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USL Match Preview – #SACvSA

By USLSoccer.com Staff, 06/30/17, 9:19AM EDT

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Top-three Western showdown set for Papa Murphy’s Park

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento Republic FC welcomes San Antonio FC to Papa Murphy’s Park on Saturday night in a top-three clash in the USL Western Conference that sees the visitors looking to rebound from their first loss of the season. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. PT.

Matchcenter: http://bit.ly/2sMBkRF | Tickets: http://bit.ly/2ok5n1B | Broadcast: CW-31 (SAC), Fox Sports SouthWest (SA)

Sacramento Republic FC news and notes

  • Current record: 7-6-3, 24pts

  • Sacramento recorded its third consecutive league victory last Sunday evening as it took a 3-2 victory against the LA Galaxy II at StubHub Center Track and Field Stadium.

  • Trevin Caesar scored his fourth goal in the past two games, while Jeremy Hall and Tyler Blackwood also found the net in the victory.

  • Republic FC saw its run in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup come to an end on Wednesday night when it fell in the Round of 16 to the LA Galaxy.

  • Sacramento sits 10 points back of San Antonio in the Western Conference standings as the sides meet for the second time this season.

San Antonio FC news and notes

  • Current record: 10-1-4, 34pts

  • San Antonio suffered its first defeat of the season last Saturday night as it fell 1-0 to Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC at Weidner Field.

  • The loss brought SAFC’s 14-game undefeated start to the season to an end. The streak was the fourth-longest to start a season in the USL’s history.

  • San Antonio will be without goalkeeper Diego Restrepo after his red card against the Switchbacks, which could result in a first USL start for goalkeeper Lee Johnston.

  • SAFC sits three point back of Real Monarchs SLC for first place in the Western Conference going into Saturday night’s games.

Series Notes

  • San Antonio took a 1-0 victory earlier this season in the second meeting between the club’s all-time. The first in 2016 was drawn 1-1 at Papa Murphy’s Park.

Squads

  • Sacramento – GK: Dominik Jakubek, Evan Newton; D: Peter McGlynn, Julius James, Carlos Rodriguez, Chris Christian, James Kiffe, Enrique Montano, Emrah Klimenta, Elliott Hord; M: Agustin Cazarez, Daniel Trickett-Smith, Danny Barrera, Gabe Gissie, Lamin Suma, Adam Moffatt, Tyler Blackwood, Roberto Hategan, Jeremy Hall, Harrison Heath; F: Wilson Kneeshaw, Harry Williams, Sammy Ochoa, Trevin Caesar, Christian Chaney

  • San Antonio – GK: Matt Cardone, Lee Johnston; D: Sebastien Ibeagha, Cyprian Hedrick, Ben Newnam, Stephen McCarthy, Greg Cochrane, Ryan Roushandel; M: Miguel Salazar, Pecka, Billy Forbes, Michael Reed, Victor Araujo, Rafael Castillo, Kris Tyrpak, Mark O’Ojong, Devin Vega, Maxi Rodriguez, Zach Herivaux; F: Aly Hassan, Cesar Elizondo, A.J. Ajeakwa, Shawn Chin

Discipline

  • Sacramento – Accumulation warning: Trevin Caesar

  • San Antonio – Suspended: Diego Restrepo; Accumulation warning: Ben Newnam

Officials

  • REF: FARHAD DADKHO

  • AR1: Eric Ehrhardt

  • AR2: Chris Hutchison

  • 4TH: Michael Zapata

Game hashtag:

  • #SACvSA

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