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Roughnecks Travel to RGV to Face Toros on Saturday

By Tulsa Roughnecks FC, 04/20/17, 4:00PM CDT

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MATCH PREVIEW

  Rio Grande Valley Toros vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC
Saturday, April 22

KICKOFF - 7:30PM CDT
H-E-B Park in Edinburg, TX

 

The Tulsa Roughnecks return to action for the first time in 14 days when they travel to south Texas Saturday night, April 22, for a rematch with the Rio Grande Valley Toros at new H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas.
The match will be shown live on YouTube through the USL Match Center.
The Roustabouts will be hosting the official match Watch Party at Empire Bar at 1516 S. Peoria Avenue.

THE TWO TEAMS
TRFC will enter the match with officially 3 points and a 1-2-0 record through its first three matches this season.  RGV comes 6 points and a 2-2-0 mark through four matches. 

REMATCH
Saturday’s game will be a rematch of the second game of the season when the Roughnecks defeated the Toros 1-0 at ONEOK Field.  The only goal of the game came on a first-half strike from Joey Calistri as TRFC goalkeeper Bryan Byars made eight saves to record the shutout.

FERNANDEZ RETURNS
Midfielder Collin Fernandez has returned to the Roughnecks after missing the previous match while on duty with the USA U-20 National Team.     

BOURGEOIS OUT
TRFC defender Bradley Bourgeois, who played for the Toros last season, will miss the match with a foot injury.  Bourgeois is expected back for the May 5 match in Colorado Springs.

DOING THE TIME
Byars is one of four Roughnecks players to play every minute of all three matches this season.  The other three to log all 270 minutes are Juan Caffa, Jorge Corrales and Kosuke Kimura.

GREY KITS
The Roughnecks will wear their grey New Balance away kits for the first time in the match.  The kits feature orange trim with grey socks.    

OFFICIAL WATCH PARTY
All fans, ages 21 and up, are invited to attend the Roustabouts Watch Party at Empire Bar.  My Baby Can Cook food truck will be on site to also provide a dinner option for attendees.   


Joey Calistri scored the only goal of the match in TRFC's win over RGV on April 1. (Lori Scholl)