Tacoma Defiance Earns a Road Point in 1-1 Draw with Austin Bold FC

Justin Dhillon scores for the sixth time in his last seven games; Defiance next has a two-week break before traveling to Rio Grande Valley FC on Saturday, July 6 (5:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+).

Tacoma Defiance (2-11-4, 10 points) on Saturday earned a point on the road with a 1-1 draw at Austin Bold FC (5-5-5, 20 ponts). Justin Dhillon scored for the sixth time in his last seven games for the lone tally for Tacoma. Defiance snapped a two-game losing skid with the result and registered its second road point of the season. The club now has a two-week break before returning to the road for its next two matches.

Dhillon continued his strong stretch with a goal in the 37th minute to give Tacoma a 1-0 lead. He headed home a corner kick from Joel Rydstrand for his team-leading sixth goal of the season. Last week at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, Dhillon had his five-game scoring streak snapped that dated back to May 12. Tacoma was reduced to 10 men when Azriel Gonzalez received a red card in the 88th minute, his first of the season.

Bold FC found an equalizer in the 61st minute off the foot of Kléber. He collected a loose ball near the top of the area and sent a shot that was deflected past Tacoma goalkeeper Trey Muse to even the match at 1-1. Austin is now unbeaten in its last three contests with the result (1-0-2).

Six players under the age of 20 saw action for Tacoma tonight, including one First Team player in Muse.

Tacoma Defiance next has a two-week break before traveling to take on Rio Grande Valley FC on Saturday, July 6 (5:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+). The club then faces Real Monarchs SLC on the road on Friday, July 12 (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).

 

MATCH SUMMARY

 
Tacoma Defiance I 1-1 I Austin Bold FC
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Venue: Bold Stadium I Austin, Texas
Referee: Matthew Thompson
Assistants: Kevin Lock, Francisco Bermudez
Fourth Official: Joya Asadi
Attendance: 2,755

SCORING SUMMARY

TAC – Justin Dhillon (Joel Rydstrand) 37′
AUS – Kleber 61′

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

TAC – Jesse Daley (caution) 82′
TAC – Azriel Gonzalez (ejection) 88′
AUS – Xavier Baez (caution) 90′

LINEUPS & STATS

TAC – Jacob Castro (Trey Muse 45’+7′); Denso Ulysse, Josh Atencio, Aleks Berkolds, Nick Hinds; Jesse Daley, Joel Rydstrand; Shandon Hopeau (Alec Diaz 79′), Antonee Burke-Gilroy (Danny Robles 61′), Azriel Gonzalez; Justin Dhillon
Substitutes not used: Modou Ndow, Marlon Vargas
Total shots: 6
Shots on goal: 4
Fouls: 7
Offside: 7
Corner-kicks: 1
Saves: 3

AUS – Diego Restrepo; Sean McFarlane, Amobi Okugo, Jermaine Taylor, Demar Phillips (Josue Soto 67′); Isaac Promise (Ema Twumasi 73′), Xavier Baez, Valerii Saramutin, Sonny Guadarrama (Francis Atuahene HT); Kléber, Andre Lima

Substitutes not used: Juan David Ramirez, Fabien Garcia, Faris Abdi, Calum Mallace
Total shots: 12
Shots on goal: 4
Fouls: 11
Offside: 4
Corner-kicks: 7
Saves: 3

Defiantly Tacoma