SAN JOSE, CALIF. – Tacoma Defiance (4-3-4, 19 points) drew 1-1 with Earthquakes II (4-5-3, 17 points) Sunday evening at PayPal Park. Tacoma lost the ensuing shootout at the end of regulation, leaving the Bay Area with one point.
San Jose struck first in the 29th minute. Jack Skahan sent a cross in that found the feet of Will Richmond right in front of goal, who finished the chance into the roof of the net.
Reed Baker-Whiting leveled the match in the 56th minute for Tacoma, finishing a shot from just outside the area into the far corner of the net for his first MLS NEXT Pro goal of the year.
In a shootout that lasted seven rounds, Tacoma converted five of its attempts compared to Earthquakes II’s six, sending Defiance home with a road point. The result keeps Tacoma in second place in the Pacific Division with 19 points through 11 matches played.
Following today’s contest, Wade Webber’s side continues its road stretch as it takes on Sporting KC II on Thursday, June 15 at Rock Chalk Park (5:00 p.m. PT / Apple TV).
Tacoma Defiance 1 – Earthquakes II 1
Sunday, June 11, 2023
Venue: PayPal Park
Referee: Ricardo Fierro
Assistants: Andrew Hanks, Justin Fillmore
Fourth official: Alberto Azpeitia
Weather: 73 degrees and partly cloudy
SJ – Will Richmond (Jack Skahan) 29’
TAC – Reed Baker-Whiting (Snyder Brunell) 56’
TAC – Abdoulaye Cissoko (score)
SJ – Ousseni Bouda (score)
TAC – Eythor Bjørgolfsson (score)
SJ – Eduardo Blancas (score)
TAC – Travian Sousa (score)
SJ – Rodolfo Castro (score)
TAC – Frank Daroma (saved)
SJ – Cameron Cilley (score)
TAC – Braudilio Rodrigues (score)
SJ – Cruz Medina (saved)
TAC – Antonio Herrera (score)
SJ – Will Richmond (score)
TAC – Sebastian Gomez (saved)
SJ – Aaron Edwards (score)
SJ – Casey Walls (caution) 20’
SJ – Cameron Cilley (caution) 58’
SJ – Aaron Eduwards (caution) 86’
LINEUPS & STATS
Tacoma Defiance – Andrew Thomas; Stuart Hawkins, Abdoulaye Cissoko, Elias Katsaros; Reed Baker-Whiting (Antonio Herrera 82’), Frank Daroma, Snyder Brunell (Gio Miglietti 72’), Travian Sousa; Ethan Dobbelaere (Sebastian Gomez 62’), Paul Rothrock (Eythor Bjørgolfsson 82’), Braudilio Rodrigues – captain
Substitutes not used: Wallis Lapsley, Georgi Minoungou, Chris Aquino
Total shots: 8
Shots on goal: 1
Earthquakes II – Emmanuel Ochoa; Oscar Verhoeven, Daniel Munie, Casey Walls (Cruz Medina 46’), Giancarlo Mota Morfin (Aaron Edwards 73’); Michael Baldisimo (Edwyn Mendoza 67’), Cameron Cilley; Jack Skahan (Rodolfo Castro 46’), Niko Tsakiris (Eduardo Blancas 67’), Will Richmond; Ousseni Bouda
Substitutes not used: Eric De La Cerda, Alejandro Cano, Alex Chow
Total shots: 10
Shots on goal: 3