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Game Notes: Tacoma Defiance at Real Monarchs Slc - July 12, 2019

July 11, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Tacoma Defiance News Release

Tacoma Defiance midfielder Joel Rydstrand
Tacoma Defiance midfielder Joel Rydstrand
(Tacoma Defiance, Credit: Charis Wilson / Sounders FC)

Tacoma Defiance (2-11-5, 11 points) plays its 11th road match of the season on Friday at Real Monarchs SLC (7-6-3, 24 points). Kickoff for the match is at 7:00 p.m. PT, with the game being live-streamed on ESPN+. Tacoma aims to build on its consecutive road draws, while Real Monarchs is looking to extend its four-match winning streak.

In a series of key announcements on January 30 at a press conference inside Cheney Stadium, the Tacoma Rainiers and Seattle Sounders FC unveiled the long-awaited new brand for the organizations' United Soccer League club: Tacoma Defiance. Set to begin play under this new identity immediately, Tacoma's professional soccer side now officially bears the name of its hometown, while proudly paying homage to the city's maritime roots and deep sense of civic identity. The Tacoma Defiance is led by Head Coach Chris Little, who guided the Sounders FC Academy U-17 squad to the 2017-2018 U.S. Soccer Development Academy National Championship and the 2018 U-17 Generation Adidas Cup title.


Match: Defiance at Real Monarchs SLC - Friday, July 12 (7:00 p.m. PT)

Venue: Zions Bank Stadium I Herriman, Utah

Live Stream: ESPN+

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Tacoma Defiance midfielder Joel Rydstrand
Tacoma Defiance midfielder Joel Rydstrand

(Charis Wilson / Sounders FC)

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