Sac Republic FC looks to stay atop standings despite several recent injuries

Jul 21, 2023, 2:00 PM

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

Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

The Sacramento Republic FC has been plagued with the injury bug over the last few weeks with the loss of starters Rodrigo Lopez, Sebastian Herrera, Luis Felipe, Jack Gurr and most recently, Dami Viader.

“It’s a next guy up mentality because every single year and every single day, injuries happen throughout the season,” said goalkeeper Danny Vitiello.

Practice was intense and chippy at times on Wednesday at Heart Health Park.

“A little scuffle, a little skirmish, and I said to them it shows me that you care, and it means something to you, but doing it here doesn’t get results but doing it on a Saturday gets results,” said head coach Mark Briggs.

Sacramento has won just one game in their last seven contests but managed to collect eight points during that span to remain on top of the USL Championship Western Conference standings.

“We are in a slump and with a lot of injuries, and we are still doing okay,” said Briggs.

The short-handed Republic FC will now try and tackle Albuquerque’s altitude of 5,300 feet.

Briggs told KCRA 3’s Michelle Dapper to not expect any of the starters back this weekend.

“No. Well, we will see. It’s day by day and looking unlikely for the injured guys and looking like there was another injury (Luther Archimede) in training,” said Briggs.

The Republic FC faces New Mexico United this Saturday at 6 p.m.

This story was first published by KCRA. Thank you for reading Follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.


Sacramento Republic FC

Oscar Verhoeven #33 of San Jose Earthquakes battles Trevor Amann #7 of Sacramento Republic at Heart...

Amiliano Fragoso

Sacramento Republic FC Trevor Amann named to USL Team of the Week

The USL Championship named Sacramento Republic forward Trevor Amann to the Week 15 Team of the Week bench after a two-goal effort.

5 days ago

Sacramento Republic FC...

Amiliano Fragoso

Sacramento Republic FC Phillips, Vitiello named to USL Championship Team of the Week

Another week, another accolade for Sacramento Republic FC. The USL Championship announced Tuesday that Republic FC players Kieran Phillips and Danny Vitiello were named to the competition’s Week 14 Team of the Week. The latter made the first team, while the former made it to the bench for their respective play in last Saturday’s 2-0 […]

13 days ago

Sacramento Republic FC...

Amiliano Fragoso

Sacramento Republic sign midfielder Justin Portillo via transfer

Sacramento Republic FC have acquired M Justin Portillo from FC Tulsa Thursday. The player is available for selection this weekend.

19 days ago

Sacramento Republic FC Danny Vitiello...

Amiliano Fragoso

Sacramento Republic’s Danny Vitiello voted Week 12 Save of the Week

Sacramento Republic GK Danny Vitiello has earned the Week 12 Save of the Week award, making it his third this USL Championship season.

25 days ago

Jack Gurr #2 of Sacramento Republic greets fans at Heart Health Park on May 21, 2024 in Sacramento,...

Amiliano Fragoso

Sacramento Republic FC to make CBS network debut in July

Sacramento Republic FC will make their national TV debut on CBS on July 21 when they visit Oakland Roots SC in Hayward.

26 days ago

Pre game during a game between Sacramento Republic FC and San Jose Earthquakes at Heart Health Park...

Amiliano Fragoso

Sacramento Republic F.C. will host Seattle Sounders in U.S. Open Cup Semifinals on July 9th

The Sacramento Republic have their date and time set for the next round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Sacramento Republic F.C. will host their Open Cup semifinals showdown against the Seattle Sounders on Tuesday, July 9th at 8 p.m. PST. The match will take place at Heart Health Park, with an expected sellout […]

27 days ago

Sac Republic FC looks to stay atop standings despite several recent injuries