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MATCH RECAP: Tacoma Defiance Draws 2-2 with Sporting KC II, Loses Shootout


LAWRENCE, KANSAS – Tacoma Defiance (4-3-5, 20 points) drew 2-2 with Sporting KC II (4-4-4, 18 points) Thursday evening at Rock Chalk Park. Tacoma lost the ensuing shootout at the end of regulation, leaving Kansas with one point.

Sporting KC II opened the scoring in the 42nd minute. Ozzie Cisneros was able to stab home the rebound on a deflected cross for the lead right before halftime.

Paul Rothrock leveled the score minutes into the second half. After winning possession in the final third, Cody Baker sent in a pass to Braudilio Rodrigues, who dribbled into the area and fired a low cross that found the feet of Rothrock for the easy finish in front of goal.

The home side retook the lead in the 68th minute when Pau Vidal received a ball on a breakaway and finished the one-on-one chance in front of goal.

After Antonio Herrera drew a foul in the area, Rodrigues converted the ensuing penalty kick in the 76th minute to level the match at two apiece. The goal marked his sixth of the season, leading the team.

Following full time, Tacoma lost the ensuing shootout 5-4 as Defiance left Rock Chalk Park with a point.

Following tonight’s contest, Wade Webber’s side travels to Colorado Rapids 2 on Sunday, June 18 (5:30 p.m. PT / Apple TV).



Tacoma Defiance 2 – Sporting KC II 2

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Venue: Rock Chalk Park

Referee: Drew Klemp

Assistants: Melissa Gonzalez, Matthew Rodman

Fourth official: Velimir Stefanovic

Weather: 85 degrees and sunny


SKC – Ozzie Cisneros 42’

TAC – Paul Rothrock (Braudilio Rodrigues) 47’

SKC – Pau Vidal (Nassim Mekideche) 68’

TAC Braudilio Rodrigues (penalty) 76'


SKC – Ethan Bryant (score)

TAC – Dylan Teves (score)

SKC – Danny Flores (score)

TAC – Braudilio Rodrigues (score)

SKC – Lucas Rose (miss)

TAC – Antonio Herrera (saved)

SKC – Pau Vidal (score)

TAC – Travian Sousa (score)

SKC – Chris Rindov (score)

TAC – Paul Rothrock (score)

SKC – Ozzie Cisneros (score)

TAC – Hal Uderitz (miss)




Tacoma Defiance – Jacob Castro; Stuart Hawkins, Hal Uderitz, Elias Katsaros; Dylan Teves, Fito Ovalle – captain (Frank Daroma HT), Josh Atencio, Cody Baker (Travian Sousa 61’); Chris Aquino (Antonio Herrera HT), Eythor Bjørgolfsson (Paul Rothrock HT), Georgi Minoungou (Braudilio Rodrigues HT)

Substitutes not used: Wallis Lapsley, Gio Migietti, Snyder Brunell

Total shots: 11

Shots on goal: 4

Fouls: 14

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 3

Saves: 3

Sporting KC II – John Pulskamp; Lucas Rosa, Chris Rindov, Nassim Mekideche, Nati Clarke; Cam Duke, Danny Flores, Felipe Hernández (Ethan Bryant 61’); Alenis Vargas (Sebastian Cruz 61’), Stephen Afrifa (Pau Vidal 61’), Ozzie Cisneros

Substitutes not used: Ethan Bandré, Jahon Rad, Vitor Dias, Enzo Mauriz, Josh Coan, Andrew Draper

Total shots: 23

Shots on goal: 5

Fouls: 11

Offside: 2

Corner-kicks: 6

Saves: 2