SAN JOSE, Calif. – Earthquakes II fell to the Tacoma Defiance in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw on Monday evening at PayPal Park. Both teams receive one point for the draw while Tacoma earns a second point for the shootout victory. Quakes II outshot their Pacific Division opponent 12-4.
Ousseni Bouda, making his first appearance in MLS NEXT Pro, scored both goals for Quakes II. Bouda was the Quakes’ first-round selection (No. 8 overall) in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft.
Quakes II will now travel to face Whitecaps FC 2 on Saturday, April 30. Kickoff from Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, British Columbia is scheduled for 3 p.m. PT and the match will be broadcast live on MLSNEXTPro.com.
2022 MLS NEXT Pro Season
Earthquakes II 2 (4) – 2 (5) Tacoma Defiance
Monday, April 25, 2022 – PayPal Park in San Jose, Calif.
TAC (1-0) – Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Samuel Adeniran) 8’
QII (1-1) – Ousseni Bouda (Casey Walls) 13’
TAC (2-1) – Samuel Adeniran (unassisted) 15’
QII (2-2) – Ousseni Bouda (Max Arfsten) 40’
QII – CJ Grey (caution) 41’
TAC – Valentin Sabella (caution) 62’
QII – Casey Walls (caution) 63’
TAC – Marlon Vargas (caution) 67’
Penalty Shootout Summary
QII – Casey Walls (goal)
TAC – Samuel Adeniran (goal)
QII – Ousseni Bouda (goal
TAC – Marlon Vargas (goal)
QII – Eduardo Blancas (goal)
TAC – Joe Hafferty (goal)
QII – Max Arfsten (saved)
TAC – Randy Mendoza (goal)
QII – Oskar Ågren (goal)
TAC – Hal Uderitz (goal)
EARTHQUAKES II: Matt Bersano; CJ Grey, Casey Walls, Oskar Ågren, Omar Lemus; Nathan Scott (George Asomani 71), Jerry Ayon, Eduardo Blancas; Ousseni Bouda, Max Arfsten, Will Richmond.
Substitutes not used: Diogo Baptista, Israel Carrillo, Eric De La Cerda, Joaquin Eisenberg, Cruz Medina, Diogo Otoya
SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 12; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 1
TACOMA DEFIANCE: Wallis Lapsley; Randy Mendoza, Hal Uderitz, Eric Kinzner, Joe Hafferty; Sota Kitahara, Adolfo Ovalle, Valentin Sabella (Marlon Vargas 62), Juan Alvarez (Alfred Toussaint Gombe-Fei 77); Samuel Adeniran, Alfonso Ocamp-Chavez.
Substitutes not used: Levi Beiber, Georgi Minoungou, Achille Robin, Travian Sousa, Andrew Thomas
SHOTS: 4; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 18; CORNER KICKS: 0; SAVES: 3