Republic FC Sells Out Home Opener, Defeats AZ United 1-0
SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento Republic FC home opener at Bonney Field drew 11,569 fans on Saturday night. The big, sell-out crowd is important for the club, because, while those spectators were watching the game, Major League Soccer was keeping an eye on them. The game was tied going into the half, but more important than the numbers on the score board are the numbers at the box office because the end game for Republic FC isn't just another USL championship, it's a promotion to Major League Soccer.