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#TheFuture: Tacoma Defiance and Sounders Academy

#TheFuture

What is this new league the Sounders are part of?

MLS Next Pro aims to better fill the gap between the academy and first team.

Vote for the Sounder at Heart 2021 Young Player of the Year

Past two-time winners include Nouhou, Cristian Roldan, and DeAndre Yedlin.

MLS launches ‘Next’ professional league

MLS NEXT Pro will be the new D3 league, which will include Tacoma Defiance.

UW men’s soccer qualifies for first-ever College Cup

Sounders Academy graduate Gio Miglietti scores both of Huskies’ goals in 2-0 win over St. Louis.

Sam Adeniran signs with Seattle Sounders

The Tacoma Defiance standout earned an MLS contract after setting a franchise record with 13 goals in a season.

Tacoma Defiance set to join new MLS development league in 2022

Sounders insist their commitment to Tacoma remains strong but big questions remain around the proposed stadium.

Exit interviews, part Tacoma: The Defiance

The fourth part of the Exit Interview series focuses on the 16 Tacoma Defiance players that didn't get a call to the First Team in 2021.

Marlon Vargas called to El Salvador National Team

This is Tacoma Defiance’s second player called to a senior national team.

Dylan Teves scores second straight hat trick to lead UW to Elite 8

Sounders Academy graduate has been on fire during NCAA tournament.

Exit interviews, part 1: The young guys

This is the first of a three-part series and will focus on the players who were hardship signings and the youngest first-team players who didn’t have big roles.

Taylor Mueller hangs up his boots

Now it’s the USL and Tacoma Defiance’s turn to play in the shadow of a mountain.

Five reasons to watch Defiance at Phoenix Rising

Tacoma can still make the playoffs. They just need to take points at Wild Horse Pass and get help from Orange County and a Sporting2 team that hasn’t won since Sep 4.

One reason to watch Defiance vs Los Dos

Down, but still not out.

One reason to watch Defiance vs Oakland Roots

Still in control of their destiny, Tacoma must remain Defiant.

Four reasons to watch Defiance vs Las Vegas Lights

Still in control of their destiny, Tacoma must remain Defiant.

Sam Adeniran hattrick powers Tacoma Defiance to 4-1 win

Moving to the left wing released a complete performance.

Five reasons to watch Defiance vs Orange County SC

Still in control of their destiny, Tacoma must remain Defiant.

Two reasons to watch Defiance at Sacramento Republic

Tacoma’s fortunes rest on winning this game and then a few more.

Five reasons to watch Defiance v. Phoenix Rising

To stop their slide, Tacoma must beat the monsters from the Valley of the Sun

Four Hobbit Day reasons to watch Defiance v. Sacramento Republic on your second screen

Tacoma needs to hold off the a challenger tonight.

Six reasons to watch Defiance at San Diego Loyal

Tacoma hasn’t lost to San Diego this year — why start now?

Five reasons to watch Defiance at Oakland Roots

With the season series spilt at one-win each Tacoma and Oakland are both looking at tonight's match as a chance towards claiming a playoff spot. Roots are six points back from 4th place Defiance.

Three reasons to watch Defiance versus Phoenix Rising

Undefeated on the year at Cheney Stadium, Tacoma faces their toughest challenge yet in 12-3-5, +24 Phoenix.

Three reasons to watch Defiance versus Las Vegas Lights

Still undefeated at home, Tacoma can recapture second place in the Pacific with a win over LAFC’s affiliate.

Three reasons to watch Defiance at Oakland Roots

Two unbeaten runs meet, can Tacoma go to four-straight wins and retake second place?

Three reasons to watch Defiance at Orange County

With second place in sight, what version of Tacoma shows up against the former titans of OCSC?

Three reasons to watch Defiance at San Diego Loyal

Can Tacoma burst through the mental wall on the road and snag a win against a team they’ve already taken 4 of 6 points from?

Defiance notebook: Halfway to the playoffs, with a game in hand

Tacoma sit fourth in the Pacific with room to grow.

Azriel Gonzalez goes on loan to FC Edmonton

Tacoma Defiance loans Gonzalez out to the Canadian Premier League side.

Tacoma Defiance sign Jackson Ragen

Sounders Academy alumni bolsters center back depth.

Three reasons to watch Defiance v. Oakland Roots

Tacoma are in the rare position as favorites.

Three reasons to watch Defiance v. Sacramento Republic

A key contest against a struggling Republic side.