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Tacoma Falls 3-0 at Phoenix Rising FC

June 13, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Seattle Sounders FC News Release

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Tacoma Defiance (2-2-1, 7 points) fell 3-0 to Phoenix Rising FC (5-1-1, 16 points) in triple digit heat, failing to get a ball into the back of the net despite 12 total shots and 8 shots on goal.

Phoenix's first goal came in the 40th minute when Soloman Asante took a pass from Joey Calistri and finished the ball over the tip of Spencer Richey's outstretched glove. Asante secured his brace in the 55th minute when his shot outside the box took a deflection that ended up in the back of the net. The home side found their third and final goal when Tate Schmitt dribbled around multiple defenders in the area and slotted the ball into the bottom left corner of the net.

Wade Webber's side finishes its road stretch on Wednesday, June 16 against Colorado Switchbacks FC (6:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).


Tacoma Defiance 0 - Phoenix Rising FC 3

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Venue: Phoenix Rising FC Soccer Complex at Wild Horse Pass

Referee: Malik Badawi

Weather: Sunny and 102 degrees


PHX - Soloman Asante (Joey Calistri) 40'

PHX - Soloman Asante (Jeremy Kelly) 55'

PHX - Tate Schmitt 80'


PHX - Joey Calistri (caution) 48'

PHX - Jeremy Kelly (caution) 89'


Tacoma Defiance - Spencer Richey, Randy Mendoza, Abdoulaye Cissoko, Taylor Mueller, Jimmy Medranda (Alex Villanueva 60'), Danny Leyva, Sota Kitahara (Carlos Anguiano 78'), Obed Vargas, Reed Baker-Whiting (Joe Hafferty 78'), Samuel Adeniran (Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez 60'), Ethan Dobbelaere (Marlon Vargas 69')

Substitutes not used: Conrad Lee, Tom Brewitt

Total shots: 12

Shots on goal: 8

Fouls: 13

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 7

Saves: 6

Phoenix Rising FC - Ben Lundt, Darnell King, Joey Farrell, James Musa, Ryan Flood, Jeremy Kelly (Tobi Adewole 90+1'), Joey Calistri (Tate Schmitt 63'), Jon Bakero (Arturo Rodriguez 45'), Santi Moar, Solomon Asante - captain (Ivan Gutierrez 90+1'), Rufat Dadashov (Prince Saydee 63')

Substitutes not used: Andre Rawls, Seyi Adekoya

Total shots: 17

Shots on goal: 9

Fouls: 15

Offside: 2

Corner-kicks: 4

Saves: 8

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