Some of the greatest players in the world ran the pitch at Cheney Stadium. Several hot prospects for future service with the US National Teams (men and women) polished themselves in Central Tacoma. Others labored and earned time, earned trophies.
But there are other Cheney Stadium soccer stories. Because soccer, like life, is not merely about the awards you win. Who you are inside is the key.
Over the past two-and-a-half years Jesse Daley went from promising out-of-town kid to the player who most thoroughly embodies the city of Tacoma and the values of Defiance. Forever he carries the Flag of Defiance and the Sound.