Tacoma Defiance Drops Decision at Portland Timbers 2

Roldan, Dhillon and Ocampo-Chavez each scored for Tacoma; Defiance next returns home to take on Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Saturday, September 28 (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).

Tacoma Defiance (5-19-5, 20 points) on Friday dropped a 6-3 decision to Portland Timbers 2 (10-11-8, 38 points) at Providence Park. First Team players Alex Roldan, Justin Dhillon and Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez each netted a goal for Tacoma. The three-goal output was the highest of the season in a road game for Defiance.

First Team midfielder Alex Roldan scored the first goal of the evening for Tacoma in the 42nd minute. Chris Hegardt sent a ball from midfield to the foot of Handwalla Bwana, who took a few touches before leaving a pass for Roldan just outside of the six-yard box. Roldan took one touch with his right foot and finished past the Portland goalkeeper to trim the lead to 3-1. The goal was the first for Roldan in six games this season.

In the 53rd minute, Dhillon received a lead pass from midfield off the foot of Danny Robles and had his first shot saved before burying the rebound for his 10th marker of the season. Ocampo-Chavez netted his fifth goal of the season in the 90th minute. Herbert Robinson won a ball and sent a pass to Ocampo-Chavez who blasted a shot from the top of the area that found the back of the net to make it 6-3.

Six players under the age of 20 saw action for Tacoma tonight, including two First Team players in Trey Muse and Ocampo-Chavez.

Defiance next returns home to take on Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Saturday, September 28 (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).The club then hits the road to face Fresno FC on Saturday, October 5 (7:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+).



Tacoma Defiance | 3-6 | Portland Timbers 2

Friday, September 20, 2019

Venue: Providence Park | Portland, Oregon

Referee: Matthew Thompson

Assistants: Andrew Marihart, Ryan Jung

Fourth Official: Mike Hohnholz



POR – Brayan Hurtado (Dairon Asprilla) 3′

POR – Dairon Asprilla (Foster Langsdorf) 22′

POR – Ryan Sierakowski (Harold Hanson) 40′

TAC – Alex Roldan (Handwalla Bwana) 42′

POR – Eryk Williamson 45′

POR – Dairon Asprilla (penalty) 48′

TAC – Justin Dhillon 53′

POR – Jose Carlos Anguiano (Foster Langsdorf) 83′

TAC – Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Herbert Robinson) 90′



TAC – Jesse Daley (caution) 44′

TAC – Justin Dhillon (caution) 53′

POR – Dairon Asprilla (caution) 58′



TAC – Trey Muse; Jesse Daley, Aleks Berkolds, Sam Rogers, Alex Villanueva (Nick Hinds 56′); Chris Hegardt (Herbert Robinson 74′), Josh Atencio (Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez 56′); Alex Roldan, Danny Robles, Handwalla Bwana; Justin Dhillon

Substitutes not used: Conrad Lee, Ethan Dobbelaere, Shandon Hopeau, Ray Serrano


Total shots: 11

Shots on goal: 6

Fouls: 12

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 3

Saves: 7


POR – Alijaz Ivacic; Harold Hanson (Caleb Kiner 81′), Max Ornstil, Todd Wharton, Marco Farfan (Nathan Smith HT); Eryk Williamson, Jose Carlos Anguiano; Dairon Asprilla, Ryan Sierakowski, Brayan Hurtado (Cristian Ojeda 68′); Foster Langsdorf

Substitutes not used: Jake Leeker, Gio Calixtro, Dyson Clapier


Total shots: 21

Shots on goal: 13

Fouls: 13

Offside: 0

Corner-kicks: 10

Saves: 3


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