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+).
Tacoma Defiance 1 – LA Galaxy II 1
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park
Referee: Mark Allatin
Weather: Sunny and 78 degrees
TAC – Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Alex Villanueva) 18’
LA – Randy Mendoza (OG) 55’
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
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
– DEFIANTLY TACOMA –