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Three reasons to watch Defiance v. Real Monarchs SLC with us

Tacoma are back at Cheney Stadium Wednesday night at 7 PM PT.

Despite heat warning, no changes yet planned for Reign, Sounders or Defiance games

NWSL extreme heat policy might delay OL Reign game.

MLS formally launches new professional league

Tacoma Defiance are expected to drop out of the USL Championship in order to join the new league.

Three reasons to watch Defiance at Colorado Springs Switchbacks with us

Tacoma’s road trip ends with a visit to the all new Weidner Field.

OL Reign join Tacoma stadium conversations

The Reign, Sounders and Rainiers are revisiting the feasibility study — with the Reign pushing for a 10,000-seat stadium this time around.

Defiance notebook: Road woes

Two road losses halt Tacoma’s progress.

Three reasons to watch Defiance at Phoenix Rising with us

Facing the best team in the Western Conference, Tacoma will have to be perfect in order to take 3 points.

Three reasons to watch Defiance at Las Vegas Lights with us

Tacoma heads to Vegas, where LAFC’s second team plays, but does not practice — road travel for both sides!

UPDATE: Defiance at Austin Bold postponed

Tacoma may have to take a new trip to Austin later in season.

Sounders sign Abdoulaye Cissoko to First Team contract

USL Championship centerback bolsters depth along the back line.

Tacoma Defiance notebook: starting strong

Wade Webber’s got his side on sound footing.

Three reasons to watch Defiance vs Orange County SC with us

Brunchtime soccer on ESPN+ is a great way to start your day.

Defiance sign draft pick Joe Hafferty

Sounders had acquired the former Sounders Academy player in a trade.

Defiance vs. Loyal, recap: a happy homecoming

Tacoma welcomed San Diego to help open Cheney Stadium with a 3-1 win.

Three reasons to watch Tacoma Defiance vs San Diego Loyal with us

The 7 PM PT match on ESPN+ is the home opener for Defiance.

Sounders sign 16-year-old Reed Baker-Whiting

Midfielder signs a four-year contract with an option for a fifth year.

Defiance just Ocean’s 11-ed Los Dos

Tacoma steals a road point behind an epic AB Cissoko penalty kick.

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

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

Tacoma Defiance: 2021 season preview

Will the Baymen rise up in Defiance of expectations in 2021?

Defiance add two Academy products

Juan Alvarez and Obed Vargas sign with Tacoma Defiance.

Defiance will be crucial proving ground

Sounders continue to have high hopes for their USL team.

These Sounders youth had the day of their lives

Raul Ruidiaz celebrated his first goal with some soon-to-be-familiar faces.

Sounders Academy grads earn Pac-12 honors

Four former Sounders Academy players earned All Pac-12 honors.

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Pacific Division preview: Tacoma Defiance

The scoop on Washington State’s USL Championship team.

Josh Atencio is just the start

Garth Lagerwey discussed what’s next for the Sounders youth movement.

Sam Rogers joins OKC Energy FC

The former Tacoma Defiance CB is staying in the USL for now.

3XIs Depth Chart: MLS is Back 2021

As the season opens Lagerwey, Waibel, & Co have space to add talents, now and later.

State of the Sounders roster

Sounder have several open roster spots heading into the 2021 season.

This could be the year Sounders’ investment in youth really pays off

There finally appears to be a confluence between opportunity and talent.

Promise and potential: Craig Waibel tasked with helping youth break out

New sporting director recognizes challenge of breaking young players into a championship-contending first team.

Tacoma Defiance announce home opener

Cheney Stadium hosts USL Championship soccer again on May 13.

Several teens in contention for first-team spots with Sounders

Brian Schmetzer says Reed Baker-Whiting is "leader in the clubhouse."


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