It is round two of the USL playoffs and it is a wonderful 200PM kickoff on a Saturday afternoon. What a perfect time to sit inside your house and watch a soccer game. The Republics next victims are the Swope Park Rangers and the boys have traveled back East to humiliate them in front of all 43 friends and family of the Rangers squad that will show up to watch them.
During the regular season the two teams meet twice with Sacramento losing one and tying the other. In the first round of the playoffs Sacramento had a thrilling 1-1 win after penalty kicks against the Real Monarchs while Swope Park had a win of their own in penalties after a match spanning two days against Phoenix due to weather.
My prediction for this afternoons match will be a nail-biting 2-1 win for The Quails.
How to Watch:
Local TV: CW31
When: 2:00 PM PST
Where: Children's Mercy Park
Social Hashtag: #SPRvSAC
1’ - and we are off
5’ - Hall with a deep run from the back and earns a free kick right on top of the 18
6' - Klimenta drives the free kick right into the wall
29’ - things are heating up. Ochoa with a good chance after a poor back pass by SPR. Republic with a corner
39’ - YELLOW SPR - Maher
41' - YELLOW SAC - Kiffe
45+1' - Halftime 0-0
46’ - second half is underway
47’ - goal Swope Park via some questionable defending by the Republic back line
55’ - SUB SAC - McGlynn comes on for Espino
66' - SUB SPR - Selbol comes on for Pasher
67' - YELLOW SAC - Ochoa
72’ - so close....
76' - SUB SAC - Blackwood comes on for Kneeshaw
83' - SUB SAC - Suma comes on for Cazarez
84' - SUB SPR - Kuzain comes on for Hernandez
90+4' - Fulltime 1-0 Loss for the Republic
With the blow of the whistle the Sacramento Republic’s season is now over. Another disappointing run in the playoffs ended too soon.