It feels like we were just saying this, but Sacramento Republic FC have a game today. Tonight’s match again Swope Park Rangers is the Republic’s third in the past seven days, a scheduling quirk more reminiscent of the 2014 USL season than the LARGEST REGULAR SEASON IN LEAGUE HISTORY!!!1!.
But enough of that. Let’s move beyond the scheduling and focus on the match at hand.
Short Rest vs Long Rest. As I mentioned above, this it the Republic’s third game in seven days. In contrast, this is only SPR’s third game of the entire season. They haven’t played a game in 17 days.
Cameron Iwasa Returns. One of the big stories of the Republic’s offseason was the departure of Sacramento native and fan-favorite, Cameron Iwasa. Iwasa left the Republic after a record-setting season to sign with Sporting Kansas City. Iwasa will likely be facing off against the Republic tonight after he was sent to SPR on a one-game loan.
This won't be weird at all https://t.co/pqOhd4Ew3O— IndomitableCtySoccer (@BlurbsIndomita) April 14, 2017
Hat Trick Harry is Terrifying
Seriously. We can’t let this thing win.
Republic vs Swope Park By the Numbers
|Games Played: 4||Games Played: 2|
|Record: 3W, 1L, 0D||Record: 2W, 0L, 0D|
|Standings: 2nd||Standings: 4th|
|Goals Scored: 8||Goals Scored: 4|
|Top goalscorers: Ochoa (3), Kneeshaw (2)||Top goalscorers: Belmar (2)|
|Assisted Goals: 6||Assisted Goals: 4|
|Assists leaders: Ochoa (2)||Assists leaders: Four tied with 1|
|Shots: 50||Shots: 21|
|Shots on Target: 27||Shots on Target: 11|
|Chances created leaders: Barrera (12), Hord (8), Blackwood (7)||Chances created leaders: Duke (5), Selbol (3)|
|Goals Conceded: 3||Goals Conceded: 1|
|Clean Sheets: 1||Clean Sheets: 1|
|Aerial Duel success rate: 59%||Aerial Duel success rate: 39%|
|Pass success rate: 80%||Pass success rate: 83%|
|In opp. half: 70%||In opp. half: 77%|
|Passes/90: 483||Passes/90: 473|
How to Watch
Today’s game will be streamed on YouTube like usual.
The match will also be broadcast live on CW31 as part of the Republic’s expanded broadcast partnership with the station that has been its TV partner for years. Tonight’s game will be the first of seven Republic road games broadcast on CW31.
If watch parties are more your thing, the team has three tonight.
Kickoff is at 5:00 PT. Follow along on Twitter using #SPRvSAC.