Press Release

MATCH RECAP: Tacoma Defiance Draws 0-0 with Whitecaps FC 2, Wins Shootout


TUKWILA, WASH. – Tacoma Defiance (3-2-1, 11 points) drew 0-0 with Whitecaps FC 2 (1-1-3, 7 points points) Sunday night at Starfire Stadium, winning the ensuing shootout to secure the extra point. Goalkeeper Andrew Thomas made three saves en route to a clean sheet, as well as two in the shootout as Defiance remains undefeated at home in 2024. Tacoma stays at home to host The Town FC on Thursday, April 25 (7:00 p.m. PT / Apple TV).


Tacoma Defiance 0 (4) – Whitecaps FC 2 (2)

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Venue: Starfire Stadium

Referee: Servando Berna

Assistants: James Ewer, Eric Wood

Fourth official: Dion Coxe-Trieger

Weather: 55 degrees and mostly cloudy




VAN – Eliot Goldthorp (scored)

TAC – Chris Aquino (scored)

VAN – Buster Sjoberg (scored)

TAC – Faysal Bettache (scored)

VAN – Antoine Coupland (saved)

TAC – Kalani Kossa-Rienzi (scored)

VAN – Malcolm Simmons (saved)

TAC – Travian Sousa (scored)


VAN – Jeevan Badwal (caution) 65’

TAC – Frank Daroma (caution) 70’


Tacoma Defiance – Andrew Thomas; Kalani Kossa-Rienzi, Stuart Hawkins, Nathan, Jonathan Bell (Travian Sousa 61’); Sota Kitahara, Frank Daroma; Georgi Minoungou (Faysal Bettache 66’), Snyder Brunell (Chris Aquino 75’), Dylan Teves (Yu Tsukanome 46’); Gio Miglietti – captain (Osaze De Rosario 46’)

Substitutes not used: Jacob Castro, Owen O’Malley, Antino Lopez, Burke Fahling

Total shots: 18

Shots on goal: 4

Fouls: 14

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 7

Saves: 3

Whitecaps FC 2 – Isaac Boehmer; Buster Sjoberg, Belal Halbouni (Immanuel Mathe 62’), Finn Linder; Luca Chen, Jeevan Badwal, Jay Herdman – captain (Myles Morgan 75’), Ralph-William Johnson Priso-Mbongue (Malcolm Simmons 46’), Eliot Goldthorp; Cyprian Kachwele, Johnny Selemani (Antoine Coupland 46’)

Substitutes not used: Max Anchor, Mihail Gherasimencov, Darko Ilic, Mateo Clark, Malek Mehri

Total shots: 8

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 11

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 2

Saves: 4