TACOMA, WASH. – Tacoma Defiance (2-11-4, 10 points) on Saturday earned a point on the road with a 1-1 draw at Austin Bold FC (5-5-5, 20 ponts). Justin Dhillon scored for the sixth time in his last seven games for the lone tally for Tacoma. Defiance snapped a two-game losing skid with the result and registered its second road point of the season. The club now has a two-week break before returning to the road for its next two matches.
Dhillon continued his strong stretch with a goal in the 37th minute to give Tacoma a 1-0 lead. He headed home a corner kick from Joel Rydstrand for his team-leading sixth goal of the season. Last week at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, Dhillon had his five-game scoring streak snapped that dated back to May 12.
Bold FC found an equalizer in the 61st minute off the foot of Kleber. He collected a loose ball near the top of the area and sent a shot that was deflected past Tacoma goalkeeper Trey Muse to even the match at 1-1. Austin is now unbeaten in its last three contests with the result (1-0-2).
Six players under the age of 20 saw action for Tacoma tonight, including one First Team player in Muse.
Tacoma Defiance next has a two-week break before traveling to take on Rio Grande Valley FC on Saturday, July 6 (5:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+). The club then faces Real Monarchs SLC on the road on Friday, July 12 (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).
Tacoma Defiance I 1-1 I Austin Bold FC
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Venue: Bold Stadium I Austin, Texas
Referee: Matthew Thompson
Assistants: Kevin Lock, Francisco Bermudez
Fourth Official: Joya Asadi
TAC – Justin Dhillon (Joel Rydstrand) 37’
AUS – Kleber 61’
TAC – Jesse Daley (caution) 82’
TAC – Azriel Gonzalez (ejection) 88’
AUS – Xavier Baez (caution) 90’
LINEUPS & STATS
TAC – Jacob Castro (Trey Muse 45’+7’); Denso Ulysse, Josh Atencio, Aleks Berkolds, Nick Hinds; Jesse Daley, Joel Rydstrand; Shandon Hopeau (Alec Diaz 79’), Antonee Burke-Gilroy (Danny Robles 61’), Azriel Gonzalez; Justin Dhillon
Substitutes not used: Modou Ndow, Marlon Vargas
Total shots: 6
Shots on goal: 4
AUS – Diego Restrepo; Sean McFarlane, Amobi Okugo, Jermaine Taylor, Demar Phillips (Josue Soto 67’); Isaac Promise (Ema Twumasi 73’), Xavier Baez, Valerii Saramutin, Sonny Guadarrama (Francis Atuahene HT); Kleber, Andre Lima
Substitutes not used: Juan David Ramirez, Fabien Garcia, Faris Abdi, Calum Mallace
Total shots: 12
Shots on goal: 4