SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 13, 2019) — Hayden Partain’s first-half strike lifted Sacramento Republic FC to a 1-0 win at home over Portland Timbers 2 in front of a sold-out crowd at Papa Murphy’s Park on Saturday night.
The 24-year-old midfielder scored his second goal of the season on a cross from teammate Juan Barahona in the 41st minute. Barahona, making his first start since signing with the club in May, whipped a ball into the box that Partain chested down before firing a left-footed effort past Jake Leeker that would prove to be the game-winner.
Portland pressed for the equalizer in the second half, forcing Sacramento’s Josh Cohen to make a diving save at his near post in the 56th minute to deny Brayan Hurtado. Defender Matt Mahoney then made a goal-line save three minutes later to ensure that Republic FC left with all three points.
The win moves the Indomitable Club up to 26 points and the eighth spot in the Western Conference standings with 17 games played in the season. Up next for Republic FC is an international friendly on Tuesday, July 16, against the U-20s of Liga MX’s Club America. The team then resumes league play with a visit to Rio Grande Vally Toros FC on Saturday, July 20.
Scoring Summary: SAC - Hayden Partain (Juan Barahona) 41.
Misconduct Summary: POR - Bill Tuiloma (caution) 36, Foster Langsdorf (caution) 47, Jake Leeker (caution) 66, Nathan Smith (caution) 73, Zachary Kobayashi (caution) 83, Giovanni Calixtro (caution) 86; SAC - Mitchell Taintor (caution) 47.
Sacramento Republic FC - Josh Cohen; Jordan McCrary (Cameron Iwasa , Matt Mahoney, Mitchell Taintor, Charalampos Chantzopoulos, Juan Barahona (Shannon Gomez 72); Hayden Partain, Jaime Villarreal; Sam Werner, Villyan Bijev (Ray Saari 84), Tyler Blackwood.
Subs Not Used: Rafa Diaz, Drew Skundrich, Keven Aleman, Stefano Bonomo.
Stats - Shots: 13, Shots on Goal: 4, Saves: 2, Fouls: 9, Corner Kicks: 2, Offsides: 6.
Portland Timbers 2 - Jake Leeker, Bill Tuiloma (Max Ornstil 46), Roy Miller, Nathan Smith, Brayan Hurtado, Todd Wharton, Jose Carlos Anguiano (Giovanni Calixtro 72), Eryk Williamson, Harold Hanson, Ryan Sierakowski (Zachary Kobayashi 60), Foster Langsdorf.
Subs Not Used: Hunter Sulte, Adrian Diz Pe.
Stats - Shots: 8, Shots on Goal: 3, Saves: 3, Fouls: 11, Corner Kicks: 7, Offsides: 0.
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