Orange County SC will attempt to get their first result of the season on Saturday night against Sacramento Republic FC, as the teams meet for the second time in 2018, this time in Sacramento.
OC are coming off a nice win, 3-0 over Fresno FC, to move them back into the goals and close up shop in the back. That ought to give them some confidence against Sacramento, one of just three teams so far this season to defeat OC. That previous game, a Republic 1-0 win at Orange County Great Park on March 24, was decided by a Cameron Iwasa goal. Not going to lie, the guy’s been in form this season, and Sacramento are a contender once more.
But OC have played well throughout the season, and if they keep playing like they have been, they can be a contender, too. But they’ll need to get a good result in games like this — they’ve yet to beat any of the teams ahead of them in the standings (they’ve only played three of the four opponents above them so far).
Tale of the Tape:
Orange County SC: 20 points (6-3-2), 5th place in Western Conference; Goal Difference: +12; Last five games: W-D-L-W-L
Sacramento Republic FC: 21 points (6-3-3), 4th place in Western Conference; Goal Difference: +3; Last five games: L-W-L-W-L
How to Watch Sacramento Republic vs. Orange County SC: The game is scheduled to kick off at 8 pm PT at Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento. You can watch the stream only on ESPN+.
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