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MATCH RECAP: Tacoma Defiance Wins 2-0 Over Real Monarchs at Starfire Stadium


TUKWILA, WASH. – Tacoma Defiance (3-2-3, 14 points) defeated Real Monarchs (0-5-2, 2 points) 2-0 Sunday evening at Starfire Stadium. Reed Baker-Whiting recorded his first professional goal while Marlon Vargas bagged his first goal of the season as Tacoma's unbeaten run stretches to four games (2-0-2).

Baker-Whiting got Tacoma on the board early in the fourth minute after a deflected shot bounced to his feet inside the area, where he was able to hammer home the point-blank strike. Defiance doubled its lead in the 54th minute when a Monarchs back-pass was intercepted by Dylan Teves, who was then fouled by Monarchs goalkeeper Gavin Beavers, leaving a wide-open net for Vargas to convert the goal.

Wade Webber’s side hits the road next week as it travels to Colorado for a matchup against Rapids 2 on Sunday, May 22 (8:00p.m. PT /


Tacoma Defiance 2 – Real Monarchs 0

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Venue: Starfire Stadium

Referee: Corbyn May

Weather: 59 degrees and mostly cloudy


TAC – Reed Baker Whiting 4’

TAC – Marlon Vargas 54’


SLC – Gavin Beavers (caution) 55’

SLC – Jaziel Orozco (caution) 56’

TAC – Adolfo Ovalle (caution) 66’


Tacoma Defiance – Andrew Thomas, Joe Hafferty, Achille Robin, Eric Kinzner, Randy Mendoza – captain (Travian Sousa 70’), Danny Leyva (Juan Alvarez 70’), Adolfo Ovalle, Dylan Teves (Georgi Minoungou 62’), Marlon Vargas, Reed Baker-Whiting (Sam Adeniran 62’), Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez

Substitutes not used: Wyatt Nelson, Stuart Hawkins, Cody Baker, Valentin Sabella, Antonio Herrera

Total shots: 7

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 17

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 5

Saves: 3

Real Monarchs – Gavin Beavers, Bode Davis, Golden Mafwenta, Bobby Pierre, Adbu Aziizi Kayondo, Christopher Garcia, Pedro Fonseca – captain, Jaziel Orozco, Pierre Reedy (Leo Torres 86’), John Imperato (Alex Benjamin Rodriguez Escobar 60’), Tyrone Mondi

Substitutes not used: Javier Zaragoza

Total shots: 11

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 11

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 1

Saves: 0