Game Notes: Tacoma Defiance vs. Phoenix Rising FC - August 27, 2019
Tacoma Defiance (4-14-5, 17 points) continues its second campaign in Tacoma on Tuesday against Phoenix Rising FC (17-2-5, 56 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. Tacoma has won two of its last four contests while Phoenix is riding a 15-game winning streak dating back to May 10.
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. Phoenix Rising FC - Tuesday, August 27 (7:00 p.m. PT)
Venue: Cheney Stadium I Tacoma, Washington
Live Stream: ESPN+
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