Game #20: Sacramento Republic FC (USL) 4, Sonoma County Sol (NPSL) 2
Sacramento Republic FC and Sonoma County Sol treated a record crowd to an Open Cup thriller in California’s capital Wednesday night. 10,386 fans went home happy as Sacramento prevailed 4-2, but not without a serious threat of burn by the Sol. The hosts got the best possible start when Tommy Stewart cleaned up a rebound in the 9th minute off a shot from distance. Gabe Gonzalez doubled the lead three minutes later but Omar Nuno brought the visitors back in the game when he scored a contender for goal of the round, crushing a 20-yard drive into the top corner in the 26th minute. Stewart completed his hat trick with goals in the 43rd the 61st minutes but the sun would not set on the Sol. Nuno notched a 73rd minute goal before a penalty call gave the visitors a gleaming opportunity. But Taylor Varnadore hit the post and from there Republic was able to see out the game. The attendance of 10,386 at Bonney Field was an Open Cup Second Round record, breaking the previous record of 9,339 set by the Columbus Crew in 2001.

- 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Match Report -

Date: May 20, 2015
Match: Sacramento Republic FC (USL) vs. Sonoma County Sol (NPSL)
2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup; Second Round
Venue: Bonney Field; Sacramento, Calif
Kickoff: 9:30 p.m. PT
Attendance: 11,563
Weather: Clear

Scoring Summary:           1          2          F
SAC                                    3          1          4
SON                                    1          1          2

SAC – Thomas Stewart                                              9th minute
SAC – Gabe Gonzalez                                                12
SON – Omar Nuno (Trevor Hurst)                             27
SAC – Thomas Stewart (Zev Tablieb)                       43
SAC – Thomas Stewart (Cameron Iwasa)                 61
SON – Omar Nuno (Arnoldo Salazar)                       73

SAC: 1-Dominik Jakubek; 2-Derek Foran, 4-Matthias Bonvehi,23-Emrah Kimenta (9-Gabe Gissie, 46), 26-Alfonso Motagalvan; 16-Zev Taublieb, 19-Octavio Guzman (14-Cameron Iwasa, 22), 22-Gabe Gonzalez (11-Max Alvarez, 75), 25-Joaquin Rivas; 10-Thomas Stewart, 13-Adnan Gabeljic
Head coach: Preki

SON: 1-Arturo Ornelas; 2-Oscar Ortiz, 3-Chris Rodd, 9-Angel Acevedo, 20-Taylor Varnadore (12-Brandon Boone, 82); 4-Simon Wheatley, 7-Tyler Hurst (33-Arnoldo Salazar, 57), 8-Edgar Amador; 10-Nico Spann (15-Justin Ferreira, 66), 17-Trevor Hurst, 21-Omar Nuno
Head coach: Vincent Cortezo

Stats Summary: SAC / SON
Shots: 23 / 8
Saves: 3 / 8
Corner Kicks: 8 / 0
Fouls: 8 / 14
Offside: 1 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
SON – Simon Wheatley (caution)              14th minute
SON – Arnoldo Salazar (caution)               86
SON – Brandon Boone (caution)                90

Referee: Chipalo Street
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Kampmenvert
Assistant Referee 2: Christopher Elliot
4th Official: Turan Ozdemir
Match Commissioner: David Simmons