Sacramento Republic F.C. defeated the Charlotte Eagles S.C. Monday night on the road by the score of 1-0. A festive crowd of 647 fans showed up at Dickson Field and braved the humid weather to watch some USL Pro action. Rodrigo Lopez had to sit out this game due to an accumulation of yellow cards. Republic F.C. was looking to win their fifth road game of the 2014 season whilst Charlotte was trying to keep their five game undefeated streak going.
The game opened up with the Republic taking possession and pretty much dominated the both sides of the ball for pretty much of the first half. Sacramento drew first blood by scoring in the 10th minute when Tommy Stewart scored from a pass by Max Alvarez who streaked down the field to set up goal. In the middle of the first, Charlotte had a few chances to score an equalizer but failed to capitalize on the opportunities that were available. Eagles goalie Alec Kann managed to keep Sacramento out of the net for the rest of the half as it ended 1-0.
Sacramento started out the second just like the first by dominating on both sides of the field. Jake Gleeson played solid in front of the net and whilst the attackers kept pressured on Charlotte throughout the game. Alec Kann was stones behind the Eagles' net and put up a great stand against the persistent Republic offense. Neither team was able to score in the second half but Sacramento held on for the 1-0 road victory.
The Republic F.C. head home for to host Orlando City S.C. this Thursday night at Bonney Field. For ticket information please visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/sacramento-republic-fc-vs-orlando-city-sacra.... Cal Expo's California State Fair will also take place during the rest of the month and it's a great opportunity to enjoy the fair and a game. To follow the game online go to http://www.sacrepublicfc.com/matchday or if you want to follow the game on Twitter check out https://twitter.com/SacRepublicFC.