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Season 1

March 21, 2023

S1E128 - The WORST Refereeing in Heart Health Park History?

Last Saturday we may have experienced one of the worst refereeing in our history at home. Luis Felipe got a red card after a double yellow, but luckily SRFC overcame that and managed to tie the game 1-1. We talk …

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March 14, 2023

S1E127 - First Game, First Win of the 2023 Season!

Last Saturday, Sac Republic had their first game of the season at El Paso and they delivered a W with a 1-0 win, with yet another goal from Russell Cicerone! The SOTR team talks about the match, who got points …

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March 7, 2023

S1E126 - A Brace at Home for Cicerone!

Last Saturday, we ended the pre-season with an amazing 4-2 win vs Monterey Bay at home, with one of our new forwards, Russell Cicerone, getting a brace in his first game in front of Sac Republic fans at home! The …

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Feb. 22, 2023

S1E125 - The USL W 2023 Schedule Has Been Announced!

We've been waiting to hear news on the schedule for our favorite USL W teams and we now know it! The team talks about the schedule for Stockton Cargo, Cal Storm, & Academica SC, Sac Republic news that we didn't …

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Feb. 14, 2023

S1E124 - Sac Republic's 2023 Preseason Kicks Off!

Preseason has officially started and we're ready for it! The team talks about the two matches that have happened thusfar, Jared gives us his report on attending the last one vs RSL, we talk about Sac's new signings, and USL …

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Jan. 12, 2023

S1E123 - The SRFC 2023 Schedule Is Out! Start Game Planning!

The day we've waited for finally arrived, the 2023 SRFC schedule! The SOTR team talks about each game this season & Jared presents the first USL Unsolved Mystery of 2023! (And new intro's for Golazos of Gratitude and USL Unsolved …

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Dec. 22, 2022

S1E122 - The SRFC/SOTR Best of 2022 Special!

In the last episode of 2022, we share messages from Coach Briggs, RoRo, Keko, and Danny V for all of our SRFC fan listeners, talk about the USL 2023 season format, an SRFC player that has now been re-signed!, and …

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Dec. 7, 2022

S1E121 - We Got Sac Republic Player, USL, & 2022 World Cup News!

Extra, extra, hear all about it on this episode! We've got news about Sac Republic players, the USL in general, and the 2022 World Cup! Also, Jared opens the much-anticipated prize box from USL HQ!

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Nov. 17, 2022

S1E120 - World Cup Predictions & 2022 Fuego Recap with Villyan Bijev!

The World Cup is literally days away and the SOTR team gives their predictions for the winners of each group & their WC champion. Also "Podcast Magic" Villyan Bijev returns to talk to us about Central Valley Fuego's first season …

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Nov. 1, 2022

S1E119 - The Road Ended in Colorado

After a hard-fought match, our Republic says goodbye to the 2022 season with an extra-time defeat of 2-1 at Colorado. The SOTR team talks about it, the final standings for Podcast Winner Dinner, & what the plans are for the …

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Oct. 25, 2022

S1E118 - We got the TICKET to the WESTERN SEMIFINALS!

Last Saturday we had an awesome first playoff round game beating New Mexico 2-0! The SOTR team talks about the win, our Western Conference semi-final opponent Colorado Springs, & how the podcast winner dinner contest is going (2 pts. separate …

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Oct. 17, 2022

S1E117 - The HISTORIC Regular Season Finale!

Our Sac Republic ended the regular season in the BEST way possible. Beating the 2nd placed team, San Diego Loyal, 4-0 with a sold-out Heart Health Park! The SOTR team talks about this game & what the USL playoffs will …

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Oct. 12, 2022

S1E116 - Everybody Gets a POINT! (Including Sac Republic!)

It was quite an interesting match where everybody (including Sac Republic & the SOTR team) got a point! The SOTR team talks all about the 1-1 tie vs Pittsburgh, and what the standings look like as we're just less than …

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Oct. 3, 2022

S1E115 - Los Dos Goles Against Us...

The SOTR team talks about the last game in USL history for us against Los Dos (also Sharon & Jared are back on the pod at the same time!) and what the standings are looking like for the playoffs (just …

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Sept. 30, 2022

S1E114 - The Quest for 3rd (or 4th) Place!

On today's episode, we talk about last Wednesday's loss at home 1-0 vs Rising, the USL Standings, how the playoff picture is looking like for us, and we have the return of USL Unsolved Mysteries presented by Jared!

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Sept. 25, 2022

S1E113 - Preparation for the 2022 USL Playoffs!

For the first time ever, Sharon & Jared decide to rotate for this episode and taking their place in this episode are Ryan Strange & Rave Bear! We talk about the return of Mario Penagos, the game at San Antonio, …

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Sept. 20, 2022

S1E112 - Portland County SC U-23 Is That You?

Did we play against Orange County SC or Portland Timbers U-23 last Sunday? The SOTR team talks about Sac Republic's amazing win of 4-0 & the ridiculous conclusion of US Soccer's investigation in regards to the Orlando City "spygate" before …

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Sept. 15, 2022

S1E111 - A Welcome Back with a GOAL-FEST!

Last Saturday we were able to welcome our Sac Republic back home with an amazing goal-fest of a match that could've easily been 6 or 7-0! The SOTR team talks about the 4-0 win vs Loudoun United and we share …

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Sept. 13, 2022

S1E110 - The Cup Final Recap!

The SOTR team talks about their experience in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup final at Orlando & the game itself!

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Sept. 5, 2022

S1E109 - Preparation for Thunder & Humidity!

Last Saturday's game at Louisville felt like a preparation for the thunder & humidity that we'll be experiencing in Orlando (even with a thunder delay too...). The SOTR team talks about the game at Louisville & the total of 7 …

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Sept. 2, 2022

S1E108 - The 101 on Orlando (Team, Food, Parking, & More!) w/Special …

On the podcast today we have special guest, Eddie Cruz from the Orlando Lions Den Podcast, to talk to us about all things Orlando (the team, food recommendations, parking places, how Sac Republic can beat Orlando lol, & more!)

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Aug. 31, 2022

S1E107 - Interview with the LEGEND Himself, Rodrigo "RoRo" Lopez!

We are honored to be able to talk to RoRo once again here on SOTR! He talks about his 3rd time now in Sacramento, the Open Cup, what's next for him in 10 years, and more!

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Aug. 29, 2022

S1E106 - THE FIRST WIN vs Oakland!

Last Saturday we beat Oakland Roots 1-0 and recorded our first-ever league win vs them! The SOTR team talks about the game which could've easily been 3-0 or 4-0 had it not been for those post shots!

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Aug. 24, 2022

S1E105 - Interview with Lee Neves, President of USL W's Stockton Carg…

Recently USL W's newest team representing the Central Valley, Stockton Cargo SC, revealed its name & team logo! And on the podcast, today is their president, Lee Neves, who talks to us about how he started the team, what the …

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Aug. 22, 2022

S1E104 - The 3 Points Stayed in Vegas...

Unfortunately, we weren't able to keep any points from our visit to Vegas, but it was a busy 3 games in one week, week! Jared talks to us about being at the game, we talk about what happened during the …

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Aug. 19, 2022

S1E103 - The PAYBACK Game at Home!

Last Wednesday Sac Republic claimed the payback vs Colorado (and returned the 3-0 loss!)! The SOTR team talks all about this game, what the upcoming games before the Cup Final will be like, and a USL Unsolved Mystery!

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Aug. 16, 2022

S1E102 - No Points for Us at The Bay..

You can't win them all is what best describes last Saturday's game. The SOTR team talks about the 1-0 loss for the first time against Monterey Bay & the upcoming games on the road to the September 7th Cup Final!

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Aug. 10, 2022

S1E101 - The UNBEATEN Week!!

Just like Coach Briggs rotated players last Saturday, we rotate Sharon & Jared on this episode (listen to find out what happened!) We talk about the two recent Republic games vs New Mexico & RGV, Roro becoming Sac Republic's all-time …

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Aug. 3, 2022

S1E100 - The SOTR 100th SPECIAL Episode! (with AMAZING Special Guests…

We've reached 100TH EPISODES!! And of course we decided to record a special episode for everyone! We have five guests chosen from our first 99 episodes that represent the soccer community in the Central Valley area!

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July 31, 2022

S1E99 - GOAL-FEST at Charleston!

Sharon takes over hosting duties as Luis is traveling this week! Also, Tina joins us as our special guest co-host of the day! After an epic historic Open Cup semi-final game and advancing to the FINAL, our Republic had no …

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July 29, 2022

S1E98 - Our DREAM Became A REALITY! (with Special Guest, Connor Sutto…

WE ARE IN THE 2022 US OPEN CUP FINAL!! The dream of being able to play in the cup final that we all had the night before the game is now a REALITY! The SOTR team talks about it and …

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July 26, 2022

S1E97 - The HISTORIC GAME Preview with Special Guest Todd Dunivant!

This week rather than having a town hall live, we've recorded it on the pod with a special guest Sac Republic President, Todd Dunivant! We talk about this Wednesday's HISTORIC Open Cup Semi-Finals game at Heart Health Park vs Sporting …

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July 25, 2022

S1E96 - The Rotation Squad Gets A Valuable Tie At Phoenix!

Getting a tie at Phoenix wasn't easy considering a lot of our starters didn't make the trip out! Today we talk about the 0-0 game at Phoenix, Jared lets us know what the experience at the stadium was like (did …

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July 19, 2022

S1E95 - The End of an Amazing Home Streak

If we had to lose our unbeaten home streak, this was the way it would've happened. We had more opportunities but just weren't able to score. Today the team talks all about last Saturday's match, including press conference comments by …

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July 11, 2022

S1E94 - The LEGEND Saves Our Unbeaten at Home Streak!

This week we talk about a high scoring game that ended in a 3-3 tie at the LAST minute thanks to our LEGEND Roro & Luis Felipe! We needed to score goals and we definitely saw plenty of them in …

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July 4, 2022

S1E93 - TOO MUCH Altitude in Colorado...

Unfortunately our unbeaten streak since May ended in Colorado Springs last Friday. 3-0 seems rough but was there an external factor like over 6,000 feet of elevation at Colorado Springs? We talk about this unusual away game with special guest …

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June 28, 2022

S1E92 - MR. BRACE Appeared at Monterey!

Maalique Foster or Mr. Brace (2 GOALS in 3 MINUTES!) made an appearance to deliver us yet another win (and a move to 4th place). The team talks all about our 2-1 win at Monterey. Plus the SOTR Crew were …

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June 23, 2022

S1E91 - The HISTORIC WIN in LA!!

History CONTINUES to be written! Our Sac Republic ADVANCES to the SEMI-FINALS of the 2022 OPEN CUP after beating LA Galaxy in a Historic 2-1 win at LA! The SOTR team talks about this EPIC win!

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June 20, 2022

S1E90 - Los DOS Goles A CERO!

Our UNBEATEN at home streak continues (And 3rd consecutive clean sheet streak too!) with a DOS a CERO win vs Los Dos (in the last ever game of LA Galaxy 2 at Sacramento in USL!). Our team talks all about …

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June 16, 2022

S1E89 - Interview with SRFC GK, Danny Vitiello!

In our first interview with a Republic player this season, we interview Golden Glove winner, Danny Vitiello! He talks to us about his career, nicknames, the SRFC season thusfar, & more!

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June 13, 2022

S1E88 - The SPANISH CONNECTION Happened at Detroit!

Last Saturday we played the BEST Away game to date, beating a tough Detroit 2-0, with our Spaniard players bringing the Spanish Connection in those 2 goals! The SOTR team talks all about this great Sacramento Republic away win vs …

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June 7, 2022

S1E87 - The UNBEATEN at Home Streak Continues!!

We continue to be UNBEATEN at home (mostly wins, and just one tie this season!) and the team talks all about last Saturday's win against the former first place in the West & the upcoming Sac Republic match at Detroit …

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June 1, 2022

S1E86 - Luis Felipe OWNS the Bay Area!

Guess who scored the 1-0 again vs a Bay Area team? LUIS FELIPE! And today we talk about the match at Oakland (which we should've won) and Scott Bradford is our special guest today to talk to us about how …

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May 28, 2022

S1E85 - HISTORY was MADE at HHP!!

May 25, 2022 - A HISTORIC day that every Republic fan will forever remember. And we talk about it today! We also invite Alex Morgan from The Quakes Epicenter who was also at the game to let us know his …

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May 20, 2022

S1E84 - The DISTRACTION Before The Cup Game...

In the game before the historic cup game things didn't go our way. We talk about why we lost, what we can expect Wednesday vs the Quakes, & more! And our special guest co-host tonight is Republic season ticket holder …

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May 14, 2022

S1E83 - The Cup Journey CONTINUES!

It's another Open Cup game episode! We talk about Sac Republic's amazing Round of 16 game vs Handball Rising (with press conference comments from Danny V, Luis Felipe, and Coach Briggs included!) and our upcoming cup rival in the Round …

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May 9, 2022

S1E82 - Welcome Back MAALIQUE!

Happy Mother's Day! Today we talk about our first away win of the season at New Jersey vs NYRB2 (Welcome back Maalique! and thank you for helping us get 3 points away at NJ!)! Jared had the chance to attend …

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April 30, 2022

S1E81 - "Podcast Magic" Bijev's First Fuego Months!

On the podcast is our very own Podcast Magic Villyan Bijev to talk to us about how his first couple of months with the Fuego have been like, his famous appearance on TV, and the best section to be at …

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April 27, 2022

S1E80 - A WINDY Day at Edinburg!

Last Saturday was likely the most windy game day in Republic history (it seemed like!) Jared & Luis talk about Sac's game vs RGV and preview the upcoming two games (both at home) vs Las Vegas Lights & New Mexico …

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April 22, 2022


Roro has given us yet another MIRACLE at our stadium! This time it happened in the Open Cup game vs Fuego! We talk all about the game (with press conference included! thank you Sharon!) and who our next USL/Open Cup …

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