Soccer

Republic FC will host Atlas FC again

Sacramento Republic FC will host Mexican Liga MX’s Atlas FC in a friendly on July 8 at 8 p.m. at Bonney Field.

It will be the second meeting between the teams. Last July, Atlas FC defeated Sacramento 2-1 on goals from Sergio Ponce Villegas and Luis Nery Caballero. Midfielder Max Alvarez scored for Republic FC.

During the 2015 Liga MX Clausura regular (spring) season, Atlas and Veracruz finished with 28 points, one behind Tigres UANL and Club America. Atlas lost 4-1 to bitter Guadalajara rival Chivas 4-1 in the quarterfinals May 17.

Though the team has won only one Mexican League title (in 1951), it has a huge following and operates a youth academy that has produced a number of players for Mexico’s men’s national team.

The friendly is included with Republic FC’s season-ticket package. Tickets for the match go on sale June 9 at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.com.

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