Full time: LA 1, Sacramento 0. Tough night for Republic FC. Here’s the full recap, thanks for following along.
72nd minute: LA goal. Augustine Williams scores off a free kick and a ball getting caught up in Tomas Hilliard-Arce’s foot. The game is well and truly on for Sacramento now that they’re down fairly late here.
Sacramento go with the XI they used in the last game, meaning Cam Iwasa is on the bench again to start this one.
Los Dos also roll out a familiar group for this one.
It’s gameday, as Sacramento Republic head out on the road for the first time this 2020 season to take on old rival LA Galaxy II Saturday night in Carson.
Sac Republic are coming off a good win over another rival, Reno 1868, with a dramatic late penalty by Cameron Iwasa deciding the game. It hasn’t been a perfect start, but Mark Briggs’ squad remains unbeaten through three games this season, and they’ll look to solidify their place atop the Group A standings as teams really start to get into a rhythm since the season restart.
Los Dos are also coming off a win, on the road against San Diego Loyal on Sunday. With two impressive road wins and a blowout loss to Phoenix Rising, you could say Los Dos’ trademark inconsistency remains. But having watched all of their games, Junior Gonzalez’s roster is extremely young but they have played well together overall. Even in their loss, LA got some run in the second half where they were stringing together passes and pushing their opponent back.
All in all, we’re still early in the season but this is likely to be a tricky game for Republic FC. It’s their first road game, which I don’t think will make a big difference, but I think Los Dos can sneak up on opponents if they’re clicking. Or maybe Sac Republic can run riot, we’ll see. Should be a good one.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Friday evening, Sacramento are (+110) while LA are (+230). The odds of a draw are (+200), so the bookmakers think this game is pretty even and give Sacramento a slight edge over the competition.
How to Watch:
Saturday’s match between Sac Republic and Los Dos 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 pm PT at Dignity Health Sports Park with kickoff to follow.
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