The fans celebrated their team’s victory with great pride and happiness for what it represents for Sacramento and California.
The team is the spirit of Sacramento and they won the semifinals against Sporting KC by going tied until overtime with no goals. Although, the match ended on penalties in favor of Sac Republic by a score of 5-4. Midfielder Rodrigo López took the last penalty to travel to Florida to play the Final against Orlando City.
How did Orlando get to the final?
Orlando thrashed the NY Red Bulls 5-1. They will host the final in a stadium with a capacity of 25,500 fans. Exploria Stadium will be full. Tickets are sold out, the Orlando club reported.
Either way, you can support the team from our city. There will be a screen in the plaza at Cesar Chavez 910, St. Sacramento, CA 95814. It will be for all ages and free. Doors open at 4 pm
Since 2008, Sacramento is the only non-MLS team to have reached the final. No non-MLS team has won the Cup since 1999 when the Rochester Rhinos beat the Colorado Rapids.
Expectations are high as Orlando City may be the second Florida team to win this cup since 1989. While the Sacramento Republic will come in with wins against MLS teams like the San Jose Earthquakes and the LA Galaxy.
We wish the team all the luck!