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Roughnecks On The Road Saturday In Saint Louis

By tulsaadmin, 04/13/16, 8:30PM CDT

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MATCH PREVIEW

Saint Louis FC vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC
Kickoff at 7:30PM CDT – World Wide Technology Soccer Park in St. Louis


PREVIEW - The Roughnecks take to the road for the first time this season as they travel to Missouri to face Saint Louis FC at 7:30pm Saturday night.  It is the first of four meetings this season between the two clubs. 

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 7:15PM.  The Saint Louis F.C. production of the match will be available for viewing online through the USL Match Center. 

WATCH PARTY IN TULSA – Lefty’s on Greenwood will host the official Watch Party for the match.  Fans of all ages are invited to attend.  Lefty’s is located across the street from ONEOK on the southwest corner of Greenwood and Archer Avenues.

THE TWO TEAMS – TRFC will enter the match with three points and a 1-2-0 record through its first three matches.  Saint Louis F.C. has collected four points in four matches with a 1-2-1 record.  It will be the first home game of the season Saint Louis.  

FAMILIAR FACES – The Saint Louis roster includes a few familiar faces.  Chad Bond, who served as the Roughnecks captain last season, is on the roster, as is former University of Tulsa goalkeeper Mark Pais.

OCHOA OUT - Tulsa will be without the services of its captain, Sammy Ochoa.  Ochoa received a controversial straight red card in the Roughnecks 1-0 loss Saturday to Real Monarchs SLC.  It was the first straight red in franchise history. 

LOOKING FOR GOALS – The Roughnecks have scored three goals in their first three matches, but one of those was an own goal in the season opener against Rio Grande Valley.  
Saint Louis was shut out in its first two matches of the season, but has scored five times in its past two, posting a 3-1 win over Orange County and drawing 2-2 with Oklahoma City.

NEXT UP – After the match in St. Louis, TRFC will be back at home the following week, hosting Portland Timbers 2 on Saturday, April 23 at ONEOK Field.

SERIES HISTORY – Tulsa and Saint Louis are both in the second season of USL play and have met only one other time in a regular season match.  In the second game of 2015, Saint Louis posted a 2-0 win in Tulsa with Jermie Lynch and Bryan Gaul scoring and Pais recording the shutout.

RARE SHUTOUT – Last Saturday’s loss to the Real Monarchs marked only the third time that the Roughnecks have ever been shut out at home, and it was their first home blanking in over a year.  The last shutout occurred on April 4, 2015 in a 0-2 loss to Austin.