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Republic FC Forward Keko Earns 4th Selection to USL Championship Team of the Week

October 3, 2023 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Sacramento Republic FC News Release

Sacramento, Calif. - On Tuesday, the USL Championship announced that Republic FC forward Keko has been named to Team of the Week for Week 30. In front of a sold-out crowd at Heart Health Park, the Spaniard scored the opening goal in Republic FC's 2-0 win over Las Vegas Lights FC on Sunday evening.

Following a scoreless first half, Keko found the go-ahead goal in the 57th minute. With Las Vegas defenders caught in transition, he carried the ball through the midfield to lay it off for Sebastian Herrera at the top of the box. As Keko continued his run in toward goal, Herrera's pass reached him in stride for a left-footed shot to break the deadlock. He would end the contest with two shots on target, and a game-best 12 crosses and 24 passes in the final third.

This season, Keko has contributed 11 scoring contributions - four goals and a team-best seven assists - six of which were the opening score in a match, including Sunday's goal. This is his fourth Team of the Week selection this year and sixth since he joined Republic FC ahead of the 2022 season. Including this selection, Republic FC players have combined to earn 25 selections to the league's weekly top squad in 2023.

Republic FC returns to the pitch this Saturday in its final road match of the 2023 season against Rio Grande Valley FC. Fans looking to cheer on the squad alongside other supporters can join the club for a free watch party at Mojo's Local Tap & Kitchen on I St - visit for more information. Kickoff is set for 5:00 p.m. PT, and the match will be broadcast live on and the FOX40 News mobile app, Antenna TV 40.2, and streaming on ESPN+.

Following results from around the league over the weekend, Republic FC has secured a first round home playoff match to be played on Saturday, October 21. Tickets will go on sale to the public tomorrow, October 4, at 10:00 a.m. For more information, visit

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