Tacoma Defiance suffer 3-1 road loss at Sacramento Republic FC

Per Team Release

Tacoma Defiance (2-4-1, 7 points) fell 3-1 to Sacramento Republic FC (4-1-3, 15 points) on Saturday evening at Papa Murphy’s Park. Sam Rogers scored the lone goal for Tacoma, who lost its second consecutive match following a three-game unbeaten streak (2-0-1) after the league’s restart. Defiance currently sits eight points back of Sacramento and Reno in the standings for Group A, the four-team group created after USL’s resumption of play following the COVID-19 shutdown.

SRFC scored all three of its goals in the opening 45 minutes, including a brace from Dariusz Formella in the 14th and 41st minutes. Cameron Iwasa also added a goal in the 33rd minute for the home side. Rogers scored his first goal of the season in the 50th minute on an assist from Chino Pérez. Tacoma Defiance now travels to Las Vegas for a matchup with the Lights on Wednesday, August 19 (7:00 p.m. / ESPN+).


Tacoma Defiance 1 – Sacramento Republic FC 3

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Venue: Papa Murphy’s Park

Referee: Ricardo Fierro

Attendance: Closed Door

Weather: Clear and 90 degrees


SAC – Dariusz Formella 14′

SAC – Cameron Iwasa (Villyan Bijev) 33′

SAC – Dariusz Formella (Kharlton Belmar) 41′

TAC – Sam Rogers (Jesus Pérez) 50′


TAC – Nick Hinds (caution) 42′

SAC – Kharlton Belmar (caution) 54′

SAC – Jordan McCrary (caution) 84′


Tacoma Defiance – Christian Herrera; Antonee Burke-Gilroy (Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez 67′), Sam Rogers, Taylor Mueller – captain, Nick Hinds (Danny Reynolds 78′); Sota Kitahara, Collin Fernandez (Chris Hegardt 67′); Marlon Vargas (Jesús Pérez 45′), Danny Robles, Azriel Gonzalez (Ray Serrano 45′); Alec Díaz

Substitutes not used: Conrad Lee

Total shots: 11

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 10

Offside: 2

Corner-kicks: 7

Saves: 1

Sacramento Republic FC – Rafael Diaz; Jordan McCrary (Matthew Mahone 85′), Ashkanov Apollon, Tomas Hilliard-Arce, Hayden Sargis; Drew Skundrich – Captain, Villyan Bijev (Jaime Villarreal 73′), Rodrigo López (Julian Chavez 86′), Kharlton Belmar (Sam Werner 70′), Dariusz Formella; Cameron Iwasa

Substitutes not used: Diego Ramos, Shannon Gomez, Rafael Jauregui

Total shots: 18

Shots on goal: 4

Fouls: 9

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 7

Saves: 1

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