Tacoma Defiance falls 1-0 on the road to Real Monarchs

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HERRIMAN, UTAH – Tacoma Defiance (13-5-4, 46 points) fell 1-0 on the road to Real Monarchs (4-14-3, 15 points) on Friday evening at Zions Bank Stadium. Tate Schmitt scored an early goal for the hosts, who earned their first win against Defiance in three meetings this season.

After clinching the Pacific Division and a playoff berth last weekend, Wade Webber’s side has two matches remaining in the 2022 MLSNP regular season. Tacoma hits the road on September 9 to face Whitecaps FC 2 (7:00 p.m. PT / mlsnextpro.com) and before hosting Timbers2 on September 18 (4:00 p.m. PT / mlsnextpro.com) in the season finale.


Tacoma Defiance 0 – Real Monarchs 1

Friday, August 26, 2022

Venue: Zions Bank Stadium

Referee: Drew Klemp

Weather: 75 degrees and partly cloudy


RM – Tate Schmitt (Jaziel Orozco) 7’


TAC – Dylan Teves (caution) 1’

RM – Axel Kei (caution) 40’

RM – Pierre Reedy (caution) 42’

RM – Benjamín Rodríguez (ejection) 64’

TAC – Randy Mendoza (caution) 65’

TAC – Marlon Vargas (caution) 66’

RM – Erik Holt (caution) 68’

RM – Abokye Bikyeombe (caution) 79’

RM – Pedro Fonseca (caution) 90+9’


Tacoma Defiance – Wallis Lapsley; Cody Baker, Achille Robin (Hal Uderitz 60’), Abdoulaye Cissoko, Randy Mendoza – captain (Georgi Minoungou (75’); Fito Ovalle (Sota Kitahara 60’), Reed Baker-Whiting (Travian Sousa 60’); Dylan Teves (Valentin Sabella 81’), Marlon Vargas, Juan Alvarez; Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez

Substitutes not used: Levi Bieber, Joe Hafferty

Total shots: 15

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 13

Offside: 2

Corner-kicks: 4

Saves: 6

Real Monarchs – Gavin Beavers; Erik Holt, Golden Mafwenta, Jaziel Orozco (Zack Farnsworth 46’); Pierre Reedy, Abokye Bikyeombe, Pedro Fonseca, Tate Schmitt (Aziz Abdu Kayondo 87’); Mondi, Axel Kei (Yekeson Subah 89’), Terron Williams (Benjamín Gonzalez 56’),

Substitutes not used: Fernando Delgado, Marcello Mondragon, Jude Wellings

Total shots: 17

Shots on goal: 7

Fouls: 14

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 5

Saves: 2