Sacramento Republic FC are heading into their seventh season and are looking to end 2020 holding the USL Championship title. Obviously that’s the goal every season, for most teams.
But what would you consider success for Sac Republic this year? Even if a team doesn’t capture a title doesn’t mean the season was a failure, necessarily. It can mean that, but doesn’t necessarily mean that every time.
Sacramento have a six-year streak of making the playoffs, so it seems like that’s the very bare minimum expectation this year. Beyond that, is there a range between reaching the postseason and lifting the title come season’s end, or is one of those poles the very definition of success?
So let’s hear from you. There’s a poll here you should vote on (if you don’t see it in the story, try opening the story in a browser and not Apple News or Google AMP), and if you’re inclined to leave a comment to explain your choice, have at it. Let’s chat in the comments below!
What would you consider to be the minimum level of success for Sacramento Republic in 2020?
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Win the league title, nothing else is enough
Reach the USL Championship final
Make a "run" in the playoffs (win at least a game)
Reach the playoffs
Improve as a team — the specific accomplishments don’t matter
Do the absolute best to get ready for MLS in a couple years