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SOCIAL CIRCLE: Republic FC’s Formella Pays Tribute to Father

By USLChampionship.com Staff, 09/18/19, 3:54PM EDT

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Forward reveals reason behind goal celebration Sunday, club and fans offer support


Sacramento Republic FC forward Darek Formella paid tribute to his father, who passed away from cancer earlier in the day, after scoring against Rio Grande Valley FC this past Sunday. | Photo courtesy Sacramento Republic FC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento Republic FC forward Darek Formella revealed Wednesday the reason behind the celebration of his game-winning goal that lifted the side to victory against Rio Grande Valley FC.

Posting on Twitter, the recently-arrived Polish forward talked about his father’s battle with cancer, which sadly came to an end hours before kickoff on Sunday.

  • As you would expect, members of the Republic FC family - including President and COO Ben Gumpert, current midfielder Hayden Partain, club legend Rodrigo Lopez and a wide range of supporters - were quick to offer condolences to Formella, who has currently returned home to be with his family.

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