Tacoma Defiance Forward Alec Diaz Called Into Puerto Rican U-20 National Team

Diaz to report for U-20 World Cup Qualifiers on February 19; Forward appeared in 16 games for Tacoma last season

Tacoma Defiance forward Alec Diaz has been called into the Puerto Rican U-20 National Team for World Cup Qualifiers beginning on February 19 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Diaz is set to be with Puerto Rico on international duty until February 23.

Alec Diaz applauds the crowd

Diaz, 18, started eight of his 16 appearances for Tacoma in 2019, recording 747 minutes. He netted one goal and added one assist while registering six shots on target. Diaz recorded two goals and two assists in 312 minutes during his first season with Tacoma in 2018.

Tacoma Defiance opens its 2020 season at home on Friday, March 6 against Reno 1868 FC at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. PT and the match will be livestreamed on ESPN+.


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The 2020 schedule is out – Mapping Defiance: Tacoma’s 2020 Campaign.

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