LIVERMORE, California (August 11, 2021)- Building on a strong close out of July, Republic FC played to a 0-0 draw Wednesday in their third meeting of the season with their Northern California rivals. The Boys in Old Glory Red grow their unbeaten streak to five, and climb one spot up the Pacific Division table with the result.
An excellent performance in the goal from Tomas Gomez kept Republic FC’s unbeaten streak alive. The veteran goalkeeper notched his third clean sheet of the season, two of which have come against Oakland Roots SC.
Oakland would come close to pulling ahead twice in the first half. An attempt from Jesus Enriquez would sail high in the 12th minute, and Yohannes Harish’s 17th minute shot from close range would be deflected out by Gomez.
Gomez again would keep Oakland from breaking the tie in the 64th minute, when a Jeremy Bokila strike from point blank range went off his chest before Gomez would snap it off the line.
Republic FC did well to mitigate pressure from Roots SC throughout the night. The Sacramento back line would surrender just seven shots for the evening, five of which would come from close range. Duke Lacroix would lead Sacramento’s defensive unit with seven tackles, while Hayden Sargis paced with five clearances.
Mark Briggs men have a quick turnaround when they return home to face Las Vegas Lights FC on Saturday, August 14. Tickets can be purchased here, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN+.
Scoring Summary: SAC – None, OAK– None
Misconduct Summary: SAC– FataiAlashe (caution) 88’, Julian Chavez (caution) 90+4’
Sacramento Republic FC: Tomas Gomez, Jordan McCrary, Duke Lacroix, Dan Casey, Hayden Sargis, Fatai Alashe, Kharlton Belmar, Pete Pennanen, Darek Formella (Mario Penagos, 73’) Luis Felipe, Cameron Iwasa (Julian Chavez, 80’)
Unused substitutes: Rafael Diaz, Shannon Gomez, Mitch Taintor, Rafael Jauregui, Jaime Villarreal
Stats – Shots: 4, Shots on Goal: 0, Saves: 3, Fouls: 9, Corner Kicks: 2, Offsides: 0
Oakland Roots SC: Ariel Mbumba (Wal Fall, 63’) Soya Takahashi, Matias Fissore, Jesus Enriquez, Pul Blanchette, EmrahKlimenta, Danny Flores (Lindo Mfeka, 78’), Memo Diaz, Brandon Allen (Jeremy Bolika, 63’) Kai Greene, Yohannes Harish (Quincy Amarikwa, 59’)
Unused substitutes: Taylor Bailey, Saalih Muhammad, Akeem Ward,
Stats – Shots: 7, Shots on Goal: 3, Saves: 0, Fouls: 17, Corner Kicks: 4, Offsides: 1
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