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Tacoma Defiance vs. Real Monarchs SLC, recap: A song of rain and yellows

Tuesday night’s match between the Tacoma Defiance and the Real Monarchs SLC was stacked against the Defiance from the start. The disadvantages of playing on a baseball field— they are not designed to be played on in the rain so drainage, especially where turf is laid over the infield dirt, is less than ideal for soccer — came to roost for the first time this season. The resulting conditions, namely ball-stopping pools of water throughout but concentrated on the south end of the field, were not conducive to the Defiance’s style of play that relies on a high volume of quick, short passing.