Going undefeated and getting seven points in three games is always good to see, but it is especially nice at the start the season. This year's seven point start is the best first three games in Republic history, better than the four points in what would be the team's 2014 championship season and three points in last years campaign.
With that being said, there is always more to look into. With that in mind, this is Sacramento Republic vs Vancouver Whitecaps 2 by the numbers.
0.67 - Shots on goal per game allowed by Sacramento Republic so far in the 2016 season.
1 - USL team that had started the season with three consecutive shutouts prior to the Republic's 2016 start (Rochester 2012)
3 - Number of shots on goal by Thomas Stewart and Cameron Iwasa, tied for the highest on the team.
21 - Age of Dominik Jakubek when 15 year old Whitecaps 2 starter Alphonso Davies was born.
0.33 - Sacramento Republic's all-time goals allowed per game when playing Vancouver Whitecaps 2.
9 - The most USL shutouts that the Republic have recorded in any year. With three shutouts in the bag already, the record can be broken with seven shutouts in the team's final 27 matches.
294 - Consecutive minutes since Sacramento last conceded a goal on the road against Colorado Springs Switchbacks on August 14th, 2015.
248 - Days since the Republic's last regular season loss against Colorado Springs Switchbacks on August 8th, 2015.
7 - Games since Republic has scored a goal in the first half.
With three games in the books we are seeing trends starting to form. The Republic back line looks like it could be one of the top defenses in all of USL, even managing to limit a potent Vancouver offense to just a single shot on goal. What will the future hold? One thing is for sure: more numbers.