Preview: WFC2 welcome cross-border rivals Tacoma Defiance


After claiming a 4-0 win over Real Monarchs last weekend, WFC2 continue their June home stand this Sunday at Swangard Stadium against Cascadia rivals Tacoma Defiance, the MLS NEXT Pro side for Seattle Sounders FC. The 'Caps can leap Tacoma with a win and move back into the top four in the Western Conference, but the Defiance have been red hot going unbeaten in seven straight matches since losing to WFC2 in April.

Whitecaps FC 2 vs. Tacoma Defiance
Sunday, June 12, 2022 – 2 p.m. PT
Swangard Stadium – Burnaby, BC
TICKETS: or $10 at the gate (MLS season ticket members get in free)

CASCADIA CLASH PART II: The match will mark the second meeting between the two teams this season, with the young 'Caps coming out victorious with a 2-1 away win back in April.

BRIGHT STARTS: Through their first 11 matches of the season, the young 'Caps have scored the opening goal in a match five times, tallying an undefeated record of 4W-0L-1SW-0SL. The side have also enjoyed scoring multiple goals this season, scoring two or more goals in eight of their 11 matches.

OH CANADA: Goalkeeper Ben Alexander, centre back Matteo Campagna, and wingback Eric White will all be absent for this match as they are away with Canada's U-20 men's national team ahead of the 2022 Concacaf U-20 championship.