Sacramento, Calif. – On Tuesday, the USL Championship announced that Republic FC goalkeeper Danny Vitiello has been named to Team of the Week Bench for his performance in the club’s 1-1 draw last Friday at San Diego Loyal SC. The goalkeeper helped Sacramento extend its unbeaten streak to four matches in the final game of its three-week road trip.
Vitiello tied his season high of six saves in the draw as Sacramento secured its third straight unbeaten result over San Diego, and second this season. A pair of diving stops neutralized dangerous chances for the hosts; in the 6th minute, a full-extension stop denied a surprise shot at goal, and in the 36th minute, he kept out a free kick from the hosts headed for the near post. He began the passing sequence that resulted in the club’s 29th minute score, distributing right to Conor Donovan as the club pushed up the field in transition.
The selection is Vitiello’s second this season, and the sixth of his career. In Week 6, he was named to the Best XI for a six-save shutout in Republic FC’s 4-0 win over Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. It is his second selection to the league’s weekly top squad as a member of Republic FC. The selection marks the 10th week this season Republic FC has been represented among the league’s top performers.
Republic FC returns home this Saturday to face regional foe Monterey Bay F.C. for the first time this season. Kickoff for the match is set for 8:00 p.m., and the match will be broadcast live on FOX40, Antenna TV 40.2, FOX40.com and the FOX40 News mobile app, and streaming on ESPN+. Alongside the contest, the club will hold its inaugural Brewfest at Heart Health Park, celebrating the region’s robust brewing history and community. For more information, visit SacRepublicFC.com/brewfest.