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MATCH RECAP: Tacoma Defiance Draws 1-1 With Timbers2 Saturday Night at Providence Park, Wins Ensuing Shootout


PORTLAND, ORE. – Tacoma Defiance (9-4-7, 38 points) drew 1-1 with Timbers2 (8-11-1, 25 points) Saturday evening at Providence Park. Defiance won the ensuing shootout to leave Portland with two points and increase its lead atop the Pacific Division.

Abdoulaye Cissoko opened the scoring for Tacoma with a penalty strike. After Paul Rothrock was fouled by Timbers2 goalkeeper Hunter Sulte, Cissoko stepped up to the spot and buried the following attempt in the 10th minute. T2 answered quickly, with Florián Monzón scoring the equalizer in the 13th minute. Following 90 minutes of play, Timbers2 missed its second and third attempts in the ensuing shootout, while Tacoma made all of its four to send Defiance home with two points.

Following today’s contest, Wade Webber’s side hosts Sporting Kansas City II on Wednesday, August 9 at Starfire Stadium (7:00 p.m. PT /


Tacoma Defiance 1 – Timbers2 1

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Venue: Providence Park

Referee: Robert Vincze

Assistants: Baboucarr Jallow, Eric Krueger

Fourth official: Jaclyn Metz

Weather: 78 degrees and mostly cloudy


TAC – Abdoulaye Cissoko (penalty) 10’

POR – Florián Monzón (Jaden Jones-Riley) 13’


POR – Florián Monzón (score)

TAC – Braudilio Rodrigues (score)

POR – Diego Gutiérrez (miss)

TAC – Abdoulaye Cissoko (score)

POR – Tristan Weber (miss)

TAC – Blake Bowen (score)

POR – Blake Pope (score)

TAC – Gio Miglietti (score)


TAC – Abdoulaye Cissoko (caution) 28’

POR – Ian Shaul (caution) 32’

TAC – Cody Baker (caution) 43’

TAC – Hal Uderitz (caution) 47’

TAC – Paul Rothrock (caution) 52’

POR – Tyler Clegg (caution) 57’

POR – Julian Bravo (caution) 79’


Tacoma Defiance – Andrew Thomas; Cody Baker, Hal Uderitz – captain, Abdoulaye Cissoko, Reed Baker-Whiting; Sota Kitahara, Frank Daroma, Josh Atencio; Georgi Minoungou (Blake Bowen 85’), Paul Rothrock (Gio Miglietti 85’), Travian Sousa (Braudilio Rodrigues 64’)

Substitutes not used: Wallis Lapsley, Elias Katsaros, Stuart Hawkins, Pedro, Chris Aquino, Juan Alvarez

Total shots: 13

Shots on goal: 5

Fouls: 14

Offside: 2

Corner-kicks: 6

Saves: 4

Timbers2 – Hunter Sulte; Julian Bravo, Tyler Clegg, Michael Dunne (Keesean Ferdinand 64’); Blake Pope, Michael Vang (Tristan Weber 89’), Ian Shaul (Noel Caliskan 64’), Victor Griffith – captain (Victor Enriquez 89’), Jaden Jones-Riley; Tega Ikoba (Diego Gutiérrez 77’), Florián Monzón

Substitutes not used: Ryan Bilichuk, Justin Rasmussen, Adrian Orteallao, Josh Penn

Total shots: 17

Shots on goal: 5

Fouls: 13

Offside: 1


Saves: 3