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Sacramento Republic FC Upsets LA Galaxy On The Road To Advance To Club's First-Ever US Open Cup Semi-Final

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.

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.

Sacramento is awaiting the winner of Sporting Kansas City and Union Omaha who face off in a quarterfinal match Wednesday night.

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

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