Sports365: A February Kick-off

Sports365BlogHeaderThis month you can help the Sacramento Republic FC kick off their season right, bowl for the kiddos, drink a cold one for the Kings, and pop-a-wheelie on some of the coolest two-wheelers in the nation.


Love may be in the air, but a fierce competition is brewing in Sacramento as Republic FC looks to start 2016 off with a bang against a Major League Soccer opponent.

Sacramento Republic FC vs. Colorado Rapids (2/13) at Bonney Field:
The boys are back at it! Local favorites Sacramento Republic FC, return to the pitch this weekend to kick-off their 2016 campaign. Republic FC starts off the year with a friendly match against the Colorado Rapids. This match will pit the United Soccer League (Republic FC) against one of the oldest Major League Soccer teams (Rapids), a perfect battleground to show that Sacramento is #MLSReady.

Photo courtesy of Republic FC

Photo courtesy of Republic FC

Republic FC has been working hard towards its goal of reclaiming the championship (the team won the USL championship its first year). The club returns home this week from a week-long training session in Mexico that helped them get in shape and bond as a team. I’m excited to see how this training intensive will help the reformed Republic FC perform on the field. This will be my first time checking out the squad since last year’s season finale. I’m looking forward to seeing where the team is at and watching them play in their new uniforms for the first time.

Photo courtesy of Republic FC

Photo courtesy of Republic FC

While the Sacramento Republic FC’s season won’t be decided on this friendly match, a win against an MLS team could really raise the team’s confidence. Join the club as they battle with the Rapids on Bonney Field. This will also be your chance to show the Rapids what some of the best soccer fans in the country look like! And if you tell the Sacramento Republic FC what you love about Sacramento with the #‎SacramentoLoves hashtag by V-Day, you could win some sweet swag from the club.

Also, be sure to document your experience by using the #Sacramento365 hashtag!

For more information about this match, click here.

More Ways to Get Your Sports Fix:
If you are looking for a way to kick-back and take in some more relaxed recreation after an intense soccer match, I’ve found some less tense events to help you unwind.

North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Sacramento Convention Center
Feb 26-28
Stop by the Convention Center to check out some seriously cool handmade bicycles.

Photo courtesy of North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Photo courtesy of North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Long Live the Kings (Sacramento Beer Week)
Track 7 Brewing Co. (Natomas)
Feb 26
What is better than Kings basketball? Beer and basketball! Join Track 7 for a brew before heading over to catch the Kings take on the Clippers. Sidenote: This pairing is just one of many Sacramento Beer Week events happening in the region!

Photo courtesy of the Sacramento Kings

Photo courtesy of the Sacramento Kings

Bowl for Kids’ Sake
Country Club Lanes & Event Center
Feb 27

Whether you need the bumpers (like me) or can roll a perfect 300, you’ll feel great helping raise funds for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sacramento.

Photo courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters

Photo courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters

Check back with Sports365 in March to see what activities I am most excited for! If you’d like to plan ahead on your own then head over to the Sports section of Sacramento365.com.

***This blog was written by Sacramento365.com’s Content Specialist, Dylan Fisher.

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