Republic FC defender Chris Christian, center, heads away a shot attempt during a home game against Real Monarchs SLC last season. The teams will meet in Salt Lake City on Friday in the opening round of the USL playoffs. Andrew Seng Bee file
Republic FC defender Chris Christian, center, heads away a shot attempt during a home game against Real Monarchs SLC last season. The teams will meet in Salt Lake City on Friday in the opening round of the USL playoffs. Andrew Seng Bee file

Republic FC’s path to USL crown begins with regular-season champion Real Monarchs SLC

October 15, 2017 10:23 PM