SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento Republic FC took down another MLS team as they beat the L.A. Galaxy 2-1 on the road in the 2022 U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal match Tuesday night.
Rodrigo Lopez and Luis Felipe each scored in the 4th and 70th minutes. The lone Galaxy score was a Republic own-goal off an L.A. corner kick.READ MORE: Squirrel, Tree Branch That Tripped Safety System Caused Power Outage In Grass Valley
With the win, Republic FC will play in the semi-finals of the tournament for the first time ever. The club will also be the first non-MLS team to reach the semi-finals since 2017.
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Sacramento is awaiting the winner of Sporting Kansas City and Union Omaha who face off in a quarterfinal match Wednesday night.MORE NEWS: Airbnb Permanently Bans Parties At Its Rental Locations
To reach this quarterfinal match, Republic FC, the lone remaining United Soccer League squad in the tournament, took down the San Jose Earthquakes a month ago 2-0. It was a win the team believed could re-spark MLS talks