Sacramento Republic FC

Match Preview: Republic FC v Monterey Bay F.C. - Preseason Friendly

February 29, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Sacramento Republic FC News Release

This Saturday, the Indomitable Club wraps up training camp with its final exhibition contest of the preseason. Local rival Monterey Bay F.C. visits Heart Health Park for the first match open to fans this season. Kickoff is set for 2:00 p.m., and following the match, fans are invited to "Meet the Team" on the pitch for autographs, photos, and more!

At a Glance: #SACvMB

2:00 PM kickoff - Saturday, March 2

Heart Health Park, Sacramento, California

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Following the Final Whistle: Join the club on the pitch for a special Meet the Team event -interact with players face-to-face, hear from the club's coaching staff, and participate in exciting giveaway contests!

Republic FC - The Latest

Republic FC has enjoyed a productive training camp to this point, integrating new players on the squad and building up its match fitness and style of play. In the club's last preseason friendly match vs. Oakland Roots SC, Sacramento was strong in possession and generated dangerous scoring chances throughout the day, resulting in four scores in two games. This week, the squad will be looking to make its final adjustments ahead of the season opener on March 9.

Through each of the seven exhibitions the club has played in February, the club's young academy products have shined. Each of the four homegrown professionals on this season's roster has made an impact - forwards Rafael Jauregui and Da'vian Kimbrough combined for seven goals in the club's seven exhibitions in February, while November signees Blake Willey and Chibi Ukaegbu each recorded assists and showed well in their first pro camp. Their contributions garnered high praise from the club's coaching staff as the club prepared for the season.

Know Your Opponent

Monterey Bay F.C. is looking to close out the preseason on a high note. They enter the 2024 season with a similar group of players to their freshman and sophomore seasons. Former Republic FC striker Luther Archimède moved to the Seaside club in the offseason and will present a challenge to other squads throughout the Western Conference. They have a few more days to make tweaks than Sacramento, as their season opener won't come until March 13, mid-week against El Paso Locomotive FC.

Match Notes

Sacramento and Monterey Bay have faced off to close the preseason in each of the last two years. In 2023, a brace from Russell Cicerone and a penalty score by Sebastian Herrera led the club to a victory to close camp, providing momentum for the season opener the following week. In 2022, Sacramento scored four goals to secure the win against the Seaside club ahead of its debut season in the USL Championship.

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