Press Release

MATCH RECAP: Tacoma Defiance Falls 3-1 to Colorado Rapids 2 Sunday Night at Starfire Stadium


TUKWILA, WASH. – Tacoma Defiance (10-5-7, 41 points) fell 3-1 to Colorado Rapids 2 (14-3-5, 51 points) Sunday night at Starfire Stadium. Tacoma remains in first place in the Pacific Division, six points above Earthquakes II, and third place in the Western Conference.

Colorado Rapids 2 struck first in the eighth minute, with Dillon Serna sending in a low free kick from just outside the area past the hands of Defiance goalkeeper Jacob Castro. The away side doubled its lead when Yosuke Hanya converted a penalty kick in the 60th minute before adding another penalty goal via Rémi Cabral in second-half stoppage time.

Gio Miglietti pulled one back for Tacoma in the 72nd minute, volleying a deflected cross into the back of the net. The strike marked Miglietti’s fifth goal of the year, second on the team.

Following today’s contest, Wade Webber’s side travels to take on North Texas SC on Saturday, August 19 at Choctaw Stadium (5:30 p.m. PT /


Tacoma Defiance 1 – Colorado Rapids 2 3

Sunday August 13, 2023

Venue: Starfire Stadium

Referee: Austin Saini

Assistants: Ryan Jung, Cephas Quartson

Fourth official: Dion Coxe-Trieger

Weather: 82 degrees and sunny


COL – Dillon Serna 8’

COL – Yosuke Hanya (penalty) 61’

TAC – Gio Miglietti 72’

COL – Rémi Cabral (penalty) 90’+5’


TAC – Frank Daroma (caution) 13’ 

TAC – Braudilio Rodrigues (caution) 19’

TAC – Stuart Hawkins (caution) 60’

COL – Marlon Vargas (caution) 82’

COL – Pariss Mitchell (caution) 87’

COL – Jackson Travis (caution) 90’+1’

TAC – Hal Uderitz (caution) 90’+4’


Tacoma Defiance – Jacob Castro; Stuart Hawkins, Fito Ovalle – Captain, Gio Miglietti (Eythor Bjørgolfsson 73’); Blake Bowen, Hal Uderitz, Snyder Brunell (Juan Alvarez 73’), Frank Daroma; Antonio Herrera (Pedro 68’), Braudilio Rodrigues; Georgi Minoungou

Substitutes not used: Wallis Lapsley, Chris Aquino, Etienne Veillard 

Total shots: 12

Shots on goal: 4

Fouls: 15

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 5

Saves: 3

Colorado Rapids 2 – Adam Beaudry; Jackson Travis, Blake Malone, Daniel Garcia, Dillon Serna (Jackson Walti 68’); Robinson Aguirre, Daouda Amadou, Steve Flores (Logan Batiste 46’); Marlon Vargas (Pariss Mitchell 83’), Rémi Cabral, Yosuke Hanya (Patrick Dormoh 90’+6’)

Substitutes not used: Keith Chavarria, Caique, Leonardo Medina

Total shots: 12

Shots on goal: 6

Fouls: 13

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 7

Saves: 3