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Tacoma Defiance Falls 3-2 Thursday Evening at Reno 1868 FC

September 18, 2020 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Tacoma Defiance News Release

RENO, NEV. - Abdoulaye Cissoko and Ray Serrano scored for Tacoma Defiance (2-8-1, 7 points) in a 3-2 road loss to Reno 1868 FC (9-2-1, 28 points) on Thursday evening at Greater Nevada Field. The win clinched a playoff spot for Reno, while Tacoma dropped its sixth consecutive match. Defiance's road stint continues on Sunday, September 20 against Sacramento Republic FC at Papa Murphy's Park (7:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+).

With Reno up 2-0 early in the second half, Cissoko put Defiance on the board in the 55th minute on an assist from Chris Hegardt. After the home side immediately jumped to a 3-1 lead minutes after, Serrano pulled one back in the 75th minute, but Tacoma was not able to find an equalizer before the final whistle.


Tacoma Defiance 2 - Reno 1868 FC 3

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Venue: Greater Nevada Field

Referee: Joseph Salinas

Weather: Clear and 75 degrees


REN - Sam Gleadle 5'

REN - Emilio Ycaza 52'

TAC - Abdoulaye Cissoko (Chris Hegardt) 55'

REN - Foster Langsdorf (Emilio Ycaza) 57'

TAC - Ray Serrano 75'


REN - Corey Hertzog (caution) 19'

TAC - Eric Kinzner (caution) 37'

TAC - Ray Serrano (caution) 40'

TAC - Sota Kitahara (caution) 47'

TAC - Chris Hegardt (caution) 65'

TAC - Azriel Gonzalez (caution) 90'


Tacoma Defiance - Eric Klenofsky; Antonee Burke-Gilroy (Azriel Gonzalez 65'), Eric Kinzner, Taylor Mueller - captain, Abdoulaye Cissoko (Josh Hardin 87'); Chris Hegardt (Reed Baker-Whiting 71'), Sota Kitahara; Ray Serrano, Marlon Vargas (Alec Díaz 71'), Alex Villanueva (Chino Pérez 65'); Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez

Substitutes not used: Conrad Lee

Total shots: 12

Shots on goal: 7

Fouls: 20

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 3

Saves: 5

Reno 1868 FC - Benjamin Beaury; Brent Richards - captain, Sam Gleadle, Jared Trimmer, Tony Alfaro; Emilio Ycaza, Tucker Bone, Kevin Partida, Foster Langsdorf (Aidan Apodaca 62'), Christiano François (Jesús Enríquez 82'); Corey Hertzog (Benjamin Kikanovic 62')

Substitutes not used: Eric De La Cerda, Younes Boudadi, Thomas Janjigian, Mouhamed Dabo

Total shots: 18

Shots on goal: 8

Fouls: 9

Offside: 4

Corner-kicks: 11

Saves: 5

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