TACOMA, WASH. – Tacoma Defiance (0-2-0, 0 points) on Wednesday at Cheney Stadium fell to expansion club San Diego Loyal SC (1-0-1, 4 points) by a 2-1 score. Justin Dhillon scored his first goal of the season for Defiance, while Francis Atuahene recorded a brace for San Diego. Tonight’s match was closed to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the area.
San Diego took a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute on a goal from Francis Atuahene. Collin Martin sent a free kick to the far post that landed at the foot of Atuahene who finished with one touch past Tacoma goalkeeper Trey Muse.