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Tacoma Defiance Defeats Town FC 3-2 Thursday Evening at Starfire Stadium

April 26, 2024 - MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro)
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Tacoma Defiance celebrates win
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TUKWILA, WASH. - Tacoma Defiance (4-2-1, 14 points) defeated The Town FC (2-2-2, 9 points) 3-2 Thursday night at Starfire Stadium. Faysal Bettache recorded a goal and two assists, while Travian Sousa and Osaze De Rosario also scored for Defiance, who moved into a tie with Ventura County FC atop the Western Conference. After a back-and-forth first half that saw the two sides go into halftime tied 2-2, De Rosario was able to find a late winner and secure three points for the hosts. Hervé Diese's side next hits the road to take on Portland Timbers2 on Friday, May 10 at Providence Park (7:30 p.m. PT /


Tacoma Defiance 3 - The Town FC 2

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Venue: Starfire Stadium

Referee: Andrew Musashe

Assistants: Eric Krueger, Ryan Jung

Fourth official: Christopher Calderon

Weather: 53 degrees and drizzle


TAC - Faysal Bettache (Snyder Brunell) 18'

TFC - Sean Bilter (Aaron Edwards) 22'

TAC - Travian Sousa (Faysal Bettache) 39'

TFC - Eduardo Blancas Maravilla (Aaron Edwards) 41'

TAC - Osaze De Rosario (Faysal Bettache) 79'


TAC - Antino Lopez (caution) 26'

TAC - Faysal Bettache (caution) 61'

TFC - Casey Walls (caution) 65'

TAC - Frank Daroma (caution) 76'


Tacoma Defiance - Lars Helleren; Kalani Kossa-Rienzi, Antino Lopez, Stuart Hawkins, Sota Kitahara; Snyder Brunell (Osaze De Rosario 71'), Frank Daroma; Georgi Minoungou (Chris Aquino 66'), Faysal Bettache - captain, Travian Sousa; Yu Tsukanome (Elias Katsaros 88')

Substitutes not used: Trevor Wilson, Owen O'Malley, Burke Fahling, Gio Miglietti

Total shots: 11

Shots on goal: 7

Fouls: 15

Offside: 0

Corner-kicks: 7

Saves: 1

The Town FC - Mikolaj Bieganski; Joel Garcia (Jermaine Spivey 90+1'), Casey Walls, Sean Bilter, Oscar Verhoeven; Cruz Medina (Alexander Chow 85'), Edwyn Mendoza, Beau Leroux (Julian Donnery 85'); Riley Lynch, Eduardo Blancas Maravilla, Aaron Edwards (Roka Tsunehara 85')

Substitutes not used: Alejandro Cano, John Nicolson, Ricardo Ibarra

Total shots: 13

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 14

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 4

Saves: 4


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