The Tacoma Defiance are coming off of their best played match of the season. They were better than the USL Championship Western Conference’s best team for 80 minutes. Unfortunately the Defiance blinked near the end and Phoenix brought the full force of their USL dominating attack down on them.
That makes tonight’s match at Cheney Stadium against San Antonio FC an important psychological test for the Defiance and its players. Will they focus on the positive parts of their last match; will it make them think they can compete with any team in the league; will they continue to work on the same attack that was successful against Phoenix or will they live in the last ten minutes of the match and sink into despair; will they feel like they can’t beat anyone even when they play their best; will it discouraging them from trying? The answers to those questions will have a large bearing on how the rest of this year go—and possibly beyond that.
San Antonio won’t make it easy on the Defiance. They are one of the leagues many desperate for points; hoping to separate themselves from the 12 teams within 3 points of the playoff line. This is likely a match San Antonio marked on their calendar as an easy three points. The Defiance will try to prove them wrong.
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
- Press together
- Delay San Antonio’s counter until help arrives
- Don’t give up dangerous free kicks
How to Watch
Match date/time: 7:00 PM PT, Wednesday, August 30, 2019.
Venue: Cheney Stadium, Central Tacoma, Puyallup-White River Watershed, Cascadia.
Streaming: ESPN+ (Talent: Andrew Harvey, Dave Clark)
How I'm watching
Outfit: My three point outfit.
Where: I’ll be at that old ball field we love called Cheney Stadium.