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How to Watch Sacramento Republic vs. Timbers 2: Lineups, odds, game thread

Can Republic FC end regular season on a good note?

Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers 2 (Courtesy of Republic FC)

Lineups:

Sacramento go with something approaching a first-choice XI in this one.

Portland roll out with this XI.


Sacramento Republic FC will look to end the USL Championship regular season on a high note as they host Portland Timbers 2 in the regular-season finale Saturday evening.

Sacramento are coming off their second loss of the season, a 1-0 defeat Wednesday in Washington to Tacoma Defiance. That game saw Republic FC head coach Mark Briggs make a lot of changes to his lineup, and I would expect something closer to a “first-choice” starting XI against Portland, to tune up for the playoff game against Phoenix Rising FC in a week’s time.

Since we last saw Portland take on SRFC, they’ve had a real change in fortunes. Winless through their first 10 games, they’ve since gone 3-1-1 in their last five games, and Jorge Gonzalez in particular has been on a tear lately for T2. Add to that, T2 have been a surprisingly tough matchup to Sacramento even as Republic FC have won all of the previous meetings this year, and this may not be anything close to a cakewalk.

Will Sac Republic wake up from the lackluster midweek performance and post a win heading into the postseason? Will Portland spring a surprise to close out their season on a high? This game is going to be fascinating and we’ll see what happens.

Odds:

Our partners at DraftKings Sportsbook as of Friday evening don’t have USL Championship odds listed. So who knows!

How to Watch:

Saturday’s match between Sac Republic and Timbers 2 will be aired on KQCA My58 and Estrella TV Sacramento in the Sacramento viewing area and streamed on ESPN+ in the rest of the United States. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm PT at Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento with kickoff to follow.

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