Orlando City SC spied on Sac Republic FC’s practice, officials confirm – KCRA Sacramento

Orlando City SC spied on Sac Republic FC's practice, officials confirm - KCRA Sacramento

Sources close to the Sacramento Republic FC confirm to KCRA 3 that Orlando City SC spied on the Sacramento soccer team during their practice days before their tournament decider match. Officials said an Orlando City SC employee was at Sac Republic training on Monday and refused to leave during 30-45 minutes after multiple attempts. Orlando City sent a statement to KCRA 3 that reads, “The Club was aware of the Sacramento training session issue and is cooperating with U.S. Soccer.” Wednesday will be the biggest match in the history of Sac Republic, which was a Cinderella run in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. This is the oldest American domestic soccer tournament and where Major League Soccer teams such as Orlando City compete against lower division teams such as Republic, a USL Championship squad. Republic FC advances to the final after defeating three other MLS teams – San Jose Earthquakes, LA Galaxy and Sporting Kansas City – becoming the first non-MLS team to lift the tournament’s trophy since 2008. Lower division team did not win the. US Open Cup since 1999.Watch Below | Republic FC coach Mark Briggs says fan support will be crucial for US Open Cup final. Orlando City is coming off a four-game winning streak without a match in the previous week and is No. 5 in the MLS Eastern Conference. Republic will be playing its second game in five days, having just lost to Louisville City FC over the weekend, and is #4 in the USL Championship Western Conference. The US Open Cup finals will begin on Wednesday at Exploria Stadium at 5 pm PT. . The match will be broadcast on ESPN+, SacTownSports 1140 AM and La Ranchera 104.7 FM and 890 AM.

Sources close to the Sacramento Republic FC confirm to KCRA 3 that Orlando City SC spied on the Sacramento soccer team during their practice days before their tournament-deciding match.

Officials said an Orlando City SC employee was at Sac Republic training Monday and refused to leave for 30-45 minutes after multiple attempts. Orlando City sent a statement to KCRA 3 that reads, “The Club has been informed of the Sacramento training session issue and is cooperating with U.S. Soccer.”

Wednesday will be the biggest match in Sac Republic history, which was a Cinderella run in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.

This is the oldest American domestic soccer tournament and where Major League Soccer teams such as Orlando City compete against lower division teams such as Republic, a USL Championship squad. Republic FC advances to the final after defeating three other MLS teams – San Jose Earthquakes, LA Galaxy and Sporting Kansas City – becoming the first non-MLS team to lift the tournament’s trophy since 2008.

A lower division team has not won the US Open Cup since 1999.

Watch Below | Republic FC coach Mark Briggs says fan support will be crucial for US Open Cup final

Orlando City is coming off a four-game winning streak without a match in the previous week and is No. 5 in the MLS Eastern Conference. Republic will be playing its second game in five days, having just lost to Louisville City FC over the weekend, and is #4 in the USL Championship Western Conference.

The US Open Cup finals will begin on Wednesday at Exploria Stadium at 5pm PT. The match will be broadcast on ESPN+, SacTownSports 1140 AM and La Ranchera 104.7 FM and 890 AM.

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