Tacoma Defiance (5-16-5, 20 points) on Saturday dropped a 3-0 decision at Sacramento Republic FC (11-11-4, 37 points). Thomas Enevoldsen scored two goals and added an assist for the home side, which snapped a two-match losing streak. Herbert Robinson and Alex Villanueva made their USL Championship debuts for Tacoma.
Sacramento got on the board first in the 13th minute when Jordan McCrary found Enevoldsen to give the home side a 1-0 lead. The defender was streaking down the far side when he sent a pass into the area that Enevoldsen tapped past Tacoma goalkeeper Trey Muse. Enevoldsen set up the second goal by leaving a ball near the top of the area for Cameron Iwasa, who blasted a shot into the left corner of the net in first-half stoppage time.
The final goal of the evening came from the foot of Enevoldsen, as he completed his brace to give Sacramento a 3-0 advantage. Iwasa made a run into the area before sending a ball across the box to the foot of Enevoldsen, who tapped in his second goal of the contest.
Eight players under the age of 20 saw action for Tacoma tonight, including one First Team player in Muse.
Tacoma Defiance next travels to take on Reno 1868 FC on Tuesday, September 10 (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+). The club then returns home to face Real Monarchs SLC on Tuesday, September 17 (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+.)
Tacoma Defiance | 0-3 | Sacramento Republic FC
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Venue: Papa Murphy’s Park I Sacramento, California
Referee: Luis Guardia
Assistants: Michael Kampmeinert, Noah Kenyawani
Fourth Official: Robert Vincze
SAC – Thomas Enevoldsen (Jordan McCrary) 13′
SAC – Cameron Iwasa (Thomas Enevoldsen) 45’+2′
SAC – Thomas Enevoldsen (Cameron Iwasa) 75′
SAC – Drew Skundrich (caution) 11′
SAC – Mitchell Taintor (caution) 18′
TAC – Marlon Vargas (caution) 33′
TAC – Chris Hegardt (caution) 90’+4′
LINEUPS & STATS
TAC – Trey Muse, Denso Ulysse, Sam Rogers, Ever Rubio, Matt Nance (Alex Villanueva 31′); Jesse Daley, Josh Atencio; Ray Serrano (Chris Hegardt 73′), Danny Robles (Herbert Robinson 59′), Marlon Vargas; Austin Brummett
Substitutes not used: James Lowell, Aleks Berkolds
Total shots: 5
Shots on goal: 1
SAC – Bobby Shuttleworth; Jordan McCrary, Matthew Mahoney, Mitchell Taintor, Juan Barahona (Charalampos Chantzopoulos 85′); Drew Skundrich, Jaime Villarreal; Keven Aleman, Thomas Enevoldsen (Darius Formella 79′), Villyan Bijev (Sam Werner 67′); Cameron Iwasa
Substitutes not used: Rafael Diaz, Dekel Keinan, Hayden Partain, Stefano Bonomo
Total shots: 18
Shots on goal: 9