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Sacramento Republic FC Re-Sign Daniel Trickett-Smith and Christian Chaney

By Eddie Ralph, 12/20/16, 4:15PM PST


Trickett-Smith and Chaney will both play their second USL seasons with Republic FC in 2017.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 20, 2016) – Sacramento Republic FC signed new contracts with Daniel Trickett-Smith and Christian Chaney for the 2017 USL season, pending league and federation approval. 

“We are happy to have Daniel and Christian back with us for next season,” said Republic FC Head Coach and Technical Director Paul Buckle.

Trickett-Smith originally signed with Republic FC on May 19, 2016, right before they played his former club, Liverpool FC U21s, in a pair of friendly matches.  Trickett-Smith made 14 appearances for Republic FC, including eight USL appearances.  He scored two goals, including one against his former team, and added an assist. 

“Dan showed us last season that he can do almost anything with the ball at his feet," said Buckle. "He is a very exciting player and we have high hopes that the 2017 season will be a successful one for Dan.”

A Fresno native, Chaney joined Republic FC on Aug. 12, 2016, after playing with the Fresno Fuego in the 2016 USL PDL season.  Chaney was the top rated prospect in the PDL as rated by  He scored 13 goals and added an assist in 12 PDL matches last season with the Fuego.  Chaney was the PDL’s second leading scorer in 2016.  Prior to playing with the Fuego, Chaney was a former All-American at Fresno City College. He appeared in Republic FC’s final match of the season against CD Guadalajara on Oct. 5, coming on as a substitute and playing 35 minutes.

“Christian is a player that joined us at the end of the season,” said Buckle. “He is of good age, a young player that is strong, powerful and can score goals.  He has a lot of work to do on his game and he comes in as a developmental prospect, but I think that he has the tools to break into our first team sooner rather than later.”

Republic FC’s next round of open tryouts takes place Jan. 28-29, 2017, at Cosumnes River College.  Players interested in trying out may register at  For more information on tryouts or to view full player biographies and statistics, visit

Daniel Trickett-Smith
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-9
Weight: 143
Born: 9/8/1995
Birthplace: Newcastle-Under-Lyme, England


Christian Chaney
Position: Forward
Height: 6-2
Weight: 180
Born: 9/8/1994
Birthplace: Fresno, California