San Antonio FC (3-6-3) will travel to face Sacramento Republic FC (4-5-2) at Papa Murphy’s Park on Saturday, June 1 at 10 p.m. CT. The match will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest as SAFC looks for its first road win of the season.
SAFC will look to earn its first-ever away win against Sacramento after compiling a 0-1-2 record when playiing them on the road. The two clubs have historically played tight matches, with neither ever beating the other by a margin larger than one goal. SAFC has lost only one of their five matches against Sacramento, which came in March 2018. SAFC previously faced RGV FC in USL Championship play last Saturday as well as Austin Bold FC in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday.
Sacramento heads into the match after recording two losses and a draw in their last three league matches. The club will also face a quick turnaround after beating local rivals Fresno FC in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup after 120 minutes of play. So far in their five matchups, SAFC has outscored Sacramento 5-4 overall.
SAFC forward Ever Guzman will look to continue building on his form after the striker scored his 21st goal in all competitions last weekend, increasing his all-time leading tally for the club. Midfielder Jack Barmby also continues to be a catalyst for the team. The England native has recorded 29 shots, 25 successful dribbles, and 24 chances created so far this season in addition to his four goals and three assists in all competitions.
On the defensive end, SAFC defenders Eby Ackon, Joshua Yaro, and Kai Greene are the only players on the squad who have featured in every minute for the club this season. Yaro leads the team with 52 clearances, while Greene leads with 18 interceptions and 43 tackles. Goalkeeper Matthew Cardone has also recorded 32 saves so far in 2019, which are tied for the third-most in the league. The San Antonio native has also recorded three clean sheets.
The match marks the third in the span of eight days for SAFC, all of which have been on the road. The Alamo City club will return to Toyota Field on Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. as it hosts Reno 1868 FC during Military Appreciation Night, presented by Toyota.
USL Championship Game 13 – San Antonio FC at Sacramento Republic FC
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Kickoff: 10:00 p.m. CT
Stadium: Papa Murphy’s Park
San Antonio FC: 3-6-3 (16th, 12 pts)
Sacramento Republic FC: 4-5-2, (14th, 14 pts)
All-time Series: The game marks the sixth matchup between the two clubs. SAFC is 2-1-2 all-time against Sacramento and 0-1-2 when playing on the road.
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