Tacoma Defiance Earns a Point in 1-1 Draw

Hopeau scored for Tacoma in the game's final minutes; Defiance next travels to take on Fresno FC on Saturday, October 5 (7:30 pm PT / ESPN+)

Tacoma Defiance (5-19-6, 21 points) on Saturday earned a point in a 1-1 draw with Tulsa Roughnecks FC (7-14-10, 31 points) at Cheney Stadium. Shandon Hopeau scored the lone goal of the contest in the 86th minute for Tacoma on an assist from Nick Hinds. Tulsa was reduced to 10 men in the 75th minute when Tobenna Uzo received his second yellow card of the contest.

 Shandon Hopeau scored the lone goal for Tacoma (Charis Wilson / Sounders FC).

Hopeau’s fifth goal of the season came in the 86th minute off a pass from outside the area from Hinds. Hopeau took one touch with his right foot and slotted it past the Tulsa goalkeeper for the equalizer. He is now tied with Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez for second on the club in goals. Hinds now leads the team in assists with four in 2019.

Tulsa netted the first goal of the evening in the 60th minute. Cristhian Altamirano crossed a ball with his left foot into the area that Uzo headed home to give the visitors a 1-0 advantage. The goal was the fourth of the season for Uzo, and the assist was Altamirano’s sixth of the 2019 campaign.

Six players under the age of 20 saw action for Tacoma tonight, including three First Team players in Ocampo-Chavez, Danny Leyva and Trey Muse.

Defiance next travels to take on Fresno FC on Saturday, October 5 (7:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+). The club then returns home to face Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Saturday, October 12 (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).



Tacoma Defiance I 1-1 I Tulsa Roughnecks FC

Saturday, September 28, 2019


Venue: Cheney Stadium – Tacoma, Washington
Referee: Reyna Fonseca
Assistants: Jeremy Davis, Jesus Mejia
Fourth Official: Cuauhtemoc Delgadillo
Attendance: 3,327



TUL – Tobenna Uzo (Cristhian Altamirano) 60′
TAC – Shandon Hopeau (Nick Hinds) 86′



TAC – Danny Leyva (caution) 33′
TUL – Tobenna Uzo (caution) 36′
TAC – Nick Hinds (caution) 53′
TUL – Marlon (caution) 72′
TUL – Tobenna Uzo (ejection) 75′



TAC – Trey Muse; Denso Ulysse (Marlon Vargas 87′), Sam Rogers, Aleks Berkolds, Nick Hinds; Jesse Daley (Danny Robles 73′), Danny Leyva; Shandon Hopeau, Ethan Dobbelaere (Herbert Robinson 86′), Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez; Justin Dhillon

Substitutes not used: Jamie Lowell, Alex Villanueva, Josh Atencio, Sota Kitahara

Total shots: 7
Shots on goal: 3
Fouls: 6
Offside: 3
Corner-kicks: 1
Saves: 4           


TUL – Mason Stajduhar; Matthew Sheldon, Cyprian Hedrick, Malian Roberts, Luca Lobo; Manny Gonzalez (Jeff Addai 78′), Brayan Reyes; Marlon, Rodrigo da Costa (Fredlin Mompremier 83′), Cristhian Altamirano; Tobenna Uzo

Substitutes not used: Andrew MacRae, A.J. Ajeakwa, Panin Boakye-Mensa, Janu Silva

Total shots: 17
Shots on goal: 5
Fouls: 15
Offside: 1
Corner-kicks: 9
Saves: 2