BURNABY, B.C. – Tacoma Defiance (4-2-2, 16 points) fell 1-0 to Whitecaps FC 2 (5-3-1, 17 points) Sunday evening at Swangard Stadium. The result drops Tacoma to second place in the Pacific Division as Whitecaps FC 2 moves into first place.
The only goal of the match came from Whitecaps FC 2’s Kamron Habibullah, a long-range strike into the top corner of the net in the 57th minute. Tacoma's Andrew Thomas recorded three saves in the contest, all impressive stops to deny Whitecaps FC 2 in front of goal and keep the match close.
Following today’s result, Wade Webber’s side returns home to take on LAFC2 on Friday, May 26 at Starfire Stadium (7:00 p.m. PT / Apple TV).
Tacoma Defiance 0 – Whitecaps FC 2 1
Sunday, May 21, 2023
Venue: Swangard Stadium
Referee: Mazen Hassanin
Assistants: Sebastian Ritchers, Chris Harrop
Fourth official: Amer Ramic
Weather: 64 degrees and mostly cloudy
VAN – Kamron Habibullah (Giovanni Aguillar) 57’
TAC – Frank Daroma (caution) 80’
TAC – Eythor Bjørgolfsson (caution) 85’
LINEUPS & STATS
Tacoma Defiance – Andrew Thomas; Hal Uderitz, Stuart Hawkins (Eythor Bjørgolfsson, 66’), Abdoulaye Cissoko; Antonio Herrera (Sebastian Gomez, 81’), Fito Ovalle – captain (Blake Bowen, 66’), Sota Kitahara, Reed Baker-Whiting (Travian Sousa, HT); Frank Daroma, Gio Miglietti (Georgi Minoungou, 66’), Braudilio Rodrigues
Substitutes not used: Jacob Castro, Wallis Lapsley, Christopher Aquino
Total shots: 7
Shots on goal: 3
Whitecaps FC 2 – Isaac Boehmer; Elage Bah, Joshué Ndakala, Matteo Campagna, Mihail Gherasimencov (Christian Greco-Taylor, 86’); Kamron Habibullah (Malcolm Johnston, 90’), Vasco Fry, Giovanni Aguillar, Levonte Johnson; Gloire Amanda (Joe Hanson, 63’), Jean-Claude Ngando
Substitutes not used: Max Anchor, Simone Masi, Sydney Wathuta, Joven Mann
Total shots: 12
Shots on goal: 4