Sacramento Republic Makes Statement By Taking Down MLS Team

CBS Sacramento

The Republic, out of the lower division United Soccer League, took down Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake 4-1 to advance in the Lamar Hunt Open Cup.

The Republic will learn of its next opponent in the Round of 16 on Thursday. Organization leaders were looking to impress Major League Soccer during a historic event. The team and city played host to a Major League Soccer team in a meaningful match for the first time in history — all while Major League Soccer is working through 12 applications from cities, including Sacramento, looking to become the next MLS expansion franchise.

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