This is a great addition for a team looking for a second USL Championship title, which has been elusive since the success of its first season. Iwasa will follow closely, sometimes in his new role, as the color commentator on the club’s home broadcasts. .
Last season, he was invited to host on the field, and Republic FC’s Director of Game Entertainment & Broadcast, Conor Sutton, asked play-by-play announcer Rob McAllister and color announcer Adam Moffat if they’d be interested in joining. I asked of Iwasa’s former teammate at the club. It proved to be a good fit and this season Iwasa will be making regular broadcast appearances as he branches out into his post-playing career.
“I’m still in Sacramento and have no plans to move. I always wanted to be part of the team, even though I wasn’t actually playing on the field,” Iwasa said. “It was great for me to have a lot of fun with it and get some people in charge of that media space. I enjoy it very much.”
As one of the club’s icons of the first decade, Iwasa hopes the Republic FC squad can offer more silverware. But the way the club has stayed true to its roots, despite all the changes that have taken place now, in his 10th season, is what makes this club so special in the hearts of fans and players. We continue to make things.
“I think the club have done a good job of evolving where they need to,” he said. “The name of the field has changed over the years, but I think the home game feel has remained fairly consistent over the decade.
“Obviously the goal is to have a new home stadium in the future, but I think they have done a really good job of maintaining a similar feeling. The people of Sacramento, the Tower Bridge Battalion, can tell you that most of the decisions the club makes have them in mind.”