The Swope Park Rangers return to action on Saturday, May 28 when the side takes on former USL champions Sacramento Republic FC at Bonney Field. Kickoff is set for 9:30 p.m. CT and the game will be available via live stream on SportingKC.com.
The Rangers enter the weekend with a 3-4-1 record following last weekend’s 4-1 defeat to Rio Grande Valley FC. Two goals from Memo Rodriguez put RGV ahead before Daniel Salloi pulled a goal back with his team-leading third goal of the season. After pushing for an equalizer for the majority of the second half, SPR conceded two goals late in the game to drop a 4-1 result with additional strikes from Rob Lovejoy and Emilio Garcia.
Sacramento Republic FC sit three points ahead of SPR in the Western Conference with a 4-3-1 record in 2016. Sac Republic have not been involved in USL action since May 14, when the club earned a 2-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC 2 behind two goals from San Jose Earthquakes loanee Tommy Thompson – who claimed USL Player of the Week honors after his performance. Since that game, Sac Republic have squared off with Liverpool FC Under-21s twice, winning 2-1 last Saturday before playing to a 2-2 tie on Wednesday.
SPR have posted a 1-3-1 record away from home this season, while Sac Republic are 2-2-0 at Bonney Field in 2016. Saturday’s game marks the only meeting between the two sides in the 2016 regular season, and will be the only time the Rangers face a former USL champion this season.
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Kickoff: 9:30 p.m. CT
Location: Bonney Field (Sacramento, Calif.)
Swope Park Rangers: 3-4-1, 10 pts. T-11th in Western Conference.
Sacramento Republic FC: 4-3-1, 13 pts. T-6th in Western Conference.
Live Stream: The game will be broadcast on SportingKC.com and YouTube.com/USLPRO
Talent: Rob McAllister (play-by-play), Kevin Goldthwaite (analyst)
Game-specific hashtag: #SACvSPR
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