MLS

Sacramento Republic FC beats Oakland Roots SC in US Open Cup match

Apr 27, 2023, 11:44 AM

Dariusz Formella #9 of Oakland Roots dribbles past Luis Felipe #96 of Sacramento Republic and Conor...

Dariusz Formella #9 of Oakland Roots dribbles past Luis Felipe #96 of Sacramento Republic and Conor Donovan #24 of Sacramento Republic during a 2023 U.S. Open Cup third round game between Sacramento Republic and Oakland Roots at Heart Health Park on April 26, 2023 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Doug Zimmerman/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

(Photo by Doug Zimmerman/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

Sacramento Republic FC on Wednesday defeated regional rival Oakland Roots SC 1-0 in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup soccer tournament.

The U.S. Open Cup, which is also called the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, is the oldest competition in U.S. soccer, dating back to 1913. It’s similar to cup competitions in Europe where smaller clubs compete with those from the biggest teams. The winning club gets $300,000 and a berth in the 2024 Concacaf Champions League.

Last year, Republic beat three Major League Soccer teams before losing to a fourth, Orlando City SC, in the final.

On Wednesday, midfielder Nick Ross scored the game’s only goal in the 49th minute.

Republic FC is unbeaten so far this year but was given a scare against Crossfire Redmond in the U.S. Open Cup by having to fight back against the lower-league team after being outscored in the first half and again in extra time. Republic FC went on to win 5-4 after 120 minutes of play.

In league play, Republic FC at this point in the season is at the top of its USL Championship standings with five wins and two draws.

In contrast, Oakland Roots is in 7th place in the USL Championship western conference with two wins, one draw and three losses.

Republic FC is now 6-0 when facing other USL Championship teams in the U.S. Open Cup.

They move on to the round of 32 in the US Open Cup where they’ll host the Colorado Rapids, an MLS team. The time and date will be announced at a later time.

This story was first published by KCRA. 

Newsletter

MLS

Pedro Gallese #1 of Orlando City blocks a shot in front of Lee Desmond #4 of Sacramento Republic FC...

Joseph Jarosz

Kevin Nagle expects to make Sac Republic ‘announcements’ in July

Sacramento Republic FC owner Kevin Nagle joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Monday to talk about the club's match on Tuesday.

1 month ago

Sacramento Republic FC players huddle together....

Joseph Jarosz

Sacramento Republic FC announce season, home opener dates

The Sacramento Republic FC announced the dates and opponents for its season and home openers this March. Tickets will be available at a later time.

5 months ago

Sacramento Republic FC...

Amiliano Fragoso

Dan Casey’s Sloppy Errors Sink Sacramento Republic FC in U.S. Open Cup Final

Fighting until the very end, Sacramento Republic's cinderlla story came to a buzzkill ending Wednesday night, losing 3-0 to Orlando City in the U.S. Open Cup Final.

9 months ago

Orlando City SC forward Alexandre Pato (7) during the first half of the Major League Soccer game be...

Joseph Jarosz

5 Things To Know About Sac Republic’s Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Opponent, Orland City SC

The Sacramento Republic FC take on the Orlando City SC in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup championship. Here are 5 facts about the team.

9 months ago

Douglas Martínez #42 of the Sacramento Republic FC celebrate with fans in the supporters' group, t...

Joseph Jarosz

Sacramento Republic FC Watch Party Moved Inside Due To Heatwave

The Sacramento Republic FC watch party has been moved inside because of a heatwave in the region, according to the National Weather Service.

9 months ago

Sacramento Republic FC celebrates after U.S. Open Cup Semifinal game between Sporting Kansas City a...

Joseph Jarosz

Sacramento Republic FC Announce Watch Party Downtown For Championship Game

The Sacramento Republic FC is planning to have a party downtown. On Sept. 7, the Republic FC take on the MLS Orlando City SC in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup championship. The city is going to take over Cesar Chavez Plaza with a “massive video wall” to host a watch party so fans can […]

10 months ago

Sacramento Republic FC beats Oakland Roots SC in US Open Cup match