SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Tacoma Defiance (8-8-6, 30 points) fell 1-0 to San Diego Loyal SC (11-9-4, 37 points) Sunday afternoon. After the result, Tacoma is 3-1-0 against San Diego this season.
Loyal SC bagged the only goal of the match on a corner-kick when Joshua Yaro got his head on a ball in from Charlie Adams that bounced into the bottom left corner of the net.
Despite conceding the lone goal, goalkeeper Spencer Richey had a noteworthy game, recording five saves, including a four-save sequence from point-blank range in the fourth minute to keep the game scoreless early.
Tacoma remains in fourth place in the Pacific Division standings after the loss, four points back of third-place Orange County SC with two games in hand.
Tacoma has three days to prepare for its next matchup against Sacramento Republic FC on Wednesday, September 22 (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).
Tacoma Defiance 0 – San Diego Loyal SC 1
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Venue: Torero Stadium
Referee: Brandon Stevis
Weather: Partly cloudy and 73 degrees
SD – Joshua Yaro (Charlie Adams) 31’
TAC – Sam Adeniran (caution) 82’
LINEUPS & STATS
Tacoma Defiance – Spencer Richey, Taylor Mueller – captain, Jackson Ragen, Eric Kinzner (Tom Brewitt HT), Cody Baker, Carlos Anguiano, Obed Vargas, Randy Mendoza (Alex Villanueva 76’), Ethan Dobbelaere (Ray Serrano 56’), Alec Díaz (Sam Adeniran 56’), Juan Alvarez (Reed Baker-Whiting 70’)
Substitutes not used: Wyatt Nelson, Danny Robles
Total shots: 6
Shots on goal: 2
San Diego Loyal SC – Austin Guerrero, Elijah Martin, Joshua Yaro, Grant Stoneman, Miguel Ibarra (Montgomery 90’), Charlie Adams, Collin Martin, Douglas Martinez (Chase Boone 90’), Alejandro Guido (Morgan Hackworth 80’), Tumi Moshobane (Corey Hertzog 65’), Augustine Williams
Substitutes not used: Dylan Castanheira, Sal Zizzo, Mikko Kunningas
Total shots: 10
Shots on goal: 6
– DEFIANTLY TACOMA –