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USL Preview: Sacramento Republic FC vs. Swope Park Rangers

By Staff, 05/27/16, 9:21AM EDT


Republic FC returns to league action, face Rangers for first time

Photo courtesy Sacramento Republic FC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento Republic FC will return to league action on Saturday night as it hosts the Swope Park Rangers in front of another expected sellout at Bonney Field. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT.


Sacramento Republic FC news and notes

  • Current record: 4-3-1, 13 points
  • Republic FC is coming off a pair of contests with Liverpool FC U21s, which saw most of the team’s squad see action as it took a 2-1 win last Saturday at Bonney Field, and a 2-2 draw at Greater Nevada Field in Reno, Nev.
  • The two contests saw the debut for the side of new signing Daniel Trickett-Smith, previously a player for Liverpool U21s, and the 20-year-old announced his arrival with an outstanding free kick goal in Wednesday’s contest.
  • Sacramento has taken victory in each of its past two games in the USL to move back into the top eight in the Western Conference.
  • Goalkeeper Dominik Jakubek leads the league with a 0.38 goals-against average, and is second in the league with a .800 save percentage.

Swope Park Rangers news and notes

  • Current record: 3-4-1, 10 points
  • The Rangers are looking to bounce back from a 4-1 defeat to Rio Grande Valley FC in their last outing.
  • The game remained close for much of the second half after Daniel Salloi’s goal just before halftime had made it 2-1 to the Toros, but the hosts put the game away in the final minutes with two late goals.
  • Salloi now leads the Rangers with three goals and three assists on the season.
  • Saturday’s game is the Rangers’ first visit to Bonney Field, but forward Kris Trypak has had success there previously as he scored the only goal in the Austin Aztex’s 1-0 win at the venue last season.

2016 Team leaders

  • Goals: Sacramento – Tommy Thompson, 2; Swope Park – Daniel Salloi, 3
  • Assists: Sacramento – James Kiffe, Tommy Stewart, 1; Swope Park – Daniel Salloi, 3

Series notes

  • This is the first meeting between the teams.


  • REF: Joseph Dickerson
  • AR1: Andrew Hanks
  • AR2: Eric Ehrhardt
  • 4TH: Tucker Schwarberg

Game hashtag:

  • #SACvSPR

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