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Warren Smith

Sacramento soccer franchise has ambitious goal

“I know one thing: If you don’t get up and say you’re going to do it, you’re not,” Sacramento Republic FC President Warren Smith said last week in an interview at the team’s office. “The best time to get a team is when a league is growing, and MLS is in a high-growth mode right now.” MLS ...

Top Execs of 2013: Warren Smith

Veteran technology and sports entrepreneur Warren Smith led the charge this year to bring professional soccer to Sacramento. With momentum building most of the year, he signed head coach Predrag “Preki” Radosavlijevic ; hired sports executives from Major League Soccer, the Sacramento ...

Sacramento pro soccer group picks up first employee

Local managing owner Warren Smith stands with Graham Smith, no relation. Graham Smith, who played professional soccer from 1968 to 1976, will be responsible for Sac Pro Soccer’s personnel, policy and player development program. The Sacramento group that purchased a pro soccer franchise ...

Elk Grove in early planning stages for Major League soccer team

Warren Smith, who cofounded the Sacramento River Cats, announced Monday that he’s managing member of a group that has purchased a franchise within the United Soccer League pro division for play in Sacramento starting in 2014. Smith’s group sees the minor-league team as a pathway ...

Soccer chief does not mention Sacramento as an expansion site

Warren Smith, the president of Sacramento Republic FC – a lower-division professional soccer franchise that will begin play here next year – said last month that his goal is to be awarded an MLS expansion team in 2016. Orlando and four other teams that played in USL Pro have been given ...

Pro soccer franchise scores first sponsor

The group is led by Warren Smith, its local managing owner and one of the entrepreneurs who brought the Sacramento River Cats to town and got Raley Field built. Smith also cofounded CleanWorld, which develops technology for converting food waste into fuel. Meanwhile, the city of ...

Earthquakes spoil Republic FC’s debut

Sacramento Republic FC coach Preki tries to fire up the crowd as Warren Smith, the president of Sacramento Pro Soccer, addresses the fans. Copyright 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sacramento’s Republic FC made its ...

Soccer team Sacramento Republic FC hires Sasaki as VP for corporate partneship

“We couldn’t be happier to have Brent join the Sacramento Republic FC family and to have added such a high caliber, professional and caring person to our talented team,” Sacramento Republic President Warren Smith said in a news release. Mark Anderson covers technology, banking and ...

Professional soccer team takes on Sacramento Republic Football Club name

Since a group led by local entrepreneur Warren Smith bought the franchise in December, the team has been known by the generic name of the ownership group Sacramento Professional Soccer LLC. Following much research and a name-the-team contest, the club announced the team name, crest and ...

Sacramento Republic F.C. will play their home games at Cal Expo this season

... a multi-use sports facility on its grounds, not only enables Sacramento Republic F.C. to host one of the largest soccer pitches in the country, but also provides this region as a whole with the opportunity to enjoy an additional civic amenity,” said Sacramento Republic F.C. President Warren Smith...

Leading Off: 10 pressing questions in the world of sports

• If Sacramento Republic FC fills the place, as owner Warren Smith hopes, will that be enough to lure the deep pockets needed to build a $100 million permanent stadium in hopes of luring an MLS team? • The Raiders certainly have been struggling, with three losses in their past four ...

Sacramento Republic FC Soccer Team to Hold Tryouts Near Davis

Warren Smith, founder of Sacramento Republic FC, will lead the franchise. The Sacramento Republic FC name and shield was announced in July 2013 to over 14,000 fans during Sacramento Soccer Day. For updates, follow the team on Twitter at @SacRepublic, “Like” them on Facebook or visit ...

Press Release "Preki" Returns to Pitch as Sacramento Professional Soccer Head Coach

My decision to come to Sacramento was easy, as the professionalism and enthusiasm displayed by Warren Smith and his team instilled confidence in me that their support will take us forward. With the help of my coaching staff, I will give every opportunity to aspiring and established ...

Sacramento Soccer Pitch Breaks Ground At Cal Expo

Sacramento Republic FC Team President Warren Smith concurs. "I'm on the board of directors for the Sacramento Convention and Visitor's Bureau which oversees the Sports Commission and they're already talking about other events. You know, we're looking at rugby, lacrosse and others. And ...

Sacramento Soccer Team Strengthens MLS Ties

" Sacramento Republic FC President Warren Smith says the team had previously agreed to play its first season at Sacramento City College. But, the MLS said the field at Hughes stadium is only 64-feet wide, which is below the league minimum. “They said, ‘You can operate your business ...

ExtraTime Radio: Will Edu be a better MLS solution than Bradley? Plus, Sacramento Republic's founder...

The guys also welcome on Warren Smith, the president and founder of USL PRO side Sacramento Republic FC. The club has a new affiliate deal, a former MLS coach on the bench and lofty expectations for joining the big leagues in five years. Like the ET Radio theme song? Check out the boys ...

Report: Alliance between Portland Timbers and USL PRO's Sacramento Republic FC a done deal

Club president Warren Smith told the Sacramento Bee newspaper in a Nov. 28 story that he hopes the team will make the jump to MLS in 2016, despite the fact that they have yet to play a minute in USL PRO. MLS entered into an agreement with the third-tier league this year, allowing clubs ...

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