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Tacoma Defiance Defeats LAFC2 2-0 at Starfire Stadium

April 7, 2024 - MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro)
Tacoma Defiance News Release

Tacoma Defiance's Travian Sousa and Yu Tsukanome on game night
Tacoma Defiance's Travian Sousa and Yu Tsukanome on game night
(Tacoma Defiance)

TUKWILA, WASH. - Tacoma Defiance (3-1-0, 9 points) defeated LAFC2 (2-1-1, 8 points) 2-0 Sunday night at Starfire Stadium. Yu Tsukanome and Chris Aquino scored for Defiance, who moves up to second place in the Pacific Division with the result.

Tacoma jumped on the board first in the 20th minute. Kalani Kossa-Rienzi played long ball to Tsukanome at the top of the area, who took a touch to beat the diving goalkeeper before slotting a low shot into the back of the net. Aquino put the game away in second-half stoppage with a long-range, curling effort for his first goal of the season.

Following tonight's match, Tacoma hits the road to take on North Texas SC on Sunday, April 14 at Choctaw Stadium (5:30 p.m. PT /


Tacoma Defiance 2 - LAFC2 0

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Venue: Starfire Stadium

Referee: Elijio Arreguin

Assistants: Melissa Beck, Conrado Garcia

Fourth official: Jaclyn Metz

Weather: 54 degrees and mostly cloudy


TAC - Yu Tsukanome (Kalani Kossa-Rienzi) 20'

TAC - Chris Aquino (Snyder Brunell) 90+1'


TAC - Faysal Bettache (caution) 13'

TAC - Frank Daroma (caution) 16'

LAFC - Tamir Ratovitz (caution) 44'

LAFC - Javen Romero (caution) 64'

LAFC - Thabo Nare (catuion) 90+4'


Tacoma Defiance - Jacob Castro; Kalani Kossa-Rienzi, Stuart Hawkins, Jonathan Bell (Antino Lopez 65'), Travian Sousa; Frank Daroma, Sota Kitahara; Paul Rothrock (Sebastian Gomez 65'), Faysal Bettache - captain (Snyder Brunell 81'), Yu Tsukanome (Chris Aquino 76'); Osaze De Rosario (Gio Miglietti 65')

Substitutes not used: Lars Helleren, Owen O'Malley, Elias Katsaros, Burke Fahling

Total shots: 9

Shots on goal: 6

Fouls: 15

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 4

Saves: 5

LAFC2 - David Ochoa; Shakir Nixon, Javen Romero, Thabo Nare, Luca Bombino; Diego Rosales, Tommy Musto (Decarlo Guerra 75'), Tamir Ratovitz (Matias Wanchope 75'); Bajung Darobe (Aidan Martin 69'), Leonardo Flores, Matthew Evans

Substitutes not used: Dylan Ryan Glowaski, Adrian Sanders, James Lane, Javier Hernandez

Total shots: 12

Shots on goal: 5

Fouls: 17

Offside: 5

Corner-kicks: 10

Saves: 4


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Tacoma Defiance's Travian Sousa and Yu Tsukanome on game night
Tacoma Defiance's Travian Sousa and Yu Tsukanome on game night


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