Press Release

MATCH RECAP: Tacoma Defiance Draws 1-1 with LAFC2, Wins Shootout


TUKWILA, WASH. – Tacoma Defiance (4-2-3, 18 points) drew 1-1 with LAFC2 (1-4-4, 7 points) Friday evening at Starfire Stadium. Tacoma won the ensuing shootout at the end of regulation to secure the extra point.

After a scoreless first half, Defiance got on the board first courtesy of an own goal in the 51st minute. Paul Rothrock crossed a looping ball into the area that found the feet of Sebastian Gomez, who fired a shot that deflected off LAFC2’s Noah Dollenmayer for the opening goal.

LAFC2 answered back in the 81st minute, with Christian Torres jumping on a turnover and firing a shot into the back of the net.

In the ensuing shootout, Defiance converted its first three attempts as LAFC2 missed its first two. Following LAFC2’s lone make, Defiance keeper Jacob Castro saved the visiting side’s fourth try to secure the extra point.

Following today’s result, Wade Webber’s stays at home to take on St. Louis CITY 2 on Monday, June 5 (6:00 p.m. PT / Apple TV).


Tacoma Defiance 1 – LAFC2 1

Friday, May 26, 2023

Venue: Starfire Sports Stadium

Referee: Jaclyn Metz

Assistants: Katarzyna Wasiak, Hunter Zachwieja

Fourth official: Mike Hohnholz

Weather: 75 degrees and sunny


TAC – Own Goal (Noah Dollenmayer) 51’ 

LAFC – Christian Torres 81’ 


TAC – Hal Uderitz (score)

LAFC – Noah Dollenmayer (miss)

TAC – Fito Ovalle (score)

LAFC – Yekeson Suban (miss)

TAC – Eythor Bjørgolfsson (score)

LAFC – Diego Rosales (score)

TAC – Sota Kitara (miss)

LAFC – Ryan Ayoub (saved)


LAFC – Yekeson Subah (caution) 14’

TAC – Travian Sousa (caution) 45’

LAFC – Jeremy Batioja (caution) 60’ 

LAFC – Christian Diaz (caution) 66’

TAC – Frank Daroma (caution) 80’


Tacoma Defiance – Jacob Castro; Blake Bowen, Abdoulaye Cissoko (Hal Uderitz 46’), Stuart Hawkins, Travian Sousa (Gio Miglietti 86’); Frank Daroma, Sota Kitahara,; Antonio Herrera (Eythor Bjørgolfsson 46’), Georgi Minoungou (Sebastian Gomez 46’), Paul Rothrock (Fito Ovalle 62’); Braudilio Rodrigues - captain

Substitutes not used: Wallis Lapsley, Elias Katsaros, Christopher Aquino

Total shots: 9

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 11

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 6

Saves: 4

LAFC2 – Jassem Koleilat; Diego Rosales, Christian Diaz, Noah Dollenmayer, Javen Romero (Armando Avila 55’); Christopher Jaime, Jeremy Batioja (Alixson Soukup 77’), Tamir Ratoviz (Ryan Ayoub 55’); Yekeson Subah, Dustin Aguirre, Christian Torres

Substitutes not used: Jeremi Rodríguez, Giancarlo Sagredo, Luca Bombino, Matheus Maia

Total shots: 8

Shots on goal: 5

Fouls: 19

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 3

Saves: 2