Sacramento Republic FC (USL) 4, Real Salt Lake (M.L.S.) 1
Sacramento Republic FC notched one of the most significant wins in franchise history with a 4-1 victory against M.L.S.‘s Real Salt Lake. Republic FC dominated early and often before Trevin Caesar broke the seal in the 29th minute with his second goal of the competition. Danny Barrera, who was part of Cal FC’s historic 2012 upset against the Portland Timbers, did well to head a cross from the goal line to Caesar at the top of the six-yard box for a right-footed volley to finish the play. Six minutes later, Ricardo Velazco created space to score from the top of the box for RSL’s lone tally of the game, marking the first goal conceded by the USL side in the competition. Sacramento restored its lead in the 43rd minute when Agustin Cazarez used his head to redirect Barrera’s cross, then recorded an insurance goal on a successful spot kick in stoppage time from Jeremy Hall. Just as Salt Lake began to build possession, Barrera earned a goal of his own, finding himself in the perfect place to finish a James Kiffe cross in the 72nd minute to finish off the Cupset.