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Republic FC Blanks Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, 2-0

April 6, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Sacramento Republic FC News Release

Colorado Springs, Colo. - Republic FC bested Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 2-0 Saturday night, coming away from its trip to the Rockies with all three points. The result keeps the Indomitable Club atop the Western Conference standings on 11 points and unbeaten through five matches to open the 2024 season.

Republic FC got off to a fast start, finding the net in the 5th minute to take an early 1-0 advantage. Trevor Amann punched in the opening score from the penalty mark after Sacramento advanced up the right flank. After receiving the pass from Russell Cicerone, Amann did well to shake off his opponent and create enough space to put his shot on frame.

The club doubled its lead 20 minutes later. Cicerone put his name on the scoresheet for the first time this season, adding a goal to his 5th-minute assist with a right-footed strike from inside the penalty box. The Michigan native finished the match with a game-high three shots and three chances created.

Sacramento put in another strong shift on the defensive end, holding the hosts without a shot on target until the 77th minute of the match. Danny Vitiello finished the night with three saves - including a late all-out diving effort to preserve the club's shutout in stoppage time.

Next week, Republic FC returns home to host FC Tulsa at Heart Health Park. Tickets are available at, and the match will be broadcast live on FOX40,, and the FOX40 News mobile app, and streaming on ESPN+.

Republic FC 2 - 0 Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

USL Championship

Weidner Field, Colorado Springs, Colorado

April 6, 2024

Scoring Summary: SAC - Trevor Amann (Russell Cicerone) 5', Russell Cicerone (Nick Ross) 26', COS - None

Misconduct Summary: SAC - Russell Cicerone (caution) 43', Nick Ross (caution) 54' COS - Juan Tejada (caution) 44', Christian Herrera (caution) 44', James Chambers (caution) 45', Wahab Ackwei (caution 64')

Sacramento Republic FC: Danny Vitiello, Lee Desmond, Conor Donovan, Jared Timmer, Jack Gurr, Aldair Sanchez (Damia Viader 62'), Luis Felipe (Cristian Parano 78'), Nick Ross, Rodrigo Lopez (C) (Jonathan Ricketts 62'), Russell Cicerone (Shane Wiedt 87'), Trevor Amann (Rafael Jauregui 62')

Unused substitutes: Jared Mazzola, Blake Willey

Stats - Shots: 11, Shots on Goal: 5, Saves: 2, Fouls: 9, Corner Kicks: 2, Offsides: 1

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Christian Herrera, Duke Lacroix, Matt Mahoney (C), James Musa (Koa Santos 45'), Yosuke Hanya, Wahab Ackwei, Steven Echevarria (Tyreek Magee 45'), Speedy Williams, Jairo Henriquez (Quenzi Huermann 45'), Maalique Foster (Juan Tejada 39'), Ronaldo Damus (Alex Anderssen 80')

Unused Substitutes: Aidan Rocha, Joe Rice, Dillon Clarke

Stats - Shots: 10, Shots on Goal: 2, Saves: 3, Fouls: 13, Corner Kicks:6, Offsides: 6

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