The first half saw both teams get their fair share of chances on goal. Early in the match, Republic FC had a cross saved by Atlas FC keeper Miguel Ángel Frage Licona and a Max Alvarez free kick blocked away.
Atlas saw their first chance on goal in the 23rd minute. Republic FC keeper Dominik Jakubek saved the first shot of the attack, parried the second shot away and then saved a third shot on the ensuing Atlas FC corner kick.
The first goal of the match came in 40th minute when Republic FC striker Chad Bartlomé sent a through ball in the air to a streaking Alvarez who found space behind the defense and got a one-on-one chance with Atlas FC keeper Licona. Alvarez wrapped a left-footed curling shot past the keeper and into the back of the net to give Republic FC a 1-0 lead, which they would carry into halftime.
Atlas FC controlled most of the possession in the second half. Their first goal came in the 80th minute off the foot of Sergio Amaury who finished a far post cross from Edy Germán Brambila Rosales to equalize the score.
Atlas FC would take the lead four minutes later when Luis Nery Caballero received a through ball from substitute defender Facundo Erpen and put a shot past a diving Jakubek.
“Bad taste in my mouth, I wanted to beat these guys,” said Jakubek following the match. “I just step in when my number is called. I just want to win. “
Republic FC will host Orange County Blues FC on Monday, July 7. The match was rescheduled after poor air-quality caused the match to be postponed on July 4. Kickoff is scheduled 8:00 p.m. at Bonney Field. The match will be streamed live at SacRepublicFC.com/matchday. Updates of the match will also be provided via Twitter @SacRepublicFC and by using #SRFCvOCB.
Scoring Summary: SRFC – Max Alvarez (Chad Bartlomé) 40; AFC – Sergio Amaury (Edy Germán Brambili Rosales) 80, AFC – Luis Nery Caballero (Facundo Erpen) 84
Misconduct Summary: AFC- Juan de Dios Hernández Tagle (caution) 78, Edy Germán Brambili Rosales (caution) 82; SRFC – Jack Avesyan (caution) 84
Sacramento Republic FC – Dominik Jakubek; Jack Avesyan, Chad Bond, Harrison Delbridge, Cristian Gonzalez; Max Alvarez (Octavio Guzman 45), Steven Evans, Gilberto, Tommy Thompson (Dakota Collins 45); Thomas Stewart (Gabe Gissie 45), Chad Bartlomé (Jesus Padilla 45).
Atlas FC – Miguel Ángel Frage Licona (Federico Vilar 67); Enrique Pérez, Jezús Roberto Chávez Guzmán, Óscar Francisco Razo Ventura (Edgar Castillo 67), Francisco Giovanni León Rodriguez, Carlos Alberto Treviño Luque, Rodrigo Millar, Edson Ulisies Rivera Vargas, Jahir Barraza (Luis Nery Caballero 67), Edy Germán Brambila Rosales, Enrique Alejandro Esqueda Tirado (Juan de Dios Hernández Tagle 75).