TACOMA DEFIANCE FALLS 1-0 AT HOME TO SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC FC

Tacoma suffers its second loss all year at home; Defiance hosts Phoenix Rising FC on Saturday, September 25

Tacoma Defiance (8-9-6, 30 points) fell 1-0 to Sacramento Republic FC (7-9-8, 29 points) at Cheney Stadium Wednesday evening for just its second home loss of the season.

Sacramento scored the only goal of the match in the 78th minute when Kharlton Belmar played a ball into the area that found Dariusz Formella, who was able to tap it in for the game-winning goal.

With the loss, Tacoma sits in fifth place in the Pacific Division standings, tied on points with Oakland Roots SC and trailing in head-to-head goal differential, the second tiebreaker category.

Tacoma stays in the Pacific Northwest as it prepares to welcome Pacific Division-leading Phoenix Rising FC on Saturday, September 25 (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).

 

MATCH SUMMARY

Tacoma Defiance 0 – Sacramento Republic FC 1

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Venue: Cheney Stadium

Referee: Mark Allatin

Attendance: 1,993

Weather: Cloudy and 63 degrees

 

SCORING SUMMARY

SAC – Dariusz Formella (Kharlton Belmar) 78’

 

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

TAC – Ray Serrano (caution) 2’

TAC – Jackson Ragen (caution) 37’

SAC – Patrick Weah (caution) 45’

SAC – Luis Felipe (caution) 58’

TAC – Marlon Vargas (caution) 65’

SAC – Dann Casey (caution) 69’

TAC – Tom Brewitt (caution) 90’

SAC – Nabi Kibunguchy (caution) 90+1’

 

LINEUPS & STATS

Tacoma Defiance – Christian Herrera, Taylor Mueller – captain, Tom Brewitt, Jackson Ragen, Ray Serrano (Issa Rayyan 82’), Alex Villanueva, Carlos Anguiano, Obed Vargas (Alec Díaz 86’), Danny Robles (Juan Alvarez 65’), Marlon Vargas (Cody Baker 65’), Sam Adeniran

Substitutes not used: Wyatt Nelson, Randy Mendoza, Joe Hafferty

Total shots: 11

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 9

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 6

Saves: 5

 

Sacramento Republic FC – Rafael Díaz, Jordan McCrary, Nabi Kibunguchy, Dan Casey, Duke LaCroix – captain, Luis Felipe, Jaime Villareal, Patrick Weah (Cameron Iwasa 75’), Emil Cuello, Mario Penagos (Kharlton Belmar 64’), Jerome Kiesewetter (Dariusz Formella 70’)

Substitutes not used: Carlos Saldaña, Shannon Gomez, Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu, Amjot Narang

Total shots: 17

Shots on goal: 6

Fouls: 22

Offside: 2

Corner-kicks: 4

Saves: 3

 

– DEFIANTLY TACOMA –