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USL Championship Releases 2021 League Alignment – Republic FC in Pacific Division

March 3, 2021 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Sacramento Republic FC News Release

The USL Championship today announced its league alignment for the 2021 regular season. The league will feature 31 teams across four divisions and two conferences in the upcoming season, with the clubs set to embark on a 32-game regular-season schedule that will be conducted over 27 weeks.

The league office aligned four divisions across the country producing the Atlantic, Central, Mountain, and Pacific Division. The Mountain and Pacific Divisions will make up the Western Conference and the Atlantic and Central Division combined to make up the Eastern Conference.

Republic FC is included in the highly-competitive Pacific Division which features teams on the West Coast from Washington, Oregon, California, and Arizona. Sacramento's division includes defending Western Conference Title-holder Phoenix Rising FC, who knocked out Republic FC in the 2020 USL Playoffs.

Pacific Division

LA Galaxy II

Las Vegas Lights FC

Oakland Roots SC

Phoenix Rising FC

Sacramento Republic FC

San Diego Loyal SC

Tacoma Defiance

During the regular season, each team will play its division opponents four times - twice home, twice away. In the Atlantic, Central, and Pacific Divisions, the four remaining games will be played against regional or cross-conference opponents.

Republic FC will get very familiar with teams in their division, one of them being the closest and newest to the USL Championship, Oakland Roots SC. The Pacific Division will be one of the most competitive and talent-ridden divisions in the league.

As previously announced, the Championship's regular season will begin on or about May 1st, while employing a flexible start date that allows clubs to begin play anywhere between April 24th and May 15th.

Republic FC is hosting open tryouts on March 6 and 7 where fans have a shot to join the boys in Old Glory Red for the upcoming 2021 USL Championship season. Register for open tryouts here.

The Indomitable Club's training camp begins in March and fans can follow for updates on the club at

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