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Tacoma Defiance Earns a Road Point in 1-1 Draw with Austin Bold FC

June 15, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Tacoma Defiance News Release

TACOMA, WASH. - Tacoma Defiance (2-11-4, 10 points) on Saturday earned a point on the road with a 1-1 draw at Austin Bold FC (5-5-5, 20 ponts). Justin Dhillon scored for the sixth time in his last seven games for the lone tally for Tacoma. Defiance snapped a two-game losing skid with the result and registered its second road point of the season. The club now has a two-week break before returning to the road for its next two matches.

Dhillon continued his strong stretch with a goal in the 37th minute to give Tacoma a 1-0 lead. He headed home a corner kick from Joel Rydstrand for his team-leading sixth goal of the season. Last week at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, Dhillon had his five-game scoring streak snapped that dated back to May 12. Tacoma was reduced to 10 men when Azriel Gonzalez received a red card in the 88th minute, his first of the season.

Bold FC found an equalizer in the 61st minute off the foot of Kléber. He collected a loose ball near the top of the area and sent a shot that was deflected past Tacoma goalkeeper Trey Muse to even the match at 1-1. Austin is now unbeaten in its last three contests with the result (1-0-2).

Six players under the age of 20 saw action for Tacoma tonight, including one First Team player in Muse.

Tacoma Defiance next has a two-week break before traveling to take on Rio Grande Valley FC on Saturday, July 6 (5:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+). The club then faces Real Monarchs SLC on the road on Friday, July 12 (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).


Tacoma Defiance I 1-1 I Austin Bold FC

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Venue: Bold Stadium I Austin, Texas

Referee: Matthew Thompson

Assistants: Kevin Lock, Francisco Bermudez

Fourth Official: Joya Asadi

Attendance: 2,755


TAC - Justin Dhillon (Joel Rydstrand) 37'

AUS - Kleber 61'


TAC - Jesse Daley (caution) 82'

TAC - Azriel Gonzalez (ejection) 88'

AUS - Xavier Baez (caution) 90'


TAC - Jacob Castro (Trey Muse 45'+7'); Denso Ulysse, Josh Atencio, Aleks Berkolds, Nick Hinds; Jesse Daley, Joel Rydstrand; Shandon Hopeau (Alec Diaz 79'), Antonee Burke-Gilroy (Danny Robles 61'), Azriel Gonzalez; Justin Dhillon

Substitutes not used: Modou Ndow, Marlon Vargas

Total shots: 6

Shots on goal: 4

Fouls: 7

Offside: 7

Corner-kicks: 1

Saves: 3

AUS - Diego Restrepo; Sean McFarlane, Amobi Okugo, Jermaine Taylor, Demar Phillips (Josue Soto 67'); Isaac Promise (Ema Twumasi 73'), Xavier Baez, Valerii Saramutin, Sonny Guadarrama (Francis Atuahene HT); Kléber, Andre Lima

Substitutes not used: Juan David Ramirez, Fabien Garcia, Faris Abdi, Calum Mallace

Total shots: 12

Shots on goal: 4

Fouls: 11

Offside: 4

Corner-kicks: 7

Saves: 3

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