The celebration will start on 10th Street between L and N sreets, followed by a noon march/parade on Capitol Mall to the west steps of the Capitol, where Republic FC players, coaches, staff and Mayor Kevin Johnson will address fans.

Additional activities include food trucks on 10th Street between N and L streets, live music by City of Vain and the selling of championship merchandise.

Republic FC, which is bidding to join Major League Soccer, capped a 20-win USL Pro campaign by beating the Harrisburg City Islanders 2-0 in the championship match Saturday night at Bonney Field.

Bill Paterson

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