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Two Quails Called into National Team Camp

January 22, 2021 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Sacramento Republic FC News Release

While Republic FC has yet to hit the pitch in 2021, Shannon Gomez and Rafa Diaz have been called into National team service, preparing for friendlies during the offseason.

Goalkeeper Rafa Diaz turned heads in 2020 when he was a staple in Republic FC's success including four clean sheets in 11 appearances. Diaz was called into camp for the Dominican Republic first team to face Puerto Rico and Serbia in friendlies as the club scouts talent ahead of World Cup qualifying rounds and Tokyo Olympics.

Diaz was selected to the 23-man roster for the first friendly against Puerto Rico in the 1-0 loss on January 19th. The Dominican Republic will now look ahead to facing Serbia on Monday, January 25th at 1 PM PST at Estadio Felix Sanchez Stadium. Follow along on twitter here.

Another Republic FC fan favorite, Shannon Gomez got the call to Trinidad and Tobago national team camp this window. If he is selected in the upcoming match, Gomez would face against the United States National Team in Orlando on January 31st at 4 PM PST. Tune in to the match on Fox Sports 1.

The Republic defender made his national team debut in the starting eleven for Trinidad & Tobago on March 27th, 2015 in a friendly with Panama. Gomez returned from injury midway through the 2021 season and provided a spark defensively for Republic FC.

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