TACOMA DEFIANCE EARNS ROAD POINT SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN SCORELESS DRAW AT SACRAMENTO

Defiance keeps playoff hopes alive with three games remaining in regular season; Tacoma hosts pair of home matches this week at Cheney Stadium, beginning Wednesday vs. Oakland Roots SC (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+)

Tacoma Defiance (9-13-7, 34 points) played to a scoreless draw Sunday afternoon with Sacramento Republic FC (8-12-10, 34 points) at Heart Health Park. With three games remaining in the 2021 USL Championship regular season, Defiance sits two points behind LA Galaxy II for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Pacific Division, level on points with Sacramento and Oakland Roots SC.

Wade Webber’s side hosts a pair of home fixtures this week at Cheney Stadium, beginning on Wednesday, October 20 vs. Oakland (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+) before a matchup with Galaxy II on Sunday, October 24 (1:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+). Tacoma plays its 2021 regular-season finale next Saturday, October 30 on the road at first-place at Phoenix Rising FC (7:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+).

 

MATCH SUMMARY

Tacoma Defiance 0 – Sacramento Republic FC 0

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Venue: Heart Health Park

Referee: Brandon Stevis

Attendance: 9,983

Weather: 67 degrees and sunny

 

SCORING SUMMARY

 None

 

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

 SAC – Maalique Foster (caution) 15’

TAC – Randy Mendoza (caution) 42’

SAC – Cameron Iwasa (caution) 72’

SAC – Luis Felipe Fernandez (caution) 89’

 

LINEUPS & STATS

Tacoma Defiance – Christian Herrera; Taylor Mueller – captain, Tom Brewitt, Jackson Ragen; Cody Baker (Joe Hafferty 78′), Carlos Anguiano, Obed Vargas (Reed Baker-Whiting 78′), Randy Mendoza (Alex Villanueva 44′); Juan Alvarez (Marlon Vargas 73′), Alec Díaz (Ray Serrano 45′), Sam Adeniran (Danny Robles 87′)

Substitutes not used: Cole Kulhanek

Total shots: 14

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 8

Offside: 2

Corner-kicks: 4

Saves: 2

 

Sacramento Republic FC – Carlos Saldana; Shannon Gomez (Julian Chavez 80′), Duke Lacroix – captain, Nabilai Kibunguchy; Dan Casey (Hayden Sargis 74′); Jaime Villarreal (Patrick Weah 87′), Emil Cuello, Luis Felipe Fernandes, Dariusz Formella; Cameron Iwasa, Maalique Foster (Kharlton Belmar 45′)

Substitutes not used: Rafael Diaz, Jordan McCrary, Petteri Pennanen

Total shots: 13

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 10

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 9

Saves: 2

 

– DEFIANTLY TACOMA –