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Roughnecks Host Portland Timbers 2 on Saturday

By Tulsa Roughnecks FC, 05/25/17, 11:45AM CDT

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MATCH PREVIEW
Saturday, May 27 – Kickoff at 7:30PM
vs. Portland Timbers 2

ROUGHNECKS RALLY & PRE-MATCH CLINIC / FIREWORKS / POST-GAME PARTY
Saturday, May 27 vs. Portland Timbers 2    Kickoff at 7:30PM (Archer Gate opens at 5:30PM for the Rally & Clinic Other Gates open at 6:30PM)
MATCH SPONSORED BY Case & Associates, News On 6 and 97.1 The Sports Animal
A great night of fun and soccer gets underway with our Roughnecks Rally starting at 5:30 p.m.  The Archer Gate will open early for fans to come inside ONEOK Field and enjoy the new Busch Scoreboard Bar.  Draft beer, soft drinks and hot dogs will be on sale for only $1 each from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Young fans can enjoy the Splash Zone and TD Williamson Kids Play Zone, plus a balloon artist and a face painter will both be on hand.
Saturday marks our final McDonald’s Soccer Clinic of the year.  Youth soccer players can go on the field with selected Roughnecks staff and players starting at 6:00 p.m to learn from the pros.  Clinic participants will only be able to enter the field through Section 119.  Players should wear sneakers for the clinic and are encouraged to bring a soccer ball. 
After the match, we will cap the activities with a Fireworks Spectacular.  Sit back and enjoy one of our best fireworks shows of the year, as we light up the downtown Tulsa skies.
There is no need to call it a night after the fireworks as you can head back to the Busch Scoreboard Bar for our Post-Game Party.  Roughnecks players and coaches will stop by to meet and visit with fans.  The House Party Band will perform and 24-ounce domestic draft beers will be on sale for only $4 per serving.

 

Tulsa Roughnecks FC are back home at ONEOK Field this weekend following a two match road trip.  The Roughnecks will host Portland Timbers 2 on Saturday, May 27 with kickoff in downtown Tulsa scheduled for 7:30pm.

The Memorial Day Weekend match will feature a number of activities.  Everything starts with the Roughnecks Rally at 5:30 p.m. and the McDonald’s Youth Soccer Clinic at 6:00 p.m.  After the game, we will showcase one of our best Fireworks Shows of the year before concluding the night with our official Post-Game Party at the new Busch Scoreboard Bar at ONEOK Field. 

Saturday’s match and Fireworks are presented by Case & Associates, News On 6 and 97.1 The Sports Animal. 

The Timbers 2 are the USL side for the Portland Timbers, 2015 Major League Soccer Champions.  Saturday’s game will be the first of two meetings between the two teams this season. 

TRFC enters the game with 12 points and a 4-5-0 record in regular season USL play and in the eighth spot in the Western Conference standings.  Portland enters with four points and a 1-8-1 record through ten matches.

The Roughnecks are 0-3 all-time against the Timbers 2.  It is only the second time that Portland has played in Tulsa as the Timbers 2 recorded a 3-1 victory in their only other visit to ONEOK Field.

The match will be available through the USL Match Center on YouTube, but Cox subscribers in Tulsa can watch the game live on YurView Channel 1334.  Every home match for the remainder of the regular season, with the one exception, will be shown live by Cox.

To follow the game on social media, use the hash tag #TULvPOR.

Tickets for this week’s game, and all other games this season, are available online at RoughnecksFC.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.

ROUGHNECKS LOOK TO RETURN TO WINNING WAYS:  The Roughnecks will be looking to snap a two-match losing streak on Saturday.  Last weekend, TRFC fell in Sacramento 3-2 before suffering a 4-0 defeat in Reno on Wednesday.  Tulsa has won its last two home matches impressively, beating Whitecaps FC 2 3-1 on May 11 and blanking Orange County 4-0 two days later.

CHICAGO FIRE ADDITIONS:  Midfielder Brandt Bronico is expected to return from the Chicago Fire of MLS for the match with the Portland.  Bronico started and played the full 90 minutes in the win over Orange County. 
Goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland is also expected to join the Roughnecks for the weekend.  Cleveland was the 26th pick of this year’s MLS SuperDraft after playing collegiately at Louisville and Dartmouth.


UGARTE BACK:  Defender Francisco Ugarte will be available for the match after serving a mandatory, one-game suspension against Reno for yellow card accumulation. 


Cristian Mata and the Roughnecks host a talented Portland Timbers 2 side Saturday at ONEOK Field (Lori Scholl)