TACOMA, WASH. – Tacoma Defiance (2-11-5, 11 points) on Saturday earned its second consecutive road draw with a 0-0 result at Rio Grande Valley FC (5-7-5, 20 points). Tacoma played to a 1-1 draw in its last contest on June 15 at Austin Bold FC. Defiance has now earned a point in consecutive road games for the first time this season.
First Team goalkeeper Trey Muse made four saves to earn his second career professional clean sheet. Muse also shut out Rio Grande Valley FC in his professional debut and Tacoma’s season opener on March 8, 1-0, at Cheney Stadium.
Shandon Hopeau led Tacoma’s attack with two shots and one chance created before Sam Rogers came on for him in the 84th minute. Defensively, Josh Atencio recorded three tackles and six clearances, while First Team defender Jonathan Campbell led Tacoma with 10 clearances.
Five players under the age of 20 saw action for Tacoma tonight, including one First Team player in Muse.
Tacoma Defiance next travels to take on Real Monarchs SLC on Friday, July 12 (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+). The club then hosts Las Vegas Lights FC on Wednesday, July 24 at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).
Tacoma Defiance I 0-0 I Rio Grande Valley FC
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Venue: H-E-B Park I Edinburgh, Texas
Referee: Calin Radosav
Assistants: Francisco Bermudez, Jeremy Weed
Fourth Official: Julian Trevino
RGV – Sam Junqua (caution) 42’
TAC – Nick Hinds (caution) 58’
TAC – Josh Atencio (caution) 69’
TAC – Jesse Daley (caution) 78’
TAC – Marlon Vargas (caution) 90’+6’
LINEUPS & STATS
TAC – Trey Muse; Denso Ulysse, Jonathan Campbell, Aleks Berkolds, Nick Hinds; Josh Atencio, Joel Rydstrand (Jesse Daley 62’); Shandon Hopeau (Sam Rogers 84’), Danny Robles (Antonee Burke-Gilroy 56’), Marlon Vargas; Alec Diaz
Substitutes not used: Conrad Lee, Ray Serrano
Total shots: 8
Shots on goal: 0
RGV – Michael Nelson; Zach Jackson, Erik McCue, Kyle Adams, Sam Junqua; Romilio Hernandez (Nico Lemoine 79’), Isidro Martinez; Kevin Rodriguez (Eric Bird 56’), Camilo Monroy, Jesus Enriquez; Ronaldo Pena (Carlos Small 74’)
Substitutes not used: Nicolas Corti, Robert Castellanos, Andrew Samuels, David Cabrera
Total shots: 19
Shots on goal: 4