Press Release

MATCH RECAP: Tacoma Defiance Falls 3-1 on the Road to Minnesota United FC 2


BLAINE, MINN. – Tacoma Defiance (4-4-1, 14 points) lost 3-1 to Minnesota United FC 2 (3-4-0, 9 points) Sunday afternoon at the National Sports Center. Yu Tsukanome got Defiance on the board in the first half, but three unanswered goals by the home side was enough to secure the win for Minnesota. Following the result, Tacoma now travels to take on Houston Dynamo 2 on Sunday, May 26 at SaberCats Stadium (4:00 p.m. PT / Apple TV).


Tacoma Defiance 1 – Minnesota United FC 2 3

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Venue: National Sports Center

Referee: Elvis Osmanovic

Assistants: Eric Del Rosario, Mateusz Dulski

Fourth official: Chris Ruska

Weather: 70 degrees and sunny


TAC – Yu Tsukanome (Osaze De Rosario) 32’

MIN – Patrick Weah (Britton Fischer) 38’

MIN – Alejandro Bran 60’

MIN – Finn McRobb (Britton Fischer) 72’


TAC – Osaze De Rosario (caution) 28’

TAC – Frank Daroma (caution) 28’

TAC – Antino Lopez (caution) 35’

MIN – Alejandro Bran (caution) 82’


Tacoma Defiance – Jacob Castro; Blake Bowen (Gallatin Sandnes HT), Antino Lopez, Brian Aguilar (Burke Fahling 63’), Travian Sousa; Snyder Brunell (Chris Aquino 63’), Frank Daroma; Faysal Bettache – captain, Sebastian Gomez (Kelvin Luis Brito 65’), Yu Tsukanome (Shaun Braun 85’); Osaze De Rosario

Substitutes not used: Lars Helleren

Total shots: 3

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 13

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 1

Saves: 4

Minnesota United FC 2 – Clint Irwin (Alec Smir 61’); Victor Eriksson, Zarek Valentin, Morris Duggan; Britton Fischer, Keith Romanshyn (Tamer Ibsais 78’), Rory O’Driscoll, Alejandro Bran, Finn McRobb; Darius Randell (Nathan Moua 87’), Patrick Weah (Julian Banks 61’)

Substitutes not used: Molik Jesse Khan, Loïc Mesanvi, Jonah Gasho, William Schmidt, Jack Grossman

Total shots: 14

Shots on goal: 8

Fouls: 17

Offside: 2

Corner-kicks: 7

Saves: 1