Images: Darren Abate / USL

The last time San Antonio FC and Sacramento Republic FC met was for both clubs’ season opener. San Antonio fell 2-1 on the road in that match.

Ryan Roushandel was the squad’s central attacking midfielder in a 4-4-1-1 formation. Greg Cochrane played injured before subbing out in the 83rd minute. Connor Presley showed he was ready for minutes, helping feed Mikey Lopez’s first goal for the club four minutes after Presley was subbed on. Kris Tyrpak was still in the black and red.

All of this to say, a lot has changed in three months.

San Antonio is likely to come out in a much different formation, likely either a 3-4-3 or 4-1-4-1, with a significant number of different players in the starting XI. The Alamo City will be without defender Darnell King due to a one-match yellow card accumulation suspension, but are expected to have newest midfielder Charlie Ward ready to begin his time with the club.

Sacramento sits third in the USL Western Conference, finding success both at home and on the road. Usual suspects Cam Iwasa, Jaime Villarreal, and Villyan Bijev will likely make things tough for SAFC, but with SA getting the best of another top-of-the-table squad in their last USL match, there’s no reason to expect this match to be anything but competitive.

 

Sacramento Republic FC

Form: 8-3-4 WLWDW, previous match 1-0 win at Fresno FC

Suspensions: none

San Antonio FC

Form: 4-3-5 WDDLW, previous match 2-1 win vs Portland Timbers 2

Suspensions: Darnell King (accumulation)

Two Ten Soccer Projected Starting XI

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Restrepo; Roushandel, Felix, Cochrane; Lopez, Pecka, Ward, Escalante; Gordon, Guzman, Presley

Images: San Antonio FC, RGVFC

Score predictions:

Jonathan Check: San Antonio 2-1 Sacramento

Jesus Miguel Garcia: San Antonio – Sacramento

Larry Leathers: San Antonio 1-1 Sacramento

Jose Mario Jimenez: San Antonio 2-2 Sacramento

Kyle Mahnke: San Antonio 2-1 Sacramento

How to watch: ESPN+, 7:30pm central time

Follow along on social media: #SAvSAC @TwoTenSoccer @CheckJFooty @LarryLeathers87 @Kyle_Mahnke

Posted by Kyle Mahnke

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