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Tacoma Ends Road Stretch with 4-2 Loss at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

June 17, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Seattle Sounders FC News Release


COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - Tacoma Defiance (2-3-1, 7 points) fell 4-2 to Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (2-2-2, 8 points), ending its month-long road stretch.

Tacoma's Marlon Vargas opened the scoring in the 11th minute when he received a pass from Azriel Gonzalez and finished the ball into the bottom right corner of the net. Colorado tied it up in the 32nd minute when Michee Ngalina was able to chip keeper Spencer Richey for his first goal of the match. Switchbacks FC then added goals in the 36th and 80th minutes to go up 3-1 before Tacoma got one back in the 85th minute courtesy of Alec Díaz, who took a nifty touch to control the ball before shooting it into the back of the net. However, Ngalina struck again in the dying seconds of the match to secure the home side's 4-2 win.

Wade Webber's side returns home next Wednesday, June 23 against Real Monarchs (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).

MATCH SUMMARY

Tacoma Defiance 2 - Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 4

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Venue: Weidner Stadium

Referee: John Griggs

Weather: Partly cloudy and 86 degrees

SCORING SUMMARY

TAC - Marlon Vargas (Azriel Gonzalez) 11'

COS - Michee Ngalina (Hadji Barry) 32'

COS - Deshane Beckford (Hadji Barry) 36'

COS - Hadji Barry (Michee Ngalina) 80'

TAC - Alec Díaz (Eric Kinzner) 85'

COS - Michee Ngalina (Hadji Barry) 89'

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

TAC - Tom Brewitt (caution) 66'

COS - Sebastian Anderson (caution) 82'

LINEUPS & STATS

Tacoma Defiance - Spencer Richey, Alex Villanueva, Eric Kinzner, Taylor Mueller, Joe Haffery (Tom Brewitt 45'), Carlos Anguiano (Sota Kitahara 45'), Danny Robles (Obed Vargas 58'), Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Samuel Adeniran 63'), Azriel Gonzalez (Issa Rayyan 45'), Marlon Vargas, Alec Díaz

Substitutes not used: Christian Herrera, Randy Mendoza

Total shots: 8

Shots on goal: 4

Fouls: 6

Offside: 2

Corner-kicks: 4

Saves: 7

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC - Sean Melvin, Tristan Hodge (Matt Mahoney 90'), James Ockford, Michael Edwards, Sebastian Anderson, Steven Echeverria, Beverly Makangila (Philip Mayaka 75'), Michee Ngalina, Andre Lewis (Rony Argueta 73'), Deshane Beckford (Dantouma Toure 90'), Hadji Barry (Darren Yapi 90')

Substitutes not used: Abraham Rodriguez, Lamar Batista

Total shots: 19

Shots on goal: 11

Fouls: 12

Offside: 9

Corner-kicks: 10

Saves: 2

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