Sacramento Republic FC’s fifth anniversary celebration continues.
On Saturday, August 4th, the club will host its second of five #5YearsOfGlory matches as Republic FC closes out their season series against archrivals Fresno FC. Each #5YearsOfGlory night celebrates a top five moment in club history, and for Saturday’s match, Republic FC will be revisiting the upset wins against MLS teams in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup—Real Salt Lake in 2017 and Seattle Sounders FC in 2018.
In the spirit of #5YearsOfGlory, here are five other things fans can look forward to at Saturday’s match:
Looking back at all the great players that have represented the club over the past five years got us thinking—what would an all-time starting XI look like?
Rather than be the judge of that, we let the fans cast their votes, the results of which will be revealed on Saturday. As fans enter the stadium concourse, they’ll be greeted by special display of jerseys featuring all eleven players who made the ranking.
If you haven’t voted you for you all-time XI yet, you can still do so until Friday!
The last time Republic FC took the pitch at Papa Murphy’s Park, Cameron Iwasa scored his 26th goal for the club, equaling Rodrigo Lopez’s all-time record for most goals scored in franchise history. If he scores again on Saturday night, Iwasa will become sole owner of the record and further cement himself in club lore.
How much do you know about Republic FC and the club’s history?
Fans can test their SRFC knowledge for a chance to win prizes at a trivia event hosted by Republic FC play-by-play announcer Rob McAllister and former goalkeeper Dominik Jakubek.
#5YearsOfGlory Trivia will take place in the Market at 7 p.m. prior to the match and is open to all fans. However, some will want to get there early—Season Ticket Members who arrive before 7 p.m. for the event will receive complimentary beer.
When fans arrive to Papa Murphy’s Park on Saturday, they’ll be greeted by two fire trucks with ladders raised presenting the American Flag. They will also have the chance to see the Sacramento-Fresno rivalry extend beyond the two professional soccer teams. Prior to the Republic FC match, the Sacramento Fire Department will face off against the Fresno Fire Department in a soccer game of their own.
Of course, this list would not be complete without the main attraction: the match itself.
Republic FC faces off against Fresno FC for the final time in the regular season in what will be the Foxes first-ever match at Papa Murphy’s Park. The two sides have previously met twice during the season, both times in the Central Valley. The Indomitable Club took the first match with a 1-0 scoreline, while Los Zorros responded with a 2-0 win in their second encounter.
Adding to the intrigue will be the presence of former Republic FC players who now ply their trade for Fresno. Danny Barrera, Agustin Cazarez, Mickey Daly and Christian Chaney are all part of the Foxes’ roster and will be making their return to Sacramento for the first time since leaving the club.
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