Tulsa Roughnecks FC vs. Saint Louis FC
Friday, July 15 - 7:30PM CDT
ONEOK Field, Downtown Tulsa
TEAM POSTER / AUTOGRAPH NIGHT
After Party at Lefty’s on Greenwood
Tulsa Roughnecks return to ONEOK Field for their fourth and final meeting of the season with Saint Louis F.C. The Roughnecks will enter the match with a win and a draw in two of their last three matches.
It will be Team Poster/Autograph Night with the first 1,000 fans of all ages receiving a Roughnecks full-color Team Poster compliments of the News on 6 and The Buzz Sports Radio Networks. The Roughnecks players will be available after the match to autograph the posters for fans.
The two sides have met three other times this season. In the only other meeting in Tulsa on May 21, the Roughnecks played short-handed for most of the match after Iarfhlaith Davoren was given a straight red card for a tackle in the 16th minute. Despite the disadvantage, TRFC still led 2-1 after the first 45 minutes on goals from Sammy Ochoa and Jasson Ramos Carpio, but eventually fell 5-2.
Jasson Ramos Carpio photo by Rich Crimi
In the first meeting of the year in St. Louis on April 16, the two teams played to a 0-0 draw. On June 11 in Missouri, Saint Louis FC handed the Roughnecks their worst-ever loss in a 7-1 result.
Saint Louis FC will come into Friday’s match with 23 points and a 6-7-5 record after 18 matches. TRFC will enter with 12 points and a 3-11-3 mark in 17 matches.
The Roughnecks are 1-1-1 in their past three matches, while STLFC comes in with one draw and two losses in its past three outings
Sammy Ochoa is expected to return to the TRFC lineup after serving a one-game suspension for yellow card accumulation in the Roughnecks 0-0 draw at Rio Grande Valley last Sunday. Ochoa leads Tulsa with eight goals and five assists. His goal total is fifth best in USL while his assists total is tied for second best.
Defender Iarfhlaith Davoren wore the captain’s armband in Ochoa’s absence against the Toros and helped the back line keep the Toros off the scoreboard in Sunday’s match in south Texas. Dav was recognized for his performance with a spot on the USL Team of the Week. The shutout was the third of the season for the Roughnecks.
MANGELS MAKING SAVES
Alex Mangels leads all USL goalkeepers in two key categories, saves and saves percentage. Mangels has made 68 saves this year, and has the top saves percentage at 82.9%.
Defender Isaiah Schafer made his Roughnecks debut in the match at Rio Grande Valley. Schafer started and played the full 90 minutes at center back in the scoreless draw.
Isaiah Schafer photo by A. Chagollan
MARCH TO THE MATCH
At 6:45pm, all fans are invited to participate in the March to the Match that will be led by the Roustabouts and La Union 918. The March will begin at the Oil Derrick Entrance and conclude at The Rig, the seating section of the Roustabouts.
After the match, the players and coaches will attend the After Match Party at Lefty’s on Greenwood, located across the street from ONEOK Field. The party is open to fans of all ages.
Tickets for the match, and all other matches this season, are available online at TulsaRoughnecksFC.com, over the telephone at (918)744-5901 or in-person at the ONEOK Field Ticket Office. A number of season ticket packages are also still available.
Fans in Tulsa can listen to the match live on AM 1300 with Jeremie Poplin and David Saunders calling the action. The pregame show will begin at 6:45PM.
The match will also be shown live online through the USLMatch Center on YouTube.