Danny Robles
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Tacoma Defiance falls 2-1 to Reno 1868 FC

RENO, NEV. – Tacoma Defiance (2-3-1, 7 points) fell 2-1 to Reno 1868 FC (4-1-0, 12 points) on Saturday evening at Greater Nevada Field. Danny Robles scored the lone goal for Tacoma, who saw its three-match unbeaten streak (2-0-1) snapped. Defiance currently sits five points back of Reno in the standings for Group A, the four-team group created after USL’s resumption of play following the COVID-19 shutdown.

After Benjamin Kikanovic put Reno up 1-0 in the 20th minute, Robles equalized four minutes on an assist from Marlon Vargas. It marked the second goal of the season for Robles, tied for second on the team with Jesús Pérez, two behind team-leading Alec Díaz. Reno found the equalizer just eight minutes later with a penalty kick goal in the 32nd minute from Corey Herzog.


Tacoma Defiance 1 – Reno 1868 FC 2
Saturday, August 8, 2020

Venue: Greater Nevada Field
Referee: Nicholas Marin
Attendance: Closed Door
Weather: Clear and 93 degrees


REN – Benjamin Kikanovic 20’
TAC – Danny Robles (Marlon Vargas) 24’
REN – Corey Herzog (penalty) 32’


TAC – Christian Herrera (caution) 31’
REN – Corey Herzog (caution) 32’
TAC – Abdoulaye Cissoko (caution) 40’
REN – Sergio Rivas (caution) 48’
REN – Emilio Ycaza (caution) 90+3’


Tacoma Defiance – Christian Herrera; Abdoulaye Cissoko (Danny Reynolds 55’), Sam Rogers, Taylor Mueller – captain, Nick Hinds (Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez 74’); Sota Kitahara, Collin Fernandez (Chris Hegardt 63’); Marlon Vargas (Jesús Pérez 63’), Danny Robles, Azriel Gonzalez (Ray Serrano 74’); Alec Díaz

Substitutes not used: Conrad Lee

Total shots: 17
Shots on goal: 8
Fouls: 7
Offside: 0
Corner-kicks: 5
Saves: 6

Reno 1868 FC – Eric De La Cerda; Brent Richards – captain, Sam Gleadle, Tony Alfaro (Jared Trimmer 87’), Thomas Janjigian; Sergio Rivas (Emilio Ycaza 71’), Tucker Bone, Kevin Partida, Benjamin Kikanovic (Foster Langsdorf 87’), Christiano François (Younes Boudadi 85’); Corey Herzog

Substitutes not used: Aidan Apodaca, Mouhamed Dabo

Total shots: 17
Shots on goal: 8
Fouls: 14
Offside: 2
Corner-kicks: 5
Saves: 7