AUSTIN, TEXAS – Tacoma Defiance (8-12-6, 30 points) fell 1-0 at Austin Bold FC (10-7-9, 39 points) at Bold Stadium Wednesday evening.
Austin scored the lone goal of the night courtesy of Owayne Gordon. The Jamaican received a ball from Collin Fernandez at the corner of the 18-yard-box and fired a shot past the outstretched hands of Defiance goalkeeper Christian Herrera in the 62nd minute.
Defiance had its best chance of the night late in the contest, with Alec Díaz finding the back of the net in second-half stoppage time but was called back for offsides.
With the loss, Tacoma remains in seventh place in the Pacific Division standings, two points out of a playoff position with six matches left in the regular season.
Defiance gets back to Pacific Division play against Orange County SC at Cheney Stadium on Saturday, October 9 (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).
Tacoma Defiance 0 – Austin Bold FC 1
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Venue: Bold Stadium
Referee: Luis Guardia
Weather: 78 degrees and sunny
ATX – Owayne Gordon (Collin Fernandez) 62’
ATX – Amobi Okugo (caution) 78’
LINEUPS & STATS
Tacoma Defiance – Christian Herrera; Jackson Ragen, Tom Brewitt – captain (Taylor Mueller 75’), Randy Mendoza, Joe Hafferty (Cody Baker 65’), Obed Vargas (Sam Adeniran 65’), Carlos Anguiano, Alex Villanueva; Ray Serrano (Juan Alvarez 75’), Alec Díaz, Marlon Vargas (Danny Robles 54’)
Substitutes not used: Cole Kulhanek, Issa Rayyan
Total shots: 8
Shots on goal: 1
Austin Bold FC – Elliot Panicco, Jermaine Taylor, Gustavo Rissi, Casey Walls (Nate Adamolekun 65’), Xavier Báez – captain, Amobi Okugo, Juan Torres, Collin Fernandez (Sonny Guadarra 77’), Owayne Gordon (Kofi Sarkodie 84’), Ates Diouf (Jorge Troncoso 78’), Stéfano Pinho (Beto Avila HT)
Substitutes not used: Hugo Faroux, Omar Ciss
Total shots: 13
Shots on goal: 3
– DEFIANTLY TACOMA –