TACOMA UNBEATEN IN THREE STRAIGHT, KNOCKS OFF SACRAMENTO 1-0

Alec Díaz scores the deciding goal in the 71st minute; Defiance faces Reno 1868 in season finale on Saturday, October 3 (7:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+)

Tacoma Defiance (4-2-9, 14 points) defeated Sacramento Republic FC (7-6-2, 27 points) Wednesday evening at Cheney Stadium. Alec Díaz came off the bench in the 59th minute and scored the sole goal of the game in the 71st, his team-leading sixth goal of the season, set up wonderfully by fellow sub Danny Reynolds. Defiance finishes the 2020 USL Championship regular season against Reno 1868 on Saturday, October 3 at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+). Defiance ended Sacramento’s 10-match unbeaten streak with this win, and extended its own unbeaten streak to three (2-0-1).

MATCH SUMMARY

Tacoma Defiance 1 – Sacramento Republic FC 0

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

 

Venue: Cheney Stadium

Referee: Brandon Stevis

Weather: Hazy and 70 degrees

 

SCORING SUMMARY

 

TAC – Alec Díaz (Danny Reynolds) 71’

 

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

 

SAC – Julian Chavez (caution) 42’

TAC – Taylor Mueller (caution) 66’

SAC Mario Penagos (caution) 90’

TAC – Alec Díaz (caution) 90+4’

 

LINEUPS & STATS

 

Tacoma Defiance – Eric Klenofsky; Antonee Burke-Gilroy, Abdoulaye Cissoko, Taylor Mueller – captain, Alex Villanueva (Danny Reynolds 68’); Chris Hegardt, Sota Kitahara, Ray Serrano, Danny Robles (Chino Pérez 83’), Ethan Dobbelaere (Alec Díaz 59’); Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Azriel Gonzalez 68’)

Substitutes not used: Conrad Lee, Reed Baker-Whiting, Josh Hardin

Total shots: 8

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 10

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 6

Saves: 3

 

Sacramento Republic FC – Brady Scott, Shannon Gomez, Hayden Sargis, Matt Mahoney, Ashkanov Apollon (Tomas Hilliard-Arce 84’), Rodrigo López – captain, Julian Chavez (Villyan Bijev 62’), Jamie Villarreal (Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu 62’), Rafael Jauregui (Sam Werner 62’), Cameron Iwasa (Mario Penagos 84’), Frank López

Substitutes not used: Rafael Diaz

Total shots: 12

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 20

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 6

Saves: 1

 

DEFIANTLY TACOMA