Press Release

Match Recap: Tacoma Defiance Falls 1-0 to Houston Dynamo 2 at AVEVA Stadium on Sunday Night


HOUSTON, TEXAS – Tacoma Defiance (7-3-4, 28 points) lost 1-0 to Houston Dynamo 2 (8-4-1, 25 points) on Sunday night, ending club’s nine-match unbeaten streak that started on April 25.

After a nearly scoreless 90 minutes, Houston’s Marcelo Palomino broke the deadlock in the 89th minute, scoring from outside the area off a free kick. The shot snuck through the Defiance wall and found the bottom corner of the net. The loss marks the first time that Tacoma, the league-leaders in goals scored (35), has been shut out all season.

Following the result tonight, Wade Webber’s side has a week off before heading down to Oregon for a rematch with rival Timbers2 (7:00p.m. PT /


Tacoma Defiance 0 – Houston Dynamo 2 1

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Venue: AVEVA Stadium

Referee: Brad Jensen

Weather: 93 degrees and mostly sunny


HOU – Marcelo Palomino 89’


HOU – Juan Castilla (caution) 22’

TAC – Hal Uderitz (caution) 37’

TAC – Valentin Sabella (caution) 42’

TAC – Fito Ovalle (caution) 45’

TAC – Georgi Minoungou (caution) 88’

HOU – Diego Rosas (caution) 90+4’


Tacoma Defiance – Andrew Thomas, Cody Baker, Achille Robin, Hal Uderitz (Alfred Gombe-Fei 90’), Randy Mendoza – captain, Marlon Vargas, Fito Ovalle (Joe Hafferty 62’), Ethan Dobbelaere (Georgi Minoungou HT), Reed Baker-Whiting (Juan Alvarez 61’), Valentin Sabella (Sota Kitahara HT), Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez

Substitutes not used: Wallis Lapsley, Eric Kinzner

Total shots: 5

Shots on goal: 1

Fouls: 11

Offside: 2

Corner-kicks: 2

Saves: 2

Houston Dynamo 2 – Andrew Pannenberg, Reese Miller (Jathan Juarez 63’), Micael dos Santos Silva, Jon-Talen Maples, Mujeeb Murana, Brooklyn Raines (Paulo Lima 87’), Juan Castilla, Marcelo Palomino, Jacob Evans (Diego Rosas 58’), Kyle Edwards (D’Alessandro Herrera 87’), Papa Ndoye

Substitutes not used: Logan Erb, Joseph Farouz, Joyner Castillo, Sterling Penniston-John

Total shots: 13

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 7

Offside: 2

Corner-kicks: 6

Saves: 1