Regional digest: Republic FC hosts weekend tryouts

Republic FC, the 2014 USL Pro champion, will host a third two-day tryout at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Cosumnes River College.

Republic FC assistant head coach Rod Underwood, assistant Chris Malenab and goalkeeper coach Gene DuChateau will put 65 prospects through a series of drills and scrimmages.

Registration is closed for this session but those interested in the final tryout Jan. 17-18 can go to to register.

Bill Paterson

Bigger Bonney Field

Cal Expo and Republic FC announced Friday that Bonney Field, home of the defending USL Pro champion, will expand from its 8,000-seat stadium to somewhere between 10,500 and 11,500 for the 2015 season.

With the team announcing it has sold more than 7,200 season tickets for the team’s second season, Republic FC and stadium builder, Ovations Fanfare, decided to expand Bonney Field to give more fans the opportunity to attend games.

Bee Sports staff