Today, Sacramento Republic FC announced that the club has reached an agreement to add defender Jared Timmer to the club’s 2023 roster, pending league and federation approval. Per club policy, the terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“Jared is a strong all-around defender who will bolster our backline and bring Championship experience to our group,” said Republic FC President and General Manager Todd Dunivant. “We know Jared well from his time in Reno and feel he will be a great fit into our 3-back system.”
The 25-year-old defender spent the 2021 and 2022 seasons with Indy Eleven, where he made 56 starts in 64 appearances, accruing nearly 5,000 minutes. He finished both seasons among the team’s leaders in clearances and interceptions while also maintaining an overall duel success rate of 65% – leading all Indy players over the same two-year period.
Prior to joining Indy, Timmer made his professional debut with Reno 1868 FC after signing with the Nevada club ahead of the 2020 season. During the abbreviated season, he appeared in 15 of the team’s 16 games and finished in the squad’s top five in clearances (33), blocks (12), and interceptions (24) – helping Reno reach the playoffs after posting the best regular season record in the entire league.
Timmer also had a standout collegiate career at Butler University, adding six goals and 13 assists and starting in all but one of his 67 appearances. A three-year captain, he was selected to the All BIG-EAST First Team and All BIG-EAST Tournament Team in 2016 after leading the conference with 9 assists, and led the Bulldogs to reach the NCAA Men’s College Cup tournament in 2016, 2017, and 2019.
Republic FC will continue to build its roster for 2023, the club’s 10th season. The club will host its annual Open Tryouts on January 14-15, giving local players the opportunity to be evaluated by Republic FC’s first-team staff – and at least one player will be invited to join first team training camp in February for a chance to earn a professional contract. Interested players can learn more at SacRepublicFC.com/Tryouts.