Tacoma Defiance plays to 1-1 draw at North Texas SC, wins shootout for extra road point


ARLINGTON, TEXAS – Tacoma Defiance (2-2-3, 11 points) played to a 1-1 draw with North Texas SC (4-1-2, 15 points) and proceeded to win the shootout 4-2, collecting two points on Sunday afternoon at Choctaw Stadium. Achille Robin scored the lone goal for Tacoma, who extended its unbeaten streak to three games (1-0-2). This marked the second shootout in as many meetings this season between the two sides, after NTSC collected two points at Starfire Stadium on April 2.

After a scoreless first half, North Texas SC got on the board first in the 49th minute courtesy of Paul Bello Amedume, then went down to 10 men after defender Isaiah Parker was issued a pair of yellow cards in the 57th and 60th minutes. Robin equalized for the visitors in the 69th minute, finishing a chance from close range after a scrum in the area. With the match still level after 90 minutes of action, Tacoma won the shootout 4-2 after converting all four of its kicks from the spot.

Wade Webber’s side returns to action next Sunday, May 15 with a home match against Real Monarchs at Starfire Stadium (7:00 p.m. PT / mlsnextpro.com).


Seattle Sounders FC 1 (4) – North Texas SC 1 (2)

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Venue: Choctaw Stadium

Referee: Eric Tattersall


NTX – Paul Bello Amedume (Chase Niece) 49’

TAC – Achille Robin 69’


NTX – André Costa (missed)

TAC – Marlon Vargas (scored)

NTX – Derek Waldeck (scored)

TAC – Adolfo Ovalle (scored)

NTX – Collin Smith (saved)

TAC – Randy Mendoza (scored)

NTX – Blake Pope (scored)

TAC – Hal Uderitz (scored)


TAC – Achille Robin (caution) 31’

TAC – Randy Mendoza (caution) 48’

NTX – Isaiah Parker (caution) 57’

NTX – Isaiah Parker (caution, ejection) 60’


Tacoma Defiance – Andrew Thomas; Joe Hafferty (Cody Baker 90+5’), Achille Robin, Eric Kinzner (Hal Uderitz 69’), Randy Mendoza – captain; Sota Kitahara, Adolfo Ovalle, Valentin Sabella (Alfred Gombe-Fei 72’), Marlon Vargas, Reed Baker-Whiting (Juan Alvarez HT), Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez

Substitutes not used: Wallis Lapsley, Travian Sousa, Georgi Minoungou

Total shots: 8

Shots on goal: 1

Fouls: 11

Offside: 2

Corner-kicks: 6

Saves: 6North Texas SC – Antonio Carrera; Collin Smith, Paul Bello Amedume, Chase Niece, Isaiah Parker; Santiago Ferreira (Derek Waldeck 80’), Tomás Lacerda (Tarik Scott HT, Blake Pope 86’), André Costa; Blaine Ferri (Nolan Norris 62’), Hope Avayevu, Bernard Kamungo

Substitutes not used: Fabian Enriquez, Alejandro Urzua, Will Baker, Malachi Molina, Alex Araneda

Total shots: 13

Shots on goal: 7

Fouls: 10

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 3

Saves: 0