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MATCH RECAP: Tacoma Defiance Drops 2-1 Road Result to LAFC2


FULLERTON, CALF. – Tacoma Defiance (8-4-6, 33 points) lost 2-1 to LAFC2 (3-10-5, 14 points) Sunday evening at Titan Stadium. Tacoma remains in first place in the Pacific Division after tonight's result, three points ahead of Whitecaps FC 2, with one game in hand.

After LAFC2’s Matheus Maia got the home side on the board in the 11th minute, Chris Aquino equalized for Tacoma in the 27th minute. Sota Kitahara played a ball in front of goal that was deflected by LAFC2 goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau right to the feet of Aquino, who converted the easy finish. LAFC scored the winner in the 57th minute courtesy of a close-range effort by Tamir Ratovitz.

Following tonight’s contest, Wade Webber’s side heads home to take on Whitecaps FC 2 on Sunday, July 30 at Starfire Stadium (12:00 p.m. PT /


Tacoma Defiance 1 – LAFC2 2

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Venue: Titan Stadium

Referee: Adam Zarrin

Assistants: Noah Kenyawani, Seth Martin

Fourth official: Servando Berna Rico

Weather: 71 and light showers


LAFC – Matheus Maia 11’

TAC – Chris Aquino 27’

LAFC – Tamir Ratoviz (Erik Dueñas) 57’


LAFC – Jeremy Batioja (caution) 36’

TAC – Fito Ovalle (caution) 44’

LAFC – Christopher Jaime (caution) 64’

LAFC – Tamir Ratovitz (caution) 65’

TAC – Frank Daroma (caution) 77’

LAFC – Mamadou Mbacke (caution) 77’

TAC – Paul Rothrock (caution) 80’


Tacoma Defiance – Andrew Thomas; Hal Udertiz, Fito Ovalle – captain, Stuart Hawkins; Reed Baker-Whiting (Blake Bowen 71’), Sota Kitahara (Gio Miglietti 78’), Frank Daroma, Braudilio Rodrigues, Cody Baker (Travian Sousa 71’); Paul Rothrock, Chris Aquino (Georgi Minoungou 63’)

Substitutes not used: Wallis Lapsley, Elias Katsaros, Pedro, Juan Alvarez

Total shots: 5

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 10

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 3

Saves: 7

LAFC2 – Maxime Crépeau; Luca Bombino, Mamadou Mbacke, Diego Rosales, Julian Gaines; Tamir Ratovitz (Noah Dollenmayer 72’), Erik Dueñas, Jeremy Batioja (Christopher Jaime HT); Christian Torres (Yekeson Subah 88’), Nathan Ordaz (Adrian Wibowo 90+2’), Matheus Maia (Favian Vazquez 72’)

Substitutes not used: Abraham Romero, Armando Avila, Matthew Evans, Joshua Santiago

Total shots: 15

Shots on goal: 9

Fouls: 17

Offside: 0

Corner-kicks: 7

Saves: 1