SAN JOSE, Calif. – Earthquakes II fell to first-place Tacoma Defiance 2-0 on Friday evening at PayPal Park. Following tonight’s result, Quakes II sit in fifth place in the Western Conference, just three points below the playoff line.
The Defiance scored very early and very late, tallying goals in the first minute and four minutes into second-half stoppage time. Although Quakes II controlled large stretches of the match, the home side was unable to beat goalkeeper Wallis Lapsley.
Earthquakes II will now prepare to play St Louis CITY2 in their last of three straight home games on Sunday, Aug. 21. Kickoff from PayPal Park is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT and the match will be streamed live on MLSNEXTPro.com.
2022 MLS NEXT Pro Season
Earthquakes II 0 – 2 Tacoma Defiance
Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 – PayPal Park in San Jose, Calif.
TAC (1-0) – Travian Sousa (unassisted) 1’
TAC (2-0) – Juan Alvarez (Marlon Vargas) 90+4’
TAC – Marlon Vargas (caution) 66’
SJ – Israel Carillo (caution) 72’
EARTHQUAKES II: Eric De La Cerda; Erick Reyes (Joaquin Eisenberg 82), Casey Walls ©, Israel Carillo, Omar Lemus; Eduardo Blancas, Nathan Scott (George Asomani 82), Jerry Ayon (Cruz Medina 60); Will Richmond, Rodolfo Castro Jr, Max Arfsten (Siad Haji 60).
Substitutes not used: Alejandro Cano, Alex Chow, Mateo Lopez (GK), Giancarlo Mota Morfin, Drew Murray.
TACOMA DEFIANCE: Wallis Lapsley; Achille Robin, Randy Mendoza ©, Cody Baker, Travian Sousa (Valentin Sabella 80); Reed Baker-Whitting (Joe Hafferty 62), Marlon Vargas, Ethan Dobbelaere (Georgi Minoungou 62), Abdoulaye Cissoko, Adolfo Ovalle (Juan Alvarez 81); Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Alfred Toussaint Gombe-Fei 90+1).
Substitutes not used: Wyatt Nelson (GK), Hal Uderitz.