#TheFuture: Tacoma Defiance and Sounders Academy
There finally appears to be a confluence between opportunity and talent.
New sporting director recognizes challenge of breaking young players into a championship-contending first team.
Brian Schmetzer says Reed Baker-Whiting is "leader in the clubhouse."
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.
Tacoma Defiance will play in the Pacific Division.
John Hutchinson has now been named head coach for Yokohama F. Marinos.
Sounders retained a sell-on percentage, meaning they’ll collect something close to $200,000.
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.
Sounders brass cut out the midweight during the offseason. It couldn’t be more obvious that they need to sign warm bodies.
Thursday, September 24 at 7 PM on ESPN+, Tacoma Defiance end their road trip in Portland.
Sunday, September 20 at 7:30 PM on ESPN+, Tacoma Defiance meet Sacramento Republic FC for a third time.
This is the first positive test from the Defiance organization.
Wednesday, August 19 at 7:30 PM, Tacoma Defiance take a rescheduled trip to Las Vegas. Watch on ESPN+