2020 Roster Thread

Discussion in 'Sacramento Republic FC' started by joelrip, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. joelrip

    joelrip Member

    Sep 23, 2014
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    Sacramento Republic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Since I don't see a generic 2020 Roster Thread anywhere yet, here's a place for news and discussion. And here's your first bit of info:

     
  2. SierraSpartan

    SierraSpartan Member+

    Jan 25, 2007
    Placer County, CA
    Club:
    Sacramento Republic FC
    Not my first choice of a roster move, but understandable.
     
  3. fortunesfool223

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Dec 26, 2013
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sad to see him go, but at this level, being in the same city for three seasons is rare. All the best to Hayden Partain.
     
  4. joelrip

    joelrip Member

    Sep 23, 2014
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    Sacramento Republic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. mangerson

    mangerson Member+

    Sacramento Republic, San Jose Earthquakes
    Jan 8, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting that none of the new contracts mention a club option for 2021. That was standard operating procedure last year. To summarize so far:

    Returning:
    Matt Mahoney - Club option exercised, contract ends 2020
    Juan Barahona - Club option exercised, contract ends 2020
    Dariusz Formella - Club option exercised, contract ends 2020
    Cam Iwasa - Contract terms undisclosed
    Jordan McCrary - Contract terms undisclosed
    Jaime Villareal - Contract terms undisclosed
    Sam Werner - Contract terms undisclosed

    Options Declined
    Elliot Hord
    Hayden Partain
    Haris Chantzopoulos
    Ray Saari

    Loan ended
    Bobby Shuttleworth

    Status unknown
    Thomas Eneveoldson - club option for 2020
    Dekel Keinan - club option for 2020
    Shannon Gomez - contract expired
    Mitchell Taintor - contract expired
    Kevin Aleman- contract expired
    Rafael Diaz- contract expired
    Villyan Bijev - contract expired
    Drew Skundrich - no club option for 2020 announced with signing
    Stephano Bonomo - no club option for 2020 announced with signing
     
  6. mangerson

    mangerson Member+

    Sacramento Republic, San Jose Earthquakes
    Jan 8, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm good with all the signings. No problem with the declined options but thought Haris would be worth keeping.

    As for the rest:
    Bring back Enevoldson, Taintor (especially Taintor) and Gomez.
    Bring back Bijev IF his largely unproductive 2019 was due to lingering injury. Otherwise, he's peaked.
    Keinan - a couple of really bad, lazy giveaways in the back last season. I would expect better from someone with his experience. Keep if we can't find better depth.
    Aleman - moments of brilliance on the ball, making defenders look silly. Otherwise, his overall impact on the team was spotty at best. Best wishes to you.
    Diaz - Bye.
    Bonomo - we can do better.
    Skundrich - I've never been excited about him but he was a consistent starter. Bring him back IF he promises to stop missing sitters in front of the goal. Hopefully, he'll just be depth next year.
     
  7. mangerson

    mangerson Member+

    Sacramento Republic, San Jose Earthquakes
    Jan 8, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From USL's website, a list of free-agent targets for USL clubs.

    Top Ten Championship Free Agent Targets

    "Top Ten" only appears in the title as an attention grabber, I'm sure. But, since we're looking for players, what the heck.
     
  8. mangerson

    mangerson Member+

    Sacramento Republic, San Jose Earthquakes
    Jan 8, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Shannon Gomez has re-signed. Contract length not disclosed.
     
  9. mangerson

    mangerson Member+

    Sacramento Republic, San Jose Earthquakes
    Jan 8, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bijev has re-signed.
     
  10. fortunesfool223

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Dec 26, 2013
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    IMHo, They are going to need a mix of young and vets for the MLS season....and now would be a good time to start seeing some of that youth and speed start to make its way to the gameday eligibles.
     
  11. mangerson

    mangerson Member+

    Sacramento Republic, San Jose Earthquakes
    Jan 8, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Diaz has re-signed.
     
  12. mangerson

    mangerson Member+

    Sacramento Republic, San Jose Earthquakes
    Jan 8, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Skundrich has re-signed.

    That leaves five players from last season's roster unaccounted for. I assume the club is in negotiation with each, or their departure would have been announced by now?

    Enevoldson
    Taintor
    Aleman
    Keinan
    Bonomo

    I guess when Dunivant said during last year's struggles that he'd pick the same roster again, he wasn't kidding.
     
  13. fortunesfool223

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Dec 26, 2013
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You sure it was Dunivant? LOL.....
     
  14. fortunesfool223

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Dec 26, 2013
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting "double-down" move on his part. If they place the same or worse next year with a different (i.e. new) coach, Dunivant will probably be out, right? Or is he untouchable until after an MLS season or two?
     
  15. mangerson

    mangerson Member+

    Sacramento Republic, San Jose Earthquakes
    Jan 8, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can't imagine he's untouchable. I just hope the new guys, whoever they might be, are signed with the expectation of being new starters.

    I'd sure like to hear something about Taintor, though.
     
  16. mangerson

    mangerson Member+

    Sacramento Republic, San Jose Earthquakes
    Jan 8, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The club re-signed Dekel Keinan.
     
  17. mangerson

    mangerson Member+

    Sacramento Republic, San Jose Earthquakes
    Jan 8, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    New striker:



    “Kharlton is a big acquisition for us. He brings a dynamic element to our attack and adds both power and pace to our front line,” said Republic FC General Manager Todd Dunivant. “Kharlton is entering his prime and will be an important veteran presence in our locker room with his five years of MLS and USL experience.”

    ...Belmar joins Republic FC following a season with Nashville SC where he made 33 appearances, 20 as starts...he contributed three goals and three assists, elevating his career goal-scoring tally in USL play to 43. Belmar was originally drafted by the Portland Timbers in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft with the 34th overall pick...

    Belmar signed with Swope Park Rangers... in 2017 where he logged minutes between the USL-side and Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City, who offered him an MLS contract that September...but spent the majority of his KC career with SKCII where he is the current all-time leading goal scorer (25). During the 2018 campaign, Belmar bagged seven goals in his first six matches.
     

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