TACOMA DEFIANCE FALLS 3-1 AT OAKLAND ROOTS SC TO END UNBEATEN STREAK

Tom Brewitt converts the lone goal for Tacoma to end road stretch, stops streak of eight unbeaten

Tacoma Defiance (7-5-6, 27 points) fell 3-1 at Oakland Roots SC (5-8-5, 20 points) Saturday evening, completing a three-game road stretch that saw Wade Webber’s side claim six out of nine points. The loss was Tacoma’s first in its last nine matches.

Oakland got on the board early in the 13th minute courtesy of Kai Greene, who received a ball right in front of goal and shot it from point-blank range to go up 1-0. It was Tom Brewitt who leveled the score for Tacoma in the dying moments of the first half. The Liverpool native was able to get his head on a lofted ball by Sam Adeniran and rocketed it into the back of the net for his first goal of the season. Oakland again found the net in the 57th minute when Ariel Mbumba got a ball at his feet, spun around a defender and slid it into the back of the net to put the home side up a goal. Jeremy Bokila slotted in a ball from close range to make it 3-1 in the 82nd minute.

Tacoma returns to Cheney Stadium next week to face Las Vegas Lights FC on Thursday, September 2 (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).

 

MATCH SUMMARY

Tacoma Defiance 1 – Oakland Roots SC 3

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Venue: Laney College Field

Referee: Elijio Arreguin

Attendance: 4,118

Weather: 77 degrees and sunny

 

SCORING SUMMARY

OAK – Kai Greene 13’

TAC – Tom Brewitt (Sam Adeniran) 45+3’

OAK – Ariel Mbumba (José Hernández) 57’

OAK – Jeremy Bokila (Johnny Rodriquez) 82’

 

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

OAK – Kai Greene (caution) 5’

TAC – Jackson Ragen (caution) 18’

TAC – Taylor Mueller (caution) 72’

TAC – Carlos Anguiano (caution) 84’

OAK – Jeremy Bokila (caution) 90’

 

LINEUPS & STATS

Tacoma Defiance – Christian Herrera, Taylor Mueller – captain (Juan Alvarez 87’), Tom Brewitt, Jackson Ragen, Issa Rayyan (Cody Baker 60’), Carlos Anguiano, Obed Vargas, Randy Mendoza (Alex Villanueva 61’), Ray Serrano, Sam Adeniran (Alec Díaz 72’), Reed Baker-Whiting (Danny Robles 72’)

Substitutes not used: Wyatt Nelson, Marlon Vargas

Total shots: 7

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 14

Offside: 2

Corner-kicks: 2

Saves: 2

 

Oakland Roots SC – Paul Blanchette, Soya Takahashi, Emrah Klimenta, Kai Greene, Memo Diaz (Javier Mariona 90+1’), José Hernándnez, Matias Fissore, Wal Fall, Ariel Mbumba (Johnny Rodriquez 72’), Quincy Amarikwa (Akeem O’Connor-Ward 86’), Jesús Enriquez (Jeremy Bokila HT)

Substitutes not used: Taylor Bailey, Max Ornstil, Joe Restani

Total shots: 9

Shots on goal: 5

Fouls: 23

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 3

Saves: 2

 

– DEFIANTLY TACOMA –