PHOENIX, Ariz. (August 23, 2019) — Cameron Iwasa reached another club milestone and scored for a second consecutive game, but it wasn’t enough as Sacramento Republic FC fell 2-1 to Phoenix Rising FC at Casino Arizona Field on Friday night.
Iwasa celebrated his club-record 105th appearance in style by opening the score in just the second minute of play. The Sacramento native cleverly read an errant backpass from Joseph Farrell to his goalkeeper and headed home his 12th goal of the season to give his side an early lead.
Phoenix responded shortly after, as Junior Flemmings picked up a loose ball in the box and unleashed a low, driven effort that deflected off Juan Barahona’s foot and beat an outstretched Bobby Shuttleworth to put things level in the 7th minute.
The home side scored the go-ahead goal in the final minute of the first half after Solomon Asante’s shot from inside the box struck Farrell and redirected into the back of the net.
Republic FC continue their road stand next week as they travel to SoCal to take on LA Galaxy II on Saturday, August 27.
Scoring Summary: SAC - Cameron Iwasa 2; PHX - Juan Barahona (OG) 7, Joseph Farrell (Solomon Asante) 44.
Misconduct Summary: SAC - Juan Barahona (caution) 49, Jordan McCrary (caution) 70; PHX - Peter-Lee Vassell (caution) 66, Doueugui Mala (caution) 85, Doueugui Mala (ejection) 90.
Sacramento Republic FC - Bobby Shuttleworth, Jordan McCrary, Dekel Keinan, Mitchell Taintor, Juan Barahona, Jaime Villarreal, Hayden Partain (Drew Skundrich 76), Keven Aleman (Sam Werner 64), Dariusz Formella (Villyan Bijev 56), Thomas Enevoldsen, Cameron Iwasa.
Subs Not Used: Rafael Diaz, Matt Mahoney, Charalampos Chantzopoulos, Stefano Bonomo.
Stats - Shots: 6, Shots on Goal: 3, Saves: 2, Fouls: 16, Corner Kicks: 3, Offsides: 2.
Phoenix Rising FC - Zac Lubin, Amadou Dia, Doueugui Mala, Joseph Farrell, Mustapha Dumbuya, Jon Bakero (James Musa 81), José Aguinaga (Peter-Lee Vassell 61), Kevon Lambert (Joey Calistri 88), Adam Jahn, Junior Flemmings, Solomon Asante.
Subs Not Used: Ben Spencer, Kyle Bjornethun, Carl Woszczynski, A.J. Cochran.
Stats - Shots: 15, Shots on Goal: 3, Saves: 2, Fouls: 14, Corner Kicks: 7, Offsides: 2.
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