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Game Notes: Tacoma Defiance vs. Austin Bold FC - October 19, 2019

October 18, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Tacoma Defiance News Release

Tacoma Defiance forward Shandon Hopeau
Tacoma Defiance forward Shandon Hopeau
(Tacoma Defiance, Credit: Charis Wilson / Sounders FC)

Tacoma Defiance (7-19-7, 28 points) concludes its second campaign in Tacoma on Saturday against Austin Bold FC (13-11-9, 48 points). Kickoff for the match is at 7:00 p.m. PT, with the game being live-streamed on ESPN+, featuring Andrew Harvey and Dave Clark on the call. Both clubs are riding four-game unbeaten streaks into the match.

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 vs. Austin Bold FC - Saturday, October 19 (7:00 p.m. PT)

Venue: Cheney Stadium I Tacoma, WA

Live Stream: ESPN+

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Tacoma Defiance forward Shandon Hopeau
Tacoma Defiance forward Shandon Hopeau

(Charis Wilson / Sounders FC)

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