Defiance set to play 16 home matches at Tacoma's Cheney Stadium; 2021 campaign begins on the road on Sunday, May 9 vs. LA Galaxy II

TACOMA, WASH. – The United Soccer League on Tuesday unveiled the complete 2021 schedule, with Tacoma Defiance hosting 16 matches at Cheney Stadium during the club’s fourth campaign in Tacoma. The 32-game slate begins on Sunday, May 9 with a road match against LA Galaxy II, with kickoff slated for 5:00 p.m. PT.


Tacoma plays its next two matches of the season at home against San Diego Loyal SC (May 13) and Orange County SC (May 16), followed by four consecutive road games. Defiance plays six of its final nine games at Cheney Stadium, but concludes the regular season campaign with a road fixture at Phoenix Rising FC on October 30.

As previously announced, the 2021 Championship regular season sees each of the league’s teams play a 32-game schedule over a 28-week regular season, with the league divided into four divisions and two conferences. More details on the 2021 USL Championship season, including a complete list of kickoff times, the national television schedule on ESPN and the 2021 USL Championship Playoffs structure, will be available in the coming weeks.

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