It’s been an exciting month for Republic FC’s youth teams. Two weeks ago, Sacramento’s U15 and U19 squads secured spots in the MLS NEXT Playoffs qualifier. This past weekend, all five teams swept their regional foes across seven matches, keeping all atop the table in their respective divisions.
U13: 2-1 Win @ Breakers FC
U14: 9-2 Win @ Breakers FC, 3-0 Win vs. Cal Odyssey
U15: 2-1 Win @ Breakers FC
U17: 6-0 Win @ Breakers FC
U19: 5-0 Win @ Breakers FC, 3-1 Win vs. SF Glens
The U14’s victories – their third and fourth in a row, inched them two points ahead of San Jose Earthquakes in the Northwest division table. Their nine-goal performance on Saturday was led by a six-score run in the first half that kicked off in just the third minute. Two scores late – which secured a hat trick – secured three more points Sunday at home against central valley foe Cal Odyssey.
Wins for every other squad secured important cushions in the standings, which could be critical to taking the top spot come the end of the season. The U15’s victory gave them a crucial 5 point advantage in the division table, and the U17’s win, a six-score clean sheet effort, kept them ahead of De Anza Force.
Sacramento’s U19’s kept their undefeated 2022 going with two victories, their second and third straight since a scoreless draw on April 9. Saturday’s 5-0 win saw each score come from a different player, and their 3-1 home win over SF Glens was won in the 81st minute, when Sacramento netted the game winner after Glens went down to 10 men.