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Sac Republic FC returns July 13 with match against Tacoma Defiance, schedule announced

The July 13 match at Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento is part of the restart of the 2020 United Soccer League (USL) season.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — They’re baaaaack! The Sacramento Republic Football Club will take on the Tacoma Defiance, nationally televised on ESPN Deportes, at 7 p.m. on July 13.

The July 13 match at Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento is part of the restart of the 2020 United Soccer League (USL) season.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the match will be played without fans in the stadium.

“With community health and safety as the highest priority, and after consultation with county health officials, this match will be played without fans in attendance,” Republic FC wrote in a press release.

Fans are encouraged to participate in a virtual watch party simulcast on the Republic FC website. The watch party will include games and contests, the club said. Fans are asked to RSVP.

“The club continues to work with local health officials and medical experts to explore options and potential opportunities to create a safe environment for hosting limited fans later in the season.”

The Republic FC will play eight home games and seven away games when the season restarts. 

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