The 2021 MLS Next Cup is taking place this week in Frisco, Texas, and Sacramento Republic FC’s academy squads are making noise at the tournament.
Sending the U-15, U-17 and U-19 squads, respectively, to the playoffs, one of just three non-MLS teams to accomplish that feat, the U-17s and U-19s have both made it to the quarterfinal rounds in their age brackets and are looking to go even deeper in the competition.
The U-17s beat Bethesda SC in a penalty shootout to advance to the quarterfinals, with Republic FC GK Adan Corona making a vital save to clinch the win.
Need some #MondayMotivation? Watch our Academy U-17s take the W in a PK shootout that clinched their ticket to the #MLSNEXTCup semifinals.— Republic FC (@SacRepublicFC) June 28, 2021
Our U-17s face the Colorado Rapids U-17s at 8AM tomorrow. Good luck, boys! pic.twitter.com/wJmWGJXUf0
The U-17s will next play the Colorado Rapids U-17s on Tuesday at 8 am as they look to continue their run in the tourney.
The U-19s, meanwhile, beat Barça Academy 2-0 to reach the quarterfinals. An Armando Jimenez free kick propelled Sac Republic to the victory.
Our U-19s also advanced to the semifinals of their age group and will face Cedar Stars Academy-Bergen tomorrow at 11:05AM.— Republic FC (@SacRepublicFC) June 29, 2021
The match will be streamed live. Tune in!
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The U-19s will face CSA-Bergen on Tuesday at 9:05 am PT, and you can watch the livestream of that on MLSsoccer.com. Best of luck to the boys on Tuesday and beyond!
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