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At long last, Sacramento Republic preseason opens

Goodbye, offseason!

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The long nightmare is over — Sacramento Republic’s offseason is officially in the books, as the team began preseason camp Monday morning.

With this, we’ll see more news, info, and yes, games. Buckle up, the first step of the 2020 season is right here.

More news for your Monday:

  • Tributes to Kobe Bryant: The big news in the sports world is the sudden death of former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, and like many athletes and fans, several Sac Republic players paid tribute to the LA Lakers legend as news broke on Sunday.
  • Signings around USL Championship: Foster Langsdorf has moved from T2 to Reno 1868, so look for him attempting that goofy goal celebration, while Zachary Herivaux returns to San Antonio FC, this time on a permanent deal. And all-time leading division scorer Dane Kelly remains in the Eastern Conference for 2020, as he’s joined the Charlotte Independence.
  • New USL Show: This is a few days old, but if you’re jonesing for a bit of an overall wrap on what’s going down, check out the latest USL Show.

Today’s question: Over the coming weeks we’ll look to do some interviews and analysis on Sac Republic as they gear up for the season. Have any requests? Give a mention in the comments and I’ll work to tackle them, so to speak.