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Recap: Sacramento Republic FC 1-1 San Diego Loyal SC

By William Strome, 07/03/21, 6:30PM PDT

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The Indomitable Club steal a point on the road at the death

SAN DIEGO, California (July 3, 2021) – The Indomitable Club grabbed a point against San Diego Loyal SC in dramatic fashion with an aerial strike in the closing moments to secure a 1-1 result. 

Down a goal with just seconds remaining, Kharlton Belmar rifled a dangerous ball into the box that Mitchell Taintor nodded by the San Diego goalkeeper to share the spoils with the hosts. 

The boys in Old Glory Red fell behind to open the match when Miguel Ibarra picked out Corey Hertzog who delivered the game’s opening goal close to the hour mark. 

But a resilient Republic FC side – who outshot Head Coach Landon Donovan’s side 13 to 10 – continued pushing forward. Deep into extra time, Belmar delivered the cross that Taintor slammed into the back of the net. The goal was Taintor’s first since returning to Sacramento this offseason. 

The Indomitable Club created a tough day at home for San Diego. Mark Briggs’ men created more scoring opportunities than Loyal SC, nine to eight. Goalkeeper Tomas Gomez made two saves during the contest to keep his side firmly in the match. 

The draw was Republic FC’s first of four matches over the next twelve days and the boys in Old Glory Red started the busy run with a positive result on the road. 

The Indomitable Club return home this Wednesday to welcome Oakland Roots SC to Heart Health Park with kickoff set for 8 p.m. PT. The matche will be broadcast locally on KQCA My58 and Estrella TV Sacramento, as well as streamed on ESPN+.

Sacramento Republic FC 1-1 San Diego Loyal SC
USL Championship
Torero Stadium, San Diego, California
July 3, 2021

Scoring Summary: SD – Corey Hertzog (Miguel Ibarra) 62, SAC – Mitchell Taintor (Kharlton Belmar) 90. 

Misconduct Summary: SD – Callum Montgomery (caution) 10, Alejandro Guido (caution) 26, Elijah Martin (caution) 90; SAC – Dan Casey (caution) 60, Julian Chavez (caution) 85, Dariusz Formella (caution) 90, Mitchell Taintor (caution) 90. 

Sacramento Republic FC: Tómás Gomez, Jordan McCrary (Mitch Taintor 90), Nabi Kibunguchy, Dan Casey, Duke Lacroix (Kharlton Belmar 87), Luis Felipe, Mario Penagos (Shannon Gomez 80), Dariusz Formella, Pete Pennanen, Cam Iwasa, Tucker Bone (Julian Chavez 80). 

Unused substitutes: Chuy Sanchez, Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu, Hayden Sargis

Stats – Shots: 13, Shots on Goal: 5, Saves: 2, Fouls: 15, Corner Kicks: 8, Offsides: 2.

San Diego Loyal SC: Trey Muse, Elijah Martin, Jack Metcalf, Callum Montgomery, Grant Stoneman, Jack Blake, Charlie Adams, Miguel Ibarra, Collin Martin (Josua Yaro 81), Alejandro Guido (Tumi Moshobane 81), Corey Hertzog (Ben Spencer 87). 

Unused substitutes: Niki Jackson, Sal Zizzo, Austin Guerrero, Morgan Hackworth

Stats – Shots: 10, Shots on Goal: 3, Saves: 4, Fouls: 15, Corner Kicks: 2, Offsides: 1.

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