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Charis Wilson

MATCH RECAP: Tacoma Defiance drops decision at Portland Timbers 2

TACOMA, WASH. – Tacoma Defiance (5-19-5, 20 points) on Friday dropped a 6-3 decision to Portland Timbers 2 (10-11-8, 38 points) at Providence Park. First Team players Alex Roldan, Justin Dhillon and Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez each netted a goal for Tacoma. The three-goal output was the highest of the season in a road game for Defiance.

First Team midfielder Alex Roldan scored the first goal of the evening for Tacoma in the 42nd minute. Chris Hegardt sent a ball from midfield to the foot of Handwalla Bwana, who took a few touches before leaving a pass for Roldan just outside of the six-yard box. Roldan took one touch with his right foot and finished past the Portland goalkeeper to trim the lead to 3-1. The goal was the first for Roldan in six games this season.

In the 53rd minute, Dhillon received a lead pass from midfield off the foot of Danny Robles and had his first shot saved before burying the rebound for his 10th marker of the season. Ocampo-Chavez netted his fifth goal of the season in the 90th minute. Herbert Robinson won a ball and sent a pass to Ocampo-Chavez who blasted a shot from the top of the area that found the back of the net to make it 6-3.

Six players under the age of 20 saw action for Tacoma tonight, including two First Team players in Trey Muse and Ocampo-Chavez.

Defiance next returns home to take on Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Saturday, September 28 (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+). The club then hits the road to face Fresno FC on Saturday, October 5 (7:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+).


Tacoma Defiance I 3-6 I Portland Timbers 2

Friday, September 20, 2019

Venue: Providence Park I Portland, Oregon

Referee: Matthew Thompson

Assistants: Andrew Marihart, Ryan Jung

Fourth Official: Mike Hohnholz


POR – Brayan Hurtado (Dairon Asprilla) 3’

POR – Dairon Asprilla (Foster Langsdorf) 22’

POR – Ryan Sierakowski (Harold Hanson) 40’

TAC – Alex Roldan (Handwalla Bwana) 42’

POR – Eryk Williamson 45’

POR – Dairon Asprilla (penalty) 48’

TAC – Justin Dhillon 53’

POR – Jose Carlos Anguiano (Foster Langsdorf) 83’

TAC – Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Herbert Robinson) 90’


TAC – Jesse Daley (caution) 44’

TAC – Justin Dhillon (caution) 53’

POR – Dairon Asprilla (caution) 58’


TAC – Trey Muse; Jesse Daley, Aleks Berkolds, Sam Rogers, Alex Villanueva (Nick Hinds 56’); Chris Hegardt (Herbert Robinson 74’), Josh Atencio (Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez 56’); Alex Roldan, Danny Robles, Handwalla Bwana; Justin Dhillon

Substitutes not used: Conrad Lee, Ethan Dobbelaere, Shandon Hopeau, Ray Serrano

Total shots: 11

Shots on goal: 6

Fouls: 12

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 3

Saves: 7

POR – Alijaz Ivacic; Harold Hanson (Caleb Kiner 81’), Max Ornstil, Todd Wharton, Marco Farfan (Nathan Smith HT); Eryk Williamson, Jose Carlos Anguiano; Dairon Asprilla, Ryan Sierakowski, Brayan Hurtado (Cristian Ojeda 68’); Foster Langsdorf

Substitutes not used: Jake Leeker, Gio Calixtro, Dyson Clapier

Total shots: 21

Shots on goal: 13

Fouls: 13

Offside: 0

Corner-kicks: 10

Saves: 3