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Mark Briggs says Heart Health Park is ‘second to none’ in the USL Championship

Mar 7, 2024, 4:09 PM | Updated: 4:11 pm

Head coach Mark Briggs of the Sacramento Republic FC looks on after losing 0-3 against Orlando City...

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Spring is in the air, and you know what that means: Sacramento Republic FC soccer is right around the corner.

Republic FC coach Mark Briggs joined The Drive Guys Thursday to talk about the forthcoming USL Championship season. They also discussed the highs and lows of the last few seasons, and what the focus is going into Saturday night’s season opener. Plus, could the Quails hoist silverware by the fall?

All that and more on Sactown Sports.

It’s second to none, It’s incredible,” Mark Briggs said Thursday about the home crowd. “It’s one of the reasons I initially wanted to come here was the environment I experienced as a visiting coach. And now I’m fortunate enough to have that support behind me and behind the team. I think it’s an incredible environment. It’s the best environment at our level. I would say it’s a better environment that a lot of MLS teams.”

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Additional topics discussed include:

  • What is it going to take to get past the hurdles of seasons prior?
  • How much continuity is returning for Republic FC?
  • Does a diverse roster full of ages make it easier or more difficult to coach?
  • Mark Briggs and his thoughts on what makes the Sacramento crowd so amazing at Heart Health Park
  • Do Republic fans rival that of MLS fanbases?
  • Is there a bad taste left from last season and the season prior?
  • What is Briggs’ favorite moment of a matchday?
  • How special is Da’vian Kimbrough and what steps has he taken?

Click here to watch and listen to the full interview with Mark Briggs.

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