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Three reasons to watch Tacoma Defiance at LA Galaxy II with us

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The 5 pm PT match on ESPN+ is the season opener for Defiance.

Courtesy of Seattle Sounders FC and Tacoma Defiance

Tacoma Defiance open their third season on the road. Facing an LA Galaxy II squad that crushed Las Vegas Lights 5-nil on Friday, Defiance look to carry the spirit of the First Team with them in this road match. Los Dos and Tacoma have been evenly matched in history with a 3-3-3, -1 record. An early road point would help Defiance’s 2021, as they are on the road for five of their first seven matches.

Defiance season preview

Reasons to Watch

  1. AB Cissoko might be the Defiance player closest to First Team contract. He’s a mobile centerback who likes to get forward. With his 2021 starting against a side that’s putting up goals this is a great test.
  2. Alec Diaz and Samuel Adeniran in the attack. Defiance haven’t had two potent scorers at the same time, ever. This year should be different. Diaz is on the short list for a Sounders deal. Adeniran can be a great second threat after scoring in preseason games against Sounders, Roots, University of Portland.
  3. Wade Webber takes over. Webber is a soccer renaissance man who is now the head coach. We get to discover his stamp on the team match by match in 2021.

Lineups

Tacoma Defiance

From left to right

Cleveland; Villanueva, Muller, Cissoko, Rayyan; Baker-Whiting, Kitahara; M. Vargas, O. Vargas, Alvarez; Gonzalez

Bench: Herrera, Kinzner, Mendoza, Anguiano, Robles, Serrano, Diaz

Los Dos

How to Watch

Match date/kickoff time: May 9, 5 PM

Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park I Carson, California

Online Streaming: ESPN+