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Republic FC begins USL season with home match on St. Patrick’s Day

The Tower Bridge Battalion will return to Papa Murphy’s Park on March 17, when the Republic FC begins its 2018 season.
The Tower Bridge Battalion will return to Papa Murphy’s Park on March 17, when the Republic FC begins its 2018 season. Sacramento Bee file photo

Republic FC will launch their 2018 USL season with a home match on St. Patrick’s Day vs. San Antonio FC, the team announced Friday.

The schedule includes 17 home matches at Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo.

During the 2018 season, Republic FC will play every team in the newly aligned USL Western Conference at least twice, once at home and once on the road. The Western Conference includes inaugural clubs Fresno FC and Las Vegas Lights FC. St. Louis FC returns from the Eastern Conference. Republic FC’s 2018 USL regular season will conclude with an Oct.13 home match against Las Vegas Lights FC.

Republic FC will host a match during the California State Fair against OKC Energy FC on July 21. All fans with tickets to this match will also receive complimentary entrance to the fair on the day of the match.

Here’s the full schedule:

March 17 – San Antonio FC at Republic FC

March 24 – Republic FC at Orange County SC

March 31 – Republic FC at Rio Grande Valley FC Toros

April 7 – Seattle Sounders FC 2 at Republic FC

April 14 – Republic FC at Las Vegas Lights

April 18 – Colorado Springs Switchbacks at Republic FC

April 28 – Tulsa Roughnecks FC at Republic FC

May 2 – Republic FC at Portland Timbers 2

May 6 – Republic FC at Seattle Sounders FC 2

May 12 – Reno 1868 FC at Republic FC

May 19 – Republic FC at Phoenix Rising FC

May 29 – Republic FC at Real Monarchs SLC

June 2 – Orange County SC at Republic FC

June 9 – Phoenix Rising FC at Republic FC

June 13 – Republic FC at Fresno FC

June 16 – Republic FC at San Antonio FC

June 23 – St. Louis FC at Republic FC

June 30 – Republic FC at Fresno FC

July 7 – Real Monarchs SLC at Republic FC

July 14 – Republic FC at Colorado Switchbacks FC

July 21 – OKC Energy FC at Republic FC

July 27 – Republic FC at Swope Park Rangers

Aug. 4 – Fresno FC at Republic FC

Aug. 11 – Rio Grande Valley FC Toros at Republic FC

Aug. 15 – Republic FC at St. Louis FC

Aug. 18 – LA Galaxy II at Republic FC

Aug. 25 – Republic FC at Reno 1868 FC

Sept. 8 – Seattle Sounders FC 2 at Republic FC

Sept. 19 – Republic FC at Tulsa Roughnecks FC

Sept. 23 – Republic FC at OKC Energy FC

Sept. 29 – Portland Timbers 2 at Republic FC

Oct. 3 – Swope Park Rangers at Republic FC

Oct. 6 – Republic FC at LA Galaxy II

Oct. 13 – Las Vegas Lights at Republic FC

Anthony Sorci: 916-321-1051.

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