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Republic FC announces 2015 schedule

Republic FC team mates congratulate Republic FC midfielder Octavio Guzman Sanchez (19) after he scored a goal late in the first period during the USL Pro Championship game between the Sacramento Republic FC and the Harrisburg City Islanders at Bonney Field in Sacramento on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
Republic FC team mates congratulate Republic FC midfielder Octavio Guzman Sanchez (19) after he scored a goal late in the first period during the USL Pro Championship game between the Sacramento Republic FC and the Harrisburg City Islanders at Bonney Field in Sacramento on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Sacramento Bee

Republic FC kicks off its second USL Pro season against Seattle Sounders FC 2 on March 21 in Tukwila, Wash.

The defending USL Pro champion’s first home match will be March 28 against LA Galaxy II at Bonney Field, which will be expanded to 11,000 seats this season.

Republic FC, which announced the 28-match schedule today, will play 12 of its 14 home matches on Saturday nights.

USL Pro has expected to 24 teams, with teams playing only against opponents from their conference during the regular season. Republic FC, a member of the Western Conference, won’t play east of Oklahoma this season.

2015 REPUBLIC FC SCHEDULE

*-Friendly matches

Saturday, Feb. 7: at Fresno Fuego, 7 p.m.*

Monday, Feb. 9: at Ventura County Fusion, 7 p.m.*

Saturday, Feb. 21: vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 5 p.m.*

Saturday, March 21: at Seattle Sounders FC 2, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 28: vs. LA Galaxy II, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 2: at Portland Timbers FC 2, 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 12: at LA Galaxy II, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 15: vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 18: vs. Portland Timbers FC 2, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 24: vs. Orange County Blues FC, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 29: at Real Monarchs SLC, 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 9: vs. Seattle Sounders FC 2, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 17: at LA Galaxy II, 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 23: at OKC Energy FC, 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 30: vs. Real Monarchs SLC, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 6: vs. Austin Aztex, 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 13: at Arizona United SC, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 20: vs. OKC Energy FC, 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 25: at Tulsa Roughnecks, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 27: at Austin Aztex, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 1: at Real Monarchs SLC, 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 11: vs. LA Galaxy II, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 1: vs Seattle Sounders FC 2, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 8: vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, 8 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 14: at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 22: vs. Real Monarchs SLC, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 29: vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 6: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, 3 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 12: at Portland Timbers FC 2, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 16: at Orange County Blues FC, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 19: vs. Arizona United SC, 7:30 p.m.

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