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Roughnecks Conclude Road Trip Wednesday in Canada Against WFC2

By Tulsa Roughnecks FC, 09/05/17, 5:00PM CDT

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MATCH PREVIEW
Wednesday, September 6
Whitecaps FC 2 vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC
McLeod Athletic Park – Vancouver, BC Canada
Kickoff at 9:00 p.m. CDT

The Tulsa Roughnecks FC will wrap up its weeklong, three-game swing through the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday, September 6 in a rematch with Whitecaps FC 2, the USL side for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer.  Kickoff is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. CDT in Canada.

Front page photo of Collin Fernandez by Brooke Carroll

It will be the second and final meeting of the regular season between TRFC and Whitecaps FC 2.  The Roughnecks picked up a 3-1 home win back on May 11 at ONEOK Field.  Including that result, the two teams have split four all-time meetings.  Each side won away from home in 2015, and Whitecaps FC 2 picked up a 3-2 home win last season.

So far, Tulsa has gone 1-0-1 on its extended trip to the Pacific Northwest, defeating Seattle Sounders 2 1-0 and drawing 1-1 in Portland with T2.

Tulsa has suffered only two losses since the beginning of July, posting a 6-2-4 record in the 12 matches played during that stretch. 

Wednesday’s match will mark the fifth of six straight away matches for TRFC.  Tulsa has gone 1-1-2 in the first four games of the stretch.

WFC2 will come into the match with a 3-4-4 home record this season, while TRFC is 3-6-4 on the road.

Overall, the Roughnecks now have 37 points on the season with an 11-10-4 record.  WFC2 has 22 points with a 5-13-7 mark.

The Roustabouts have scheduled a Watch Party on Wednesday at Whiskey Dog Bar for fans ages 21 and over.  Whiskey Dog is located at 2408 West New Orleans Street in Broken Arrow.  

The game can also be viewed live on YouTube through the USL Match Center.  Fans can go to YouTube and search for USL Match Center in order to find the broadcasts.

ON CARPET
McLeod Park in Vancouver has an artificial surface playing field.  The Roughnecks are 2-1-1 on carpet this season.

CAUTION WATCH
Jorge Corrales has gone five straight matches without receiving a yellow card reducing his caution total so he is now two cards away from a suspension.
Collin Fernandez did pick up a yellow card in Sunday’s match with T2, his fourth of the season.  Fernandez will receive an automatic one-game suspension with his next caution.


Collin Fernandez and TRFC recorded a 3-1 win in their first meeting this season with WFC2. (Brooke Carroll)