One of the best things about Sacramento Republic FC being in USL is the fact that all their games are easily watched on YouTube streams provided on the league website.
Conversely, one of the worst things about the Republic being in USL is that sometimes teams just can’t get their streams to work properly, leaving all of us with no way of watching the game and no clue what is going down on the field. Unfortunately for us, that is what happened tonight with Rio Grande Valley FC’s stream of their game against the Republic.
Did Cameron Iwasa score a hat trick in the first three minutes? Did Evan Newton dribble down the length of the field and nutmeg his opposite number to score? Did the defense make a terrible mistake that we would all just want to forget anyway?
Who knows! We didn’t get to see it. But what we did get to see was an entire fanbase deal with their frustration in a hilarious way thanks to Twitter. Here are some of my favorites from the night.
@BlurbsIndomita @omarvelously pic.twitter.com/UafGMF3Nrb— Alex (@HEELtaskfree) July 31, 2016
Waiting for the @RGVFC live stream 30 minutes after kick off. @Sac_Battalion @BlurbsIndomita pic.twitter.com/wl7D5NMbbg— Dan (@danieltyree) July 31, 2016
At this rate, @thedirtydugger will make it to RGV before the stream is up. #WillDuggerMakeIt— Alex (@HEELtaskfree) July 31, 2016
We always joke that you don't need to watch the first half of a @SacRepublicFC because it will be 0-0. This time we proved it #RGVvSAC— Iron Pony Chef (@IronPonyChef) July 31, 2016
And it wasn’t just the fans that were having a field day. Some of the best tweets of them all came directly from the Republic itself.
18’ WHAT A SHOT, but saved by @RGVFC’s keeper.— Republic FC (@SacRepublicFC) July 31, 2016
Take a look at that replay. #RGVvSAC pic.twitter.com/4IEkzzSDG4
31’ Just in. Managed to sneak some footage of tonight’s hydration break. #RGVvSAC pic.twitter.com/8D7S55QanY— Republic FC (@SacRepublicFC) July 31, 2016
Highlights from #RGVvSAC. pic.twitter.com/MLeYAikE9g— Republic FC (@SacRepublicFC) July 31, 2016
The match itself was a fairly boring and forgettable 0-0 draw that we got to see precious little of in any sort of clarity. But while we saw so little of the game that it might as well not have happened, we still have the fun/angry/three fire emoji tweets from tonight to remember. And that’s just as good, if not better, right?
What did you think about the horrible stream tonight? Are there any great tweets or comments that we missed? Let us know in the comments section below!