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Republic FC to highlight local clubs with Youth Soccer Parade

By Emile Guzman, 09/15/21, 4:15PM PDT

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Nine groups will be recognized ahead of Saturday’s match with San Antonio

Sacramento Republic FC will host a group of youth players on Saturday for a very special occasion prior to the club’s matchup with San Antonio FC. Nine organizations will join Republic FC for a youth parade before the match, giving youth soccer players the opportunity to walk the stadium concourse before taking to the pitch to have their names, faces, and teams announced before the game. 

Each group will then have the opportunity to stay and watch Saturday’s match, which is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., so make sure to arrive early for the parade.

As a part of the event, SMUD will also be providing 200 tickets to students from schools in underserved communities from around the region. 

This season, the club will welcome players ranging from 8-17 years old from La Familia, the Latino Leadership Council, Cristo Rey High School, Arden Park Soccer, Greenhaven Soccer Club, IR Academy, Folsom Soccer Club, Rosemont Soccer and Rocklin Soccer Club. The event will highlight each of these organizations who have made a considerable impact for the youth in their respective communities. 

Since the club’s inaugural season in 2014, Republic FC has hosted youth parades each year in an effort to highlight youth soccer in the area. Last time the club hosted a parade in 2019, Republic FC hosted close to 500 youth players. 

The Indomitable Club is proud to provide a pathway to the top levels of the game, where passion and dedication to growing the game from the grassroots level in the area has always been at the forefront of the Youth Soccer Parade. 

From the Greater Sacramento Region to front and center at Heart Health Park, youth players from around the area will be able to watch players who came from their same grassroots – players like Mario Penagos, Hayden Sargis and Julian Chavez.