Tacoma Defiance forward Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez today was named to the USL Championship Team of the Week for Week 21. He recorded a brace and added an assist in Tacoma’s 4-1 victory over Las Vegas Lights FC on Wednesday, July 24. The goals were the first in the USL Championship career of Ocampo-Chavez.
Ocampo-Chavez came on as a substitute at halftime against Lights FC and scored his first goal of the evening less than two minutes later. He pounced on a loose ball after a misplay in Vegas’ back end and finished for his first career USL Championship marker. The 17-year-old First Team player completed his brace in the 66th minute to give Tacoma a 3-1 advantage. Nick Hinds sent a ball near the center of the area to the foot of Ocampo-Chavez, who needed just one touch with his left foot to push the contest out of reach.
Tacoma Defiance next plays host to Orange County SC in Tacoma on Friday, August 9 (7:00 pm / ESPN+). The club then travels to play El Paso Locomotive FC on Saturday, August 17 (6:30 pm / ESPN+).