Tacoma Defiance today announced a date change for the Wednesday, June 12 match vs. Real Monarchs SLC at Cheney Stadium. The contest will move to Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. PT in Tacoma and continue to be live-streamed on ESPN+.
Tacoma Defiance opens its 2019 season on Friday, March 8 vs. Rio Grande Valley FC at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).
In a series of key announcements on January 30 at a press conference inside Cheney Stadium, the Tacoma Rainiers and Seattle Sounders FC unveiled the long-awaited new brand for the organizations’ United Soccer League club: Tacoma Defiance. Set to begin play under this new identity immediately, Tacoma’s professional soccer side now officially bears the name of its hometown, while proudly paying homage to the city’s maritime roots and deep sense of civic identity. The Tacoma Defiance is led by Head Coach Chris Little, who guided the Sounders FC Academy U-17 squad to the 2017-2018 U.S. Soccer Development Academy National Championship and the 2018 U-17 Generation Adidas Cup title.