Maalique Foster's 28th Minute Score Voted Goal of the Week

September 22, 2022 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Sacramento Republic FC News Release

Earlier today, the USL Championship announced that Maalique Foster's 28th minute score against Orange County SC on September 18 has been voted Fan's Choice Goal of the Week for Week 28.

The Jamaican's first of two goals on the afternoon came just before the half-hour mark as Sacramento pushed forward in transition. After winning possession on the right, Jack Gurr sent the ball along to Rodrigo Lopez, who threaded it between defenders and into the middle of the pitch. Foster left multiple visiting defenders in the dust and beat the goalkeeper to the ball before putting it through to put his club up 3-0.

This is Foster's first career nomination and win of the weekly vote, and second consecutive win for the Indomitable Club. Defender Jack Gurr took last week's honor for his left-footed score against Loudon United on September 10. Republic FC won the honor on two other occasions this season, with Damia Viader taking the Week 14 honor and Luis Felipe taking the Week 18 honor.

Foster's September 18 brace also earned him a selection on the USL Championship Team of the Week, along with teammates Damia Viader, Duke Lacroix, and Keko.

Republic FC is back in action this Saturday, when the squad travels to Texas to face San Antonio FC. The match kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast in English and Spanish on Antenna TV 40.2, and the FOX40 News mobile app, as well as streaming on ESPN+. The club will then return home on Wednesday, September 28, when Phoenix Rising comes to town for Noche Latina Powered by SMUD. Kickoff from Heart Health Park is set for 7:00 p.m. and tickets are available at

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