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Game Notes: Tacoma Defiance vs. Real Monarchs SLC - September 17, 2019

September 17, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Tacoma Defiance News Release

Tacoma Defiance (5-17-5, 20 points) plays its 15th road match of the season on Tuesday vs. Real Monarchs SLC (11-9-7, 40 points). Kickoff for the match is at 7:00 p.m. PT, with the game being live-streamed on ESPN+. Tacoma will look to build on its 5-1 victory over San Antonio FC in its last home match on August 30, while Real Monarchs is coming off a win over Portland Timbers 2 in its last contest.

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. Real Monarchs SLC - Tuesday, September 17 (7:00 p.m. PT)

Venue: Cheney Stadium I Tacoma, WA

Live Stream: ESPN+

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