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Sacramento Republic FC 2, Seattle Sounders 1 | US Open Cup 2018

Sacramento Republic FC defeated MLS opposition in the U.S. Open Cup fourth round for the second consecutive year, as they defeated the Seattle Sounders 2-1 in extra time at Papa Murphy's Park on Wednesday.

The USL side, which defeated Real Salt Lake in the Open Cup last year, doomed the Sounders to their first loss against lower-league opposition in the tournament since 2013.

Seattle played a reserve-heavy lineup, and goalkeeper Bryan Meredith was key to keeping the visitors in the match, even after going down a goal in the second half.

Cameron Iwasa scored the go-ahead goal at the hour mark, as the teams scrapped in a competitive and largely evenly played match. But Sounders substitute Harry Shipp scored a deflected goal in second-half stoppage time to take the game to the 30-minute extra time.

Extra time was relatively tame, but Sacramento clawed their way to a second lead on the night, as substitute Jure Matjasic scored in the 115th minute to seal up the win for the home side.


  • 60' – SAC – Cameron Iwasa | WATCH
  • 90+1' – SEA – Harry Shipp | WATCH
  • 115' – SAC – Jure Matjasic | WATCH


Sacramento Republic FC (4-3-3): #1 Josh Cohen (GK), #2 Shannon Gomez, #4 Mitchell Taintor, #5 Justin Schmidt, #26 Elliot Hord — #16 Adam Moffat, #12 Carlos Rodriguez, #22 Jeremy Hall — #31 Cameron Iwasa, #20 Villyan Bijev, #8 Wilson Kneeshaw

Subs: #18 Rafael Diaz, #9 Christian Eissele, #11 Luis Espino, #6 Jure Natjasic, #14 Cole Seiler, #3 Josh Turnley, #24 Jaime Villarreal

Seattle Sounders (4-4-2, left to right): #35 Bryan Meredith (GK) — #90 Waylon Francis, #15 Tony Alfaro, #92 Rodrigue Ele, #21 Jordy Delem — #31 Nick Hinds, #88 Ray Saari, #23 Henry Wingo, #37 Shandon Hopeau — #99 Felix Chenkam, #27 Lamar Neagle

Subs: #25 Calle Brown (GK), #18 Kelvin Leerdam, #5 Nouhou, #16 Alex Roldan, #19 Harry Shipp, Marlon Vargas, David Olsen

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