TACOMA DEFIANCE EARNS ROAD POINT IN 1-1 DRAW AT LA GALAXY II

Tacoma Defiance (3-4-4, 13 points) drew 1-1 on Sunday with LA Galaxy II (3-6-4, 13 points) in Southern California as the teams met each other for the third time this season.

The two sides played to a 1-1 draw in Tacoma’s season opener on May 9, while Defiance earned a 2-0 home win at Cheney Stadium on June 27.

Tacoma put its foot on the gas early, netting a goal in the 18th minute courtesy of Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez, who slotted a shot past the keeper after beating a defender in the area. The visitors took the one-goal lead into halftime before letting in an own goal in the 55th minute when a scramble in the 18-yard-box led to a deflected ball off the foot of Randy Mendoza that found the back of the net.

Tacoma wraps up its road stretch and travels up the coast to the Bay Area to take on Oakland Roots SC for the first time this season on Saturday, July 17 (5:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+).

 

MATCH SUMMARY

Tacoma Defiance 1 – LA Galaxy II 1

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park

Referee: Mark Allatin

Weather: Sunny and 78 degrees

 

SCORING SUMMARY

TAC  – Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Alex Villanueva) 18’

LA – Randy Mendoza (OG) 55’

 

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

LA – Josh Drack (caution) 44’

TAC – Danny Robles (caution) 78’

 

LINEUPS & STATS

Tacoma Defiance – Andrew Thomas, Randy Mendoza, Tom Brewitt, Taylor Mueller – captian, Alex Villanueva, Carlos Anguiano, Sota Kitahara, Ethan Dobbelaere (Obed Vargas 59’), Reed Baker-Whiting (Issa Rayyan 60’), Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Samuel Adeniran 89’), Ray Serrano (Danny Robles 69’)

 

Substitutes not used: Christian Herrera, Eric Kinzner, Juan Alvarez

Total shots: 10

Shots on goal: 1

Fouls: 9

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 6

Saves: 3

 

LA Galaxy II – Eric López, Isaac Bawa, Marcus Ferkranus, Jesús Vazquez, Josh Drack (Victor Valdez 79’), Jorge Hernández (Axel Picazo 65’), Taylor Davila (Carlos Harvey 45’), Owen Lambe, Cameron Dunbar (Rémi Cabral 86’), Preston Judd, Jonathan Perez

Substitutes not used: Justin vom Steeg, Felix Barajas, Juan Calderón

Total shots: 13

Shots on goal: 4

Fouls: 16

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 6

Saves: 0

– DEFIANTLY TACOMA –