TULSA, OK– The Tulsa Roughnecks hosted Real Monarchs on Saturday, June 29th at ONEOK Field. The Tulsa Roughnecks were looking to pick up points at home for the sixth time this season.
The match began quickly with Rodrigo Da Costa, in the 7th minute, capitalizing off a Real Monarchs mistake. His first touch took him into the box and second put the ball past the keeper. It was then that Masta Kacher equalized the score with a cleanup goal off a blocked shot in the 17th minute. Real Monarchs were quick to strike again as in the 21st minutes, Konrad Plewa put his head on the end of a corner kick that bounced across the face of the goal, giving Real Monarchs the 2-1 lead. The Tulsa Roughnecks had a chance with a dangerous free kick late in the half, but were unsuccessful, leaving the score 2-1.
The second half began quickly as Real Monarchs’ Douglas Martinez struck a shot from outside the box that buried itself into the bottom corner in the 50th minute. Tulsa Roughnecks controlled possession for the majority of the rest of the half coming up with a few chances to cut the lead to one, but were unsuccessful. The match ended with the Tulsa Roughnecks falling to Real Monarchs.
The Tulsa Roughnecks are away from home next week as they travel to Oregon to take on Timbers 2 July 6th.
Tulsa Roughnecks- Eric Dick, Walid Yacoubou, Cyprian Hedrick, Luca Lobo (Matt Rogers 54’), Matt Sheldon, Brayan Reyes (Toby Uzo 60’), Manny Gonzalez (Fredlin Mompremier 56’), Jeff Adai, Christhian Altamirano, Rodrigo Da Costa, Janu Silva.
Substitutes not used- Mason Stajduhar, Renan Ferreira, Colton Haskin, AJ Ajeakwa.
Real Monarchs- David Ochoa, Erik Holt, Konrad Plewa (James Moberg 81’), Andrew Brady, Luke Mulholland, Ricardo Avila, Maikel Chang (Luis Arriaga 72’), Josh Heard, Douglas Martinez, Mastanabal Kacher (Kalen Ryden 64’).
Substitutes not used- Evan Finney, Delentz Pierre, Luis Palma, Lionel Abate Etoundi.
Tulsa Roughnecks- Da Costa 7’
Real Monarchs- Kacher 17’, Plewa 21’, Martinez 50’
Weather: Sunny, 93°