A very bad July for Sacramento Republic FC ended with another late game loss. As the team continues to try and find a way to win without Emrah Klimenta, we once again queue up the sad stat music and dive into the numbers.
4 - Consecutive games that Sacramento has given up a goal at the 80th minute or later.
5 - Points lost due to those late goals.
5 - Games that the Republic has played without Emrah Klimenta being available.
2 - Points gained from those five games out of a possible 15.
6 - One goal margin losses this season by the Republic.
0 - Multiple-goal margin losses this season by the Republic.
5 - Other USL teams who have not yet lost by multiple goals this season (Charlotte Independence, Colorado Springs Switchbacks, FC Cincinnati, Rochester Rhinos and San Antonio FC)
50 - Republic's win percentage in games decided by one goal.
0.80 - Republic's points gained per game in the months of April and July
1.91 - Republic's points gained per game in all other months of USL play
7 - Goals scored by Cameron Iwasa, tied for 8th in the USL
7 - Assists by Danny Barrera, the USL leader.
25 - Players who have started at least one game for the Republic this USL season
3 - Players who have played in every game for the Republic this USL season (James Kiffe, Barrera, Iwasa)
3 - Republic players who have recorded at least 10 shots on goal this USL season (Iwasa - 17, Harry Williams - 11, Tommy Thompson - 10)
The hot and cold streaks continue. After a May and June where Sacramento never lost a single game, they had a winless July, despite only being outscored by two goals all month. Is this just a cold streak after a hot two months? Is this something that the fans should be concerned about? Or is ending up on the wrong side of a few close games a minor slump?
Let us know what you think in the comments below!