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Roughnecks Host Saint Louis FC Saturday At ONEOK Field

By tulsaadmin, 05/20/16, 8:00PM CDT

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MATCH PREVIEW

Tulsa Roughnecks FC vs. Saint Louis FC
Saturday, May 21

ROUGHNECKS RALLY TAILGATE – Begins at 4:30PM
KICKOFF - 7:00PM CDT
ONEOK Field, Downtown Tulsa
POST-MATCH FIREWORKS / PRE-MATCH YOUTH CLINIC

After Party at McNellie’s


Tulsa Roughnecks F.C. (TRFC) are back at ONEOK Field for its first home match since April 23.  It is the second meeting of the season between the Interstate 44 rivals after playing to a 0-0 draw on April 16 in St. Louis. 

SATURDAY’S PROMOTION
Saturday, May 21 vs. Saint Louis FC
Kickoff at 7:00PM (Gates open at 5:30PM)
FIREWORKS
Fans can enjoy Professional Soccer and Fireworks on Saturday evening. Young fans will want to come early to participate in a pre-match Soccer Clinic with the Roughnecks coaches and selected players, courtesy of McDonald's beginning at 5:30pm.  After the Roughnecks meet Saint Louis FC, a spectacular Fireworks display will light up the downtown Tulsa skies courtesy of 2 Works for You and 106.9 K-Hits!

THE TWO TEAMS
TRFC will enter the match with 7 points and a 2-6-1 record through its first nine matches of the regular season.  Saint Louis comes in with 11 points and a 3-3-2 mark through eight matches. 
(Photo by Rich Crimi)

BACK HOME AGAIN
For the Roughnecks, it is their first home match since April 23.  After opening the season with four of its first five matches at ONEOK Field, Tulsa has played four consecutive road games.
Saint Louis will be accustomed to being away from home as the game will mark the seventh away fixture in nine matches.  In those seven games, STLFC has picked up 7 points with two wins and one draw.

OCHOA STRIKES AGAIN
After recording back-to-back braces in games at Vancouver and Seattle, Sammy Ochoa picked up another goal in last week’s defeat in Kansas City.  The Tulsa captain has five goals on the season with all five coming in the last three matches.  

INJURY UPDATE
The Roughnecks are expected to have the services of Iarfhlaith Davoren for Saturday’s match.  Davoren has missed the past four matches with a muscle strain. The news is not as good for Cristian Mata and Raymond Lee.  Both are unlikely to be available due to injuries.

SERIES HISTORY
TRFC will be looking for its first-ever win against Saint Louis FC.  In the only match between the two teams last year, STLFC gained a 2-0 victory at ONEOK Field.  

ORANGE KITS
The Roughnecks will wear their traditional orange home kits for Saturday’s match.  Saint Louis will be in its all navy kits. 

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.  The March will begin at the Oil Derrick Entrance and conclude at The Rig, the seating section of the Roustabouts. 

AFTER PARTY AT MCNELLIE’S
Roughnecks players will be available for photos and autographs on the field at the conclusion of the match. Later, the players will also be at an After Match Party at McNellie's located at 409 E. 1st Street, just one block from ONEOK Field.  The party is open to fans of all ages.

TICKETS 
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.

THE BROADCASTS
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.