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Match Recap: Sacramento Republic FC fall to LA Galaxy 0-2 in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

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Despite loss, Republic reach Round of 16 for first time in Club’s history

Joseph de Ocampo

Sacramento Republic FC and the LA Galaxy faced off in the Round of 16 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at StubHub Center Track Stadium. Once again, Republic Manager Paul Buckle and the Old Glory Red fielded a strong starting XI.

The first half featured exciting play for both teams, but ultimately, neither side was able to execute on any chances, and the whistle was blown.

The LA Galaxy would start the second half fast. In the 47th minute, Ari Lassiter would score on a free kick just outside the box.

Just two minutes later in the 49th minute, Bradford Jamieson would tack on a second goal to give the LA Galaxy a 0-2 advantage.

The Republic would muster up a couple of more chances, but ultimately they were not able to finish the chances they got. The LA Galaxy move on in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup to face San Jose Earthquakes in San Jose.

Despite the loss, the Republic have no reason to hang their heads. By all measures, it was a successful Open Cup run that included a memorable victory against an MLS side in Real Salt Lake. That said, the Quails will need to regroup fast as they host second place San Antonio FC (10-1-4) this Saturday at Papa Murphy’s Park in a USL showdown.

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