Yesterday we reported on a rumor that former Cal Poly midfielder and Columbus Crew draft pick Chase Minter might be headed to Sacramento Republic for this season. While that was just a rumor, albeit one with a fairly strong base since it came from a Columbus Crew beat reporter, there may be even more evidence for speculation after today.
Earlier today, the Republic twitter account posted this cool little tweet with a picture from an event at de Vere's.
Paddy the Pig: newest SRFC player and member of @deverespub @StBaldricks team! Donate at https://t.co/6fThISHgwR! pic.twitter.com/U2vI2GZZDA— Republic FC (@SacRepublicFC) March 10, 2016
Normally such a thing would go unnoticed or be quickly appreciated and then forgotten, but someone caught my eye in that photo.
Let your eyes drift from the center of the photo and settle on the gentleman in the plaid.
Now I don't know about you, but that looks a bit like this guy right here, Chase Minter.
At #21 overall, Chase Minter became @CPMensSoccer's highest MLS SuperDraft selection ever. https://t.co/mqlykFexH4 pic.twitter.com/l9jsseTO7m— Cal Poly (@CalPoly) January 15, 2016
Maybe it is him, maybe it isn't. What we do know for sure, though, is that the Republic signing Cal Poly's all-time leader in assists would be pretty cool if it were to happen.