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Defiance drop second straight result

Yu Tsukanome scores fourth goal of season in loss.

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Minnesota United FC Communications

The Tacoma Defiance have hit their first rough patch of the season, falling 3-1 to Minnesota United 2 on Sunday. It’s the second straight loss and they’ve now allowed nine goals in their past three games.

The Defiance started this one well, with a team-leading fourth goal from Yu Tsukanome off a nice layoff from Osaze DeRosario in the 32nd minute that came somewhat against the run of play.

Minnesota then struck back with an equalizer in the 38th minute, went ahead in the 60th minute and added an insurance goal in the 72nd minute.




Tacoma Defiance 1 – Minnesota United FC 2 3

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Venue: National Sports Center

Referee: Elvis Osmanovic

Assistants: Eric Del Rosario, Mateusz Dulski

Fourth official: Chris Ruska

Weather: 70 degrees and sunny


TAC – Yu Tsukanome (Osaze De Rosario) 32’

MIN – Patrick Weah (Britton Fischer) 38’

MIN – Alejandro Bran 60’

MIN – Finn McRobb (Britton Fischer) 72’


TAC – Osaze De Rosario (caution) 28’

TAC – Frank Daroma (caution) 28’

TAC – Antino Lopez (caution) 35’

MIN – Alejandro Bran (caution) 82’


Tacoma Defiance – Jacob Castro; Blake Bowen (Gallatin Sandnes HT), Antino Lopez, Brian Aguilar (Burke Fahling 63’), Travian Sousa; Snyder Brunell (Chris Aquino 63’), Frank Daroma; Faysal Bettache – captain, Sebastian Gomez (Kelvin Luis Brito 65’), Yu Tsukanome (Shaun Braun 85’); Osaze De Rosario 

Substitutes not used: Lars Helleren

Total shots: 3

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 13

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 1

Saves: 4

Minnesota United FC 2 – Clint Irwin (Alec Smir 61’); Victor Eriksson, Zarek Valentin, Morris Duggan; Britton Fischer, Keith Romanshyn (Tamer Ibsais 78’), Rory O’Driscoll, Alejandro Bran, Finn McRobb; Darius Randell (Nathan Moua 87’), Patrick Weah (Julian Banks 61’)

Substitutes not used: Molik Jesse Khan, Loïc Mesanvi, Jonah Gasho, William Schmidt, Jack Grossman 

Total shots: 14

Shots on goal: 8

Fouls: 17

Offside: 2

Corner-kicks: 7

Saves: 1