SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 27, 2019) — A standout performance from goalkeeper Josh Cohen saw Republic FC continue their undefeated streak against Phoenix Rising FC at home after the two sides drew 0-0 on Saturday night.
Coming into the match, Republic FC were 3-0-3 at Papa Murphy’s Park against the Arizona club, and the home side had the better of the action in the first half but could not convert from several key opportunities.
Sacramento’s Tyler Blackwood thought he had put his side ahead in the 17th minute after pouncing on a rebound from Stefano Bonomo’s shot on goal, but the play was flagged offside.
Cohen made two acrobatic saves in the first half to keep the fourth-best offense in the league at bay and conserve Republic FC's unbeaten run at home so far this season.
His first was a 17th minute save off a point-blank header from Jose Aguinaga that Cohen managed to tip over the bar. The Bay Area native followed that up in the 41st minute with a diving save on a long-range effort from Junior Flemmings.
The draw moves Republic FC to 3-2-2 and 11 points on the season, placing the club in fifth place in the Western Conference. Next up for the Indomitable Club is a road trip to Las Vegas on May 4th.
Scoring Summary: None.
Misconduct Summary: PHX – Collin Fernandez (caution) 10; SAC – Shannon Gomez (caution) 53, Keven Aleman (caution) 81.
Phoenix Rising FC – Zachary Lubin, Mustapha Dumbuya, A.J. Cochran, Doueugui Mala (Austin Ledbetter 66), Amadou Dia, Kevon Lambert, Collin Fernandez (James Musa 85), Junior Flemmings, Jose Aguinaga, Solomon Asante, Jason Johnson (Adam Jahn 10) .
Subs Not Used: Carl Woszczynski, Devin Vega, Joey Calistri, Ben Spencer.
Stats: Shots: 15, Shots on Goal: 3, Saves: 2, Fouls: 15, Corner Kicks: 4, Offside: 1.
Sacramento Republic FC – Josh Cohen, Shannon Gomez, Mitchell Taintor, Dekel Keinan, Jordan McCrary, Jaime Villarreal (Hayden Partain 90+2), Ray Saari, Drew Skundrich (Cameron Iwasa 55), Sam Werner, Tyler Blackwood (Keven Aleman 65), Stefano Bonomo.
Subs Not Used: Rafael Diaz, Matt Mahoney, Elliott Hord, Mario Penagos.
Stats: Shots: 14, Shots on Goal: 2, Saves: 3, Fouls: 20, Corner Kicks: 5, Offside: 1.
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