cFor their penultimate home match, the Tacoma Defiance play the only team they have ever played in the USL, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks. The Switchbacks also happen to be the team one spot ahead of them in the standings. A win for Tacoma will go a long way towards ensuring they don’t finish at the bottom of the table for the first time in their history.
It is going to be a tough matchup for the Switchbacks. While the Defiance offense has come alive in the season’s final months, their defense can be taken advantage of. Unfortunately for the Switchbacks, they sit at the bottom of the league in goals scored (27) and have a shocking 8 percent shot conversion rate, which would be a true outlier if you were to do some statistics.
Short one of the Defiance’s worst defensive performances of the season, two goals should be enough pull Tacoma out of the sludge that has been a nearly season-long stay at the bottom of the USL Championship Western Conference.
nos audietis in somniis | nos audietis in altum
you will hear us in your sleep | you will hear us from the deep
this is our Sound
Keys to the Game
- Keep the passing simple in the back
- Avoid turnovers outside of the attacking third
- Do everything possible to not concede corners
How to Watch
Match date/time: 7:00 p.m. PT, Saturday, October 12, 2019
Venue: Cheney Stadium, Central Tacoma, Puyallup-White River Watershed, Cascadia.
Streaming: ESPN+ (Talent: Andrew Harvey and the one, the only, Dave Clark)
How I'm watching
Outfit: A fall number.
Where: The Fortress, the unbeatable, the venerated: Cheney Stadium.