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Republic FC Re-sign Midfielder Emil Cuello for 2022 Season

By Republic FC Communications, 12/14/21, 10:00AM PST


19th selection in 2019 MLS SuperDraft returns for second season in Sacramento

Sacramento Republic FC announced today that the club has reached an agreement with Emil Cuello, re-signing the midfielder for the 2022 USL Championship season pending league and federation approval. Per club policy, the terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Cuello joined Republic FC on loan from San Antonio FC in August after signing with the Texas club during the 2020 offseason. His attacking style of play bolstered Sacramento’s front line, generating 19 scoring chances while tallying one goal and two assists in 14 appearances.

“Emil is a dynamic attacking player,” said Republic FC President and General Manager Todd Dunivant. “He showed glimpses of his ability during his loan stint, and we believe he has a lot more to offer.”

Cuello made his club debut against San Diego Loyal SC on August 28, logging three shots in 45 minutes. He became a regular in the starting XI shortly afterward, starting all but two contests after September 1. He netted the game-winning goal against Tacoma Defiance on October 2, his lone tally with Republic FC, and finished the season with two assists while completing 73% of his passing attempts.

Prior to 2021, Cuello featured for LA Galaxy, after being selected 19th overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. He started the 2019 season with USL Championship side LA Galaxy II, before earning a call up to the MLS squad and making four starts across 24 appearances in 2019 and 2020. He signed with San Antonio FC ahead of the 2021 season, where he added two goals and three assists in 16 appearances before being acquired by Sacramento.

Registration for SRFC Open Tryouts is now open! At least one player in attendance will be invited to train with Emil and the team ahead of the 2022 USL Championship season with the chance to earn a professional contract. For more information on registration and requirements, visit