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Photo courtesy of John Jacobs

Jordan McCrary of Sacramento Republic FC makes a play during Sacramento’s win over Portland on Aug. 22 at Papa Murphy’s Park.

With two goals in the second half, the Sacramento Republic FC maintained their second place spot in the USL Group A standings and added three points in the process as they earned the home victory over Portland on Aug. 22.

Drew Skundrich scored first and Cam Iwasa added the second goal for Sacramento who won 2-1 over Portland Timbers 2 at Papa Murphy’s Park to increase their win-loss total to 5-1-3 on the year.

Elk Grove’s Mario Penagos played his first game since March 7, entering in the final 10 minutes of the game and adding some nice defensive touches, including booing a ball away from Sacramento’s goal to help seal the win, which was Sacramento’s fourth straight.

Portland’s Jorge Gonzalez scored the first goal of the night in the 23rd minute.

Sacramento’s next game is Sept. 2 on the road against Portland.

Republic FC’s match against Orange County SC has been rescheduled to take place on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Papa Murphy’s Park. The match will be broadcast locally on KQCA My58 and Estrella TV Sacramento, as well as on streaming devices through ESPN+