Marlon Vargas July 2019

TACOMA, WASH. – Tacoma Defiance (4-14-5, 17 points) on Saturday dropped a 2-0 road decision to El Paso Locomotive FC (8-7-8, 32 points). Tacoma will play its next two games in front of the home crowd at Cheney Stadium.

Edson Partida got El Paso on the board first with a goal in the 32nd minute off a feed from Yuma Monsalvez. Omar Salgado tallied a goal in the 70th minute to make it 2-0 and put the game out of reach. El Paso outshot Tacoma in the match by a 15-10 margin.

Tacoma Defiance next hosts Phoenix Rising FC on Tuesday, August 27 (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+). The club then takes on San Antonio FC at Cheney Stadium on Friday, August 30 (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).


Tacoma Defiance I 0-2 I El Paso Locomotive FC

Saturday, August 17, 2019


EPL – Edson Partida (Yuma Monsalvez) 32’

EPL – Omar Salgado (Drew Beckie) 70’


TAC – Aleks Berkolds (caution) 9’

TAC – Ever Rubio (caution) 37’

EPL – Moses Makinde (caution) 48’

TAC – Josh Atencio (caution) 58’

TAC – Justin Dhillon (caution) 61’

EPL – Chiro N’Toko (ejection) 62’


TAC – James Lowell; Antonee Burke-Gilroy, Aleks Berkolds, Ever Rubio, Nick Hinds; Jesse Daley (Ray Serrano 83’), Josh Atencio; Shandon Hopeau, Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez, Marlon Vargas (Danny Robles 68’); Justin Dhillon

Substitutes not used: Conrad Lee, Denso Ulysse, Chris Hegardt

Total shots: 10

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 18

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 8

Saves: 4

EPL – Logan Ketterer; Bryam Rebelion (Guillermo Diaz 90’+1’), Drew Beckie, Chrio N’Toko, Moses Makinde; Yuma Monsalvez, Richie Ryan; Sebastian Velasquez, Sebastian Conteras (Louis Herrera 78’), Edson Partida (Omar Salgado 67’); Andrew Fox

Substitutes not used: Fordah, Gomez, Kiesewetter

Total shots: 15

Shots on goal: 6

Fouls: 12

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 7

Saves: 2

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