Press Release

MATCH RECAP: Tacoma Defiance Draws 1-1 with LA Galaxy


CARSON, CALIF. – Tacoma Defiance (8-3-6, 33 points) drew 1-1 with LA Galaxy II (4-9-5, 20 points) Sunday evening at Dignity Health Sports Park, losing the ensuing shootout to head home with one point. Dylan Teves scored the lone goal for Defiance as the club kept its top spot in the Pacific Division and extended its unbeaten streak to seven games (4-0-3).

LA Galaxy II opened the scoring in the 11th minute when Jonathan Pérez slid a shot across the face of goal into the back of the net. The home side kept the lead until early in the second half when Fito Ovalle sliced a pass through Galaxy II’s defense to the feet of Teves, who took a few touches inside the area and fired a shot from a tight angle off the post and into goal in the 55th minute. Galaxy II keeper Novak Mićovic saved two of Tacoma’s attempts in the ensuing shootout to secure two points for the hosts.

Defiance goalkeeper Jacob Castro recorded nine saves in the contest, including a point-blank double save in the first half that kept Tacoma within striking distance.

Following tonight’s contest, Wade Webber’s side returns to Southern California next week to take on LAFC2 on Sunday, July 23 at Titan Stadium (5:00 p.m. PT / Apple TV).


Tacoma Defiance 1 – Los Angeles Galaxy II 1

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park

Referee: Laura Rodriguez

Assistants: Alicia Messer, Loren Barnett

Fourth official: Osvaldo Delgado-Landeros

Weather: 74 degrees and mostly sunny


LA – Jonathan Pérez (Aaron Bibout) 11’

TAC – Dylan Teves (Fito Ovalle) 55’


TAC – Hal Uderitz (saved)

LA – Adrián González (score)

TAC – Dylan Teves (score)

LA – Nico Schelotto (score)

TAC – Frank Daroma (score)

LA – Axel Picazo (score)

TAC – Gio Miglietti (score)

LA – Diego López (score)

TAC – Pedro (saved)


TAC – Fito Ovalle (caution) 35’

LA – Riley Dalgado (caution) 37’

LA – Gino Vivi (caution) 43’

LA – Adam Saldaña (caution) 66’

LA – Aaron Bibout (caution) 75’


Tacoma Defiance – Jacob Castro; Hal Uderitz, Fito Ovalle – captain, Stuart Hawkins; Blake Bowen, Frank Daroma, Sota Kitahara (Snyder Brunell HT), Travian Sousa (Pedro 72’); Dylan Teves, Paul Rothrock (Gio Miglietti 85’), Braudilio Rodrigues (Antonio Herrera 72’)

Substitutes not used: Wallis Lapsley, Elias Katsaros, Georgi Minoungou

Total shots: 9

Shots on goal: 4

Fouls: 9

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 8

Saves: 9

LA Galaxy II – Novak Mićović; Allan Legaspi (Nico Schelotto 68’), Carson Klein, Marcus Ferkranus, Riley Dalgado (Elijah Amadin 68’); Adrián González, Adam Saldaña – captain, Alex Alcalá (Diego López 68’), Gino Vivi (Axel Picazo 86’); Jonathan Pérez; Aaron Bibout

Substitutes not used: Simon Jillson, Emiliano Garcia, Brandon Téllez, Juan Calderón, Sergio Villalpando

Total shots: 22

Shots on goal: 10

Fouls: 12

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 7

Saves: 3