Charis Wilson

Tacoma Defiance defeated 3-0 at Portland Timbers 2

PORTLAND, OREG. – In the first of two meetings between the two sides this week, Tacoma Defiance (2-7-1, 7 points) fell 3-0 to Portland Timbers 2 (1-10-0, 3 points) on Thursday evening at Providence Park. The hosts exploded with three goals in a span of six minutes in the first half, including a brace from Jorge Gonzalez Arseni. The two rivals meet again on Saturday, September 12 at Providence Park (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).

The home side got on the board first in the 18th minute courtesy of Gonzalez Arseni on an assist from Aedan Stanley, minutes before Giovanni Calixtro made it 2-0 via with a penalty kick. Gonzalez Arseni made it 3-0 in the 24th minute on an assist from Calixtro, giving Timbers 2 its first win of the season and Defiance its fifth consecutive loss.


Tacoma Defiance I 0 – 3 I Portland Timbers 2
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Venue: Providence Park
Referee: Baboucarr Jallow
Attendance: Closed Door
Weather: Cloudy and 80 degrees


POR – Jorge Gonzalez Arseni (Aedan Stanley) 18’
POR – Giovanni Calixtro (penalty) 21’
POR – Jorge Gonzalez Arseni (Giovanni Calixtro) 24’


TAC – Collin Fernandez (caution) 68’
POR – Max Ornstil (caution) 80’


Tacoma Defiance – Eric Klenofsky; Alex Villanueva, Sam Rogers – Captain, Eric Kinzner (Abdoulaye Cissoko 65’), Danny Reynolds (Antonee Burke-Gilroy 57’); Chris Hegardt (Sota Kitahara 57’), Collin Fernandez; Chino Pérez (Azriel Gonzalez HT), Marlon Vargas, Ethan Dobbelaere (Danny Robles HT); Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez 

Substitutes not used: Conrad Lee, Ray Serrano

Total shots: 12
Shots on goal: 4
Fouls: 11
Offside: 4
Corner-kicks: 8
Saves: 2

Portland Timbers 2 – Jake Leeker; Harold Hansen, Aedan Stanley, Max Ornstil, Isaac Homer; Salvador Villegas Jr. (Cullen Wilkerson 90+2’), Jorge Gonzalez Arseni (Tega Ikoba 61’), Aaron Molloy, Dyson Clapier; Giovanni Calixtro, Marcus Epps – Captain

Substitutes not used: Hunter Sulte, Gerardo Durán, Mitchell Ferguson, Alejandro Torres

Total shots: 12
Shots on goal: 5
Fouls: 18
Offside: 2
Corner-kicks: 4
Saves: 4