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Tacoma Defiance Drop 1-0 Result to Whitecaps FC 2 at Swangard Stadium

May 21, 2023 – MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro) – Tacoma Defiance News Release

Tacoma Defiance's Giovanni Aguillar in action
Tacoma Defiance’s Giovanni Aguillar in action
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BURNABY, B.C. – Tacoma Defiance (4-2-2, 16 points) fell 1-0 to Whitecaps FC 2 (5-3-1, 17 points) Sunday evening at Swangard Stadium. The result drops Tacoma to second place in the Pacific Division as Whitecaps FC 2 moves into first place.

The only goal of the match came from Whitecaps FC 2’s Kamron Habibullah, a long-range strike into the top corner of the net in the 57th minute. Tacoma’s Andrew Thomas recorded three saves in the contest, all impressive stops to deny Whitecaps FC 2 in front of goal and keep the match close.

Following today’s result, Wade Webber’s side returns home to take on LAFC2 on Friday, May 26 at Starfire Stadium (7:00 p.m. PT / Apple TV).


Tacoma Defiance 0 – Whitecaps FC 2 1

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Venue: Swangard Stadium

Referee: Mazen Hassanin

Assistants: Sebastian Ritchers, Chris Harrop

Fourth official: Amer Ramic

Weather: 64 degrees and mostly cloudy


VAN – Kamron Habibullah (Giovanni Aguillar) 57′


TAC – Frank Daroma (caution) 80′

TAC – Eythor Bjørgolfsson (caution) 85′


Tacoma Defiance – Andrew Thomas; Hal Uderitz, Stuart Hawkins (Eythor Bjørgolfsson, 66′), Abdoulaye Cissoko; Antonio Herrera (Sebastian Gomez, 81′), Fito Ovalle – captain (Blake Bowen, 66′), Sota Kitahara, Reed Baker-Whiting (Travian Sousa, HT); Frank Daroma, Gio Miglietti (Georgi Minoungou, 66′), Braudilio Rodrigues

Substitutes not used: Jacob Castro, Wallis Lapsley, Christopher Aquino

Total shots: 7

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 9

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 1

Saves: 3

Whitecaps FC 2 – Isaac Boehmer; Elage Bah, Joshué Ndakala, Matteo Campagna,Mihail Gherasimencov (Christian Greco-Taylor, 86′); Kamron Habibullah (Malcolm Johnston, 90′), Vasco Fry, Giovanni Aguillar, Levonte Johnson; Gloire Amanda (Joe Hanson, 63′), Jean-Claude Ngando

Substitutes not used: Max Anchor, Simone Masi, Sydney Wathuta, Joven Mann

Total shots: 12

Shots on goal: 4

Fouls: 14

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 8

Saves: 3

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