DEFIANCE FALLS 1-0 TO LAS VEGAS LIGHTS FC IN RETURN TO SIN CITY

Tacoma Defiance (3-4-2, 11 points) fell 1-0 Saturday evening to Las Vegas Lights FC (3-6-1, 10 points) as the squad played at Cashman Field for the second time in a month.

Las Vegas scored early in the fifth minute when Danny Musovski got a foot on the end of a turnover in the area and was able to rifle it into the back of the net, past the body of keeper Andrew Thomas. Despite Tacoma having a plethora of chances on 14 shots throughout the match, Musovski’s goal was the only of the game.

Wade Webber’s side now faces a quick turnaround as it travels to southern California to play Orange County FC Tuesday, July 6 (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+). Tacoma emerged victorious when the two sides met earlier this season at Cheney Stadium by a score of 1-0 on May 16.

 

MATCH SUMMARY

Tacoma Defiance 0 – Las Vegas Lights FC 1

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Venue: Cashman Field

Referee: Gerald Flores

Weather: Sunny and 98 degrees

 

SCORING SUMMARY

LV – Danny Musovski (Roberto Molina) 5’

 

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

LV – Chinenye Uche (caution) 48’

TAC – Issa Rayyan (caution) 67’

TAC – Carlos Anguiano (caution) 77’

LV – Mohamed Traore (caution) 82’

TAC – Randy Mendoza (caution) 88’

 

LINEUPS & STATS

Tacoma Defiance – Andrew Thomas, Taylor Mueller – captain, Tom Brewitt, Eric Kinzner (Alex Villanueva 45’), Issa Rayyan (Azriel Gonzalez 82’), Carlos Anguiano, Sota Kitahara, Randy Mendoza, Ray Serrano, Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Danny Robles 72’), Samuel Adeniran (Alec Diaz 62’)

Substitutes not used: Christian Herrera, Joe Hafferty, Marlon Vargas

Total shots: 14

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 14

Offside: 0

Corner-kicks: 4

Saves: 0

 

Las Vegas Lights FC – Alex Rando, Mohamed Traore, Chinenye Uche – captain, Tony Leone, Julian Gaines, Christian Torres (Michael Yeboah 77’), Frank Daroma, Danny Crisostomo, Julian Vázquez (Eric Iloski 78’), Roberto Molina, Danny Musovski (Marvin Gamez 85’)

Substitutes not used: Donovan Palomares, Armando Avila, Diego Rosales, Nathan Sepulveda

Total shots: 9

Shots on goal: 1

Fouls: 13

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 2

Saves: 3

 

 

– DEFIANTLY TACOMA –