Republic FC take on LA Galaxy II in their final road game of the regular season on Saturday, October 6. Kickoff at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. and the match will be broadcast live KQCA My58, Estrella TV (Spanish) and ESPN+.
Having already clinched a spot in the 2018 USL Playoffs, Sacramento is within a step of securing home-field advantage for its first postseason match. They can do so with a win against Los Dos on Saturday or if Reno 1868 FC loses its match against Phoenix Rising FC that same night.
Republic FC (17-7-8, 59 points) is riding a six-game unbeaten run and currently sit third in the Western Conference after defeating Swope Park Rangers on Wednesday night. Cameron Iwasa scored his 16th goal of the season in Sacramento’s 3-1 win over his former club. Iwasa, who broke the club’s all-time scoring record earlier this year, has now scored a goal in five of Republic FC’s last six matches.
LA Galaxy II (10-15-7, 37 points) host Republic FC in their final home game of the season. Already eliminated from playoffs contention, the Southern California head into the match after a dominating 6-1 win over Real Monarchs SLC on Saturday and drawing 2-2 with Seattle Sounders FC 2 on Wednesday.
Republic FC holds an all-time record of 9-5-3 against their SoCal rivals since the two began facing off in 2014. Beyond the home playoffs incentive, Sacramento will be out for revenge on Saturday after falling 4-1 at home to Los Dos back in August.
SRFC midfielder Adam Moffat has been ruled out for 10 weeks after suffering a torn MCL on his right knee during the club’s match against Seattle Sounders FC 2 on September 8th. He joins Jaime Villarreal on the injury list, who sustained a right foot injury against LA Galaxy II on August 18th. Villarreal underwent successful surgery on his foot and will miss the rest of the regular season.
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