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MATCH RECAP: Tacoma Defiance records 1-0 victory in season opener

Sounders FC - Friday, March 8, 2019
 
 

Defiance 2019 Preview Part Two: Academy Players to Watch

Sounders FC - Thursday, February 14, 2019
 
 

Defiance 2019 Season Preview Part One: Storylines to Watch

Sounders FC - Thursday, February 14, 2019
 
 

Real Monarchs claim 3-1 victory in Tacoma over S2

Sounders FC - Wednesday, April 11, 2018
 
 

Sounders FC 2 signs Academy forward Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez

Sounders FC - Tuesday, April 10, 2018
 
 

Short-handed Sounders FC 2 falls 1-0 on the road at Sacramento

Sounders FC - Saturday, April 7, 2018
 
 

MLS names Academy player Vargas one of five players to watch

Sounders FC - Wednesday, April 4, 2018
 

History

Tacoma Defiance, formerly Seattle Sounders FC 2, is an American professional soccer team based in Tacoma, Washington, U.S. that competes in the USL Championship, the second tier of the national soccer pyramid, as the reserve team of Seattle Sounders FC. The Defiance is operated and managed by Seattle Sounders FC, while 20 percent of the club is fan-owned through the non-profit Sounders Community Trust.

The club was established in 2014 as Seattle Sounders FC 2 (S2) and originally played at Starfire Sports in Tukwila, Washington. The team moved to Tacoma's Cheney Stadium in 2018 and was rebranded as the Defiance the following season. The Defiance plans to move into a new soccer-specific stadium near Cheney Stadium in the 2020s.