Press Release

MATCH RECAP: Tacoma Defiance Wins 2-0 on the Road Over Colorado Rapids 2


COMMERCE CITY, COLO. – Tacoma Defiance (4-2-3, 17 points) defeated Colorado Rapids 2 (1-5-1, 5 points) 2-0 Sunday evening Dick’s Sporting Good Park. Dylan Teves and Marlon Vargas each scored their second goal of the season and Andrew Thomas recorded the shutout as Defiance earned its first road win of the year.

After a scoreless first half, Teves got Defiance on the board in the 58th minute when he intercepted a Rapids 2 pass inside the area and shot the ball into the top of the net for the 1-0 lead. Tacoma doubled its advantage in the 71st minute when midfielder Sota Kitahara chipped a through ball past the backline and right to the feet of Vargas, who finished from close range to seal the match.

Wade Webber’s side plays its first game of the season at Cheney Stadium next Tuesday, May 31 as it hosts Timbers2 (7:00 p.m. PT /


Tacoma Defiance 2 – Colorado Rapids 2 0

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Referee: Laura Rodriguez

Weather: 52 degrees and partly cloudy


TAC – Dylan Teves 58’

TAC – Marlon Vargas (Sota Kitahara) 71’


TAC – Danny Leyva (caution) 65’

COL – Yosuke Hanya (caution) 84’

TAC – Randy Mendoza (caution) 88’

TAC – Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (caution) 90+1’

TAC – Sota Kitahara (caution) 90+2’


Tacoma Defiance – Andrew Thomas, Joe Hafferty (Cody Baker 72’), Achille Robin, Stuart Hawkins, Randy Mendoza – captain, Danny Leyva (Adolfo Ovalle 70’), Sota Kitahara, Reed Baker-Whiting (Juan Alvarez 68’), Dylan Teves (Georgi Minoungou 80’), Sam Adeniran (Marlon Vargas 68’), Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez

Substitutes not used: Wallis Lapsley, Eric Kinzner

Total shots: 4

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 8

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 1

Saves: 2

Colorado Rapids 2 – Abraham Rodriguez – captain, Sebastian Anderson, Michael Edwards, Blake Malone, Jackson Travis (Steve Flores 80’), Philip Mayaka (Andres Torres 80’), Connor Miller, Robinson Aguirre (Daouda Amadou 84’), Yaya Toure (Maclovio Swett 85’), Darren Yapi, Yosuke Hanya

Substitutes not used: Isaac Nehme, Omar Gomez, Michael Harris, Nicholas Legendre, Jack Sullivan

Total shots: 8

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 6

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 4

Saves: 0