Blues Lose Tough Match to Sacramento Republic FC, 2-1

 SACRAMENTO, CA -The OC Blues fell to Sacramento Republic FC on their first road trip of the season.

It was all Republic FC in the first 45 minutes, playing in their second home game of the season played in front of a crowd of 17,414 at Hughes Stadium.  After numerous unsuccessful opportunities in the first half hour forward Thomas Stewart was able to break through and score in the 42nd minute. Stewart, in what appeared to be a cross, sent a ball into the goal box. The ball bounced off the far post, ricocheted off of Blues FC goalkeeper Patrick McLain and rolled into the net.

Republic FC remained ahead 1-0 at half. Orange County Blues FC showed their resilience and were rewarded with a 48th minute score. The goal came off the head of Allan Russell, who crept in behind the defense and put away a far post cross from Jiovanni Santana.

Sacramento Republic FC came back as Adam Jahn netted his second goal. The heading strike came in the 70th minute from a cross off the foot of defender Nemanja Vuković that glanced off the crossbar and found Jahn. Orange County Blues FC had a few scoring chances in the final 15 minutes but Republic FC Goalkeeper Jake Gleeson came up with a couple of big time saves.

The OC Blues are looking forward to return and play for their home crowd at Anteater Stadium. Join the
Blues on May 8th at 7:30PM as they face the Charlotte Eagles.

Enjoy football in Orange County by calling (714) 738-8011 or email seats@bluessoccerclub.com. Visit www.ocbluesfc.com for more information on the OC Blues or hashtag #myocblues on social media.

If you can’t make it to Anteater Stadium, you can watch the games via livestream, thanks to a new partnership between USLPRO and YouTube. Watch OC Blues FC versus Charlotte Eagles live, for free, on the OC Blues FC YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/ocbluesfc).

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