HERRIMAN, Utah (June 9, 2021)– Republic FC’s fourth game in a dozen days resulted in a 2-0 loss on the road to a Real Monarchs side that had seven members from its MLS Club in the midweek roster.
The match was former SRFC Academy players Rafael Jauregui and Nabi Nibunguchy’s first start for the Indomitable Club in 2021. The nod in the starting eleven was Nabi’s first-ever professional start.
After a three-game homestand in Sacramento, the boys in Old Glory Red hit the road for the first time since the May 22 fixture against Orange County SC. The match was the first of two away games before returning home on June 26.
The Indomitable Club was also missing three players who were called away on international duty, with Kharlton Belmar summoned into Grenada National Team service, Rafa Diaz called-up by the Dominican Republic and Shannon Gomez earning his first World Cup Qualifier call-up with Trinidad and Tobago.
On the night, Real Monarch’s Milan Iloski bagged a brace in the opening half which ultimately proved to be the difference for Mark Briggs’ men.
Despite the result, SRFC’s Mitchell Taintor made a number of positive contributions including leading the squad in touches (78), total aerial duels (4), passes (69), successful passes (60), clearances (3) and interceptions (2).
In net, Republic FC goalkeeper Tomas Gomez made three saves to keep his side within striking distance during the match.
The Indomitable Club continues the current two-game road trip on June 19 when SRFC pays a visit to Oakland Roots SC.
Scoring Summary: SLC – Milan Iloski 22, 41.
Misconduct Summary: SLC – Milan Iloski (caution) 45, Douglas Martinez (caution) 48, Justin Portillo 90; SAC – Tomas Gomez (caution) 48, Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu (caution) 90.
Sacramento Republic FC:Tómás Gomez, Nabi Kibunguchy (Jordan McCrary 63), Mitch Taintor, Hayden Sargis, Duke Lacroix, Rafa Jauregui (Julian Chavez 74), Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu, Jaime Villareal (Mario Penagos 74), Dariusz Formella, Pete Pennanen (Cameron Iwasa 57), Tucker Bone.
Unused substitutes: Chuy Sanchez, Fatai Alashe
Stats – Shots: 12, Shots on Goal: 0, Saves: 3, Fouls: 15, Corner Kicks: 7, Offsides: 1.
Real Monarchs:Andrew Putna, Erik Holt, Oluwatimilehin Sobowale, Astone Morgan, Jaziel Orozco, Sam Brown, Malik Johnson (Bode Davis 45), Maikel Chang (Kyle Adams 88), Justin Portillo, Milan Iloski (Ibrahim Bance 84), Douglas Martinez.
Unused substitutes: Max Mata, Jeffrey Dewsnup, Brayan Gomez, Francisco Martinez
Stats – Shots: 8, Shots on Goal: 5, Saves: 0, Fouls: 10, Corner Kicks: 0, Offsides: 0.
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