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#TheFuture: Tacoma Defiance and Sounders Academy


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."

Tacoma Defiance add four players

Signings from outside of the organizations will provide depth and a bit of experience.

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Looking back on the Day Sports Stopped

An empty Cheney Stadium hosted Tacoma Defiance versus San Diego Loyal on March 11, 2020. It was the last pro soccer game in North America for 108 days. I was in the broadcast booth.

USL Championship announces division alignment for 2021

Tacoma Defiance will play in the Pacific Division.

Tacoma Defiance promote Wade Webber to Head Coach

Move coincides with Chris Little leaving to take a first-team position with the Colorado Rapids.

Nick Hinds joins Nashville SC

Sounders will receive $50,000 in general allocation money as compensation for losing the former Tacoma Defiance player.

Predicting the next crop of Sounders Homegrown Players

Seattle has been sowing seeds in Tacoma that could be reaped in 2021.

USL Championship season is likely to happen

They’re the first of America’s pro soccer leagues to announce a start date — kind of.

Sounders developmental coach named head coach of J-League team

John Hutchinson has now been named head coach for Yokohama F. Marinos.

Henry Wingo joins Hungarian club on nearly $1M transfer fee

Sounders retained a sell-on percentage, meaning they’ll collect something close to $200,000.

Second chances to rave — Finding right back depth in former Sounders

GM Garth Lagerwey has massive organization-wide holes to fill on the right side. Here’s a few players who should get a second look.

3XIs Depth Chart: Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Sounders brass cut out the midweight during the offseason. It couldn’t be more obvious that they need to sign warm bodies.

Tacoma Defiance staying in USL for 2021, at least

Garth Lagerwey assures that the team won’t be going anywhere for now.

Tacoma Defiance notebook: End of the road

Tacoma end their season with a win and a loss at home.

Tacoma Defiance notebook: Rising tide

Defiance start their home stand with a win.

Gamethread: Tacoma Defiance vs. Portland Timbers 2

Thursday, September 24 at 7 PM on ESPN+, Tacoma Defiance end their road trip in Portland.

Gamethread: Tacoma Defiance v. Sacramento Republic FC

Sunday, September 20 at 7:30 PM on ESPN+, Tacoma Defiance meet Sacramento Republic FC for a third time.

Gamethread: Tacoma Defiance v. Reno 1868 FC

Thursday, September 17 at 6:30 PM on ESPN+, Tacoma Defiance travel to Reno for a second time.

Sam Rogers reportedly nearing a move to Spain

The move to Leganes could be completed as soon as this week, according to Soccer by Ives.

Defiance match rescheduled after positive Covid-19 test

This is the first positive test from the Defiance organization.

Gamethread: Tacoma Defiance v. Portland Timbers 2

Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7:00 PM on ESPN+, Tacoma Defiance face Portland Timbers 2 for a rescheduled match.

Gamethread: Tacoma Defiance v. Las Vegas Lights FC

Wednesday, August 19 at 7:30 PM, Tacoma Defiance take a rescheduled trip to Las Vegas. Watch on ESPN+

Tacoma Defiance sign Academy fullback Alex Villanueva

Tacoma add to their fullback depth while also gaining attacking talent with Villanueva’s signing.


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