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PREVIEW: Republic FC head out for their first road trip of the season

By Omar Gonzalez, 03/13/19, 12:15PM PDT

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The Indomitable Club visit Colorado Springs Switchback FC on Saturday. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. PT.

At a Glance

Republic FC travel to Colorado this weekend for their first road match of the season against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. PT and the match will be broadcast live on KQCA My58, in Spanish on Estrella TV Sacramento and digitally on ESPN+.

Republic FC will host an official watch party at New Glory Eatery & Taproom starting at 4 p.m. More details below and online via SacRepublicFC.com/matchday-guide.

What’s the latest on the team?

Sacramento head into their second game of the season after drawing 1-1 to Real Monarchs SLC at home last weekend. The Utah side went ahead in the 35th minute thanks to a well-taken penalty kick from Jack Blake, a lead they would hold for most of the game. Sacramento fought back, and with less than ten minutes remaining, Republic FC newcomers Sam Werner and Charalampos “Haris” Chantozopoulos combined to score the equalizing goal and rescue a point for the Indomitable Club.

How about the other guys?

Switchbacks FC are returning home to host Republic FC after a trip to SoCal where they rattled four goals past LA Galaxy II in a 4-1 win on the road. Midfielder Shane Malcolm recorded a hat trick in the outing, his three goals ensuring Switchbacks FC are one of only three Western Conference teams starting out the season with three points.

Head to Head

Visits to Colorado Springs have never been straightforward affairs for Republic FC. The club is currently 2-3-2 (W-L-D) all-time against Switchbacks FC and 1-2-1 when playing in Colorado. The home side hold a slight edge in the all-time scoring record, too—nine goals versus Sacramento’s eight. However, it’s a trend that’s beginning to reverse: in their two matchups last season, Republic FC came out on top both times, recording 2-1 (home) and 1-0 (away) wins, respectively.

(Watch) Party Time

Republic FC will host an official watch party at New Glory Craft Brewery starting at 4 p.m., where in addition to taking in all the action, fans will have the first chance to see and purchase the winning can design of the club’s newly co-branded Ubahdank beer.

Location: New Glory Craft Eatery & Taproom | 5540 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay

Time: Watch party begins at 4 p.m. | Kickoff is at 5 p.m.

Specials: Fans wearing Republic FC gear will receive 10% off | Happy hour is 4-8 p.m

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