Sacramento Republic FC hosted firefighter appreciation events during Saturday's match against Fresno FC. The event included a soccer match between the Sacramento and Fresno fire departments. The boot was passed to raise funds for fire victims.
July 13 marks five years since Sac Soccer Day, when Sacramento Republic FC—its crest, colors and name—was officially unveiled in a ceremony at Raley Field. A lot has transpired in the five years since that afternoon.
USL club Sacramento Republic FC announced Tuesday, July 3, 2018, that it signed Emrah Klimenta for the rest of the season. The defender was with the LA Galaxy, but he was released June 14 after playing in just two games with the MLS side.
A watch party organized by Fresno FC at Fat Boys Taqueria and Sports Bar in Fresno full of 250 Mexico fans watched Sweden defeat Mexico 3-0 in World Cup action, followed by South Korea defeating Germany 2-0. Mexico advanced to the knockout stage.
After nearly being eliminated by losing to Sweden, Mexico advanced to the next round when Germany lost to South Korea. Mexico will play at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018. Sacramento will again have some big viewing parties.
The World Cup is getting about 44 percent fewer viewers in the U.S. than the tournament got in 2014. The combined absence of the U.S. national team, as well as a few other factors, have led to the sharp decline.
Goals from Elliott Hord and Villyan Bijev weren't enough to help Sacramento Republic FC continue its run in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Los Angeles Football Club won 3-2 Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in a fifth-round matchup.