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Roughnecks Play In San Antonio Saturday Night

By tulsaadmin, 04/29/16, 8:30PM CDT



San Antonio FC vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FCSaturday, April 30

Kickoff at 7:30pm

Toyota Field in San Antonio, Texas


PREVIEW – Tulsa Roughnecks F.C. (TRFC) will look to snap a four-match winless streak on Saturday night, April 30, in its first-ever meeting with USL expansion side San Antonio F.C.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30PM at Toyota Field in San Antonio.
It is the second road match of the season for the Roughnecks.  Two weeks ago, they played to a 0-0 draw at Saint Louis F.C. 

TULSA IN 2016 - The Roughnecks come into their first meeting with San Antonio with a 1-3-1 record and with four points this season.  The win came in the first game of the season, a 2-0 victory over Rio Grande Valley.

THE OPPONENT - San Antonio F.C. is owned by Spurs Sports & Entertainment, the same group that owns the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. 
SAFC enters the game with a 1-2-2 record and with five points after five matches.  San Antonio’s lone win came in its first-ever match, a 3-0 win over Seattle Sounders 2 before a sold out crowd of 8,466 at Toyota Field.  It is the only home match the team has played.


RECENT FORM (Last 5 Matches)

Tulsa  W – L – L – D – L (March 26-April 23)

San Antonio  W – D – D – L – L (April 3-April 23) 

LOOKING FOR GOALS – The Roughnecks have not scored a goal in their last three matches, a streak of 270 scoreless minutes.  Tulsa’s last goal came in the 90+ minute in the 2-1 loss to Swope Park on April 2.  
Tulsa has only 17 shots on goal this season, compared to 33 for its opponents.

LEE AILING – Defender Raymond Lee will miss his second straight match as he continues to recover from a muscle strain. 

ROUGHNECKS NAME - The Roughnecks franchise was announced as an expansion team in USL in December of 2013.  The team was named the Roughnecks following a Name the Team Contest conducted by the Tulsa World.  The official club crest and colors, orange and navy, were unveiled following that.  The original Tulsa Roughnecks played in the old North American Soccer League from 1978-1983.  In 1979, the team averaged over 19,000 fans per home match at the University of Tulsa’s Skelly Stadium.  The Roughnecks were crowned NASL Champions in 1983 after winning the Soccer Bowl with a 2-0 victory over the Toronto Blizzard at a sold out B.C. Place in Vancouver.

COACH IRVING - Tulsa head coach David Irving was actually a player for the original Roughnecks.  Irving scored three goals in seven appearances for Tulsa during the 1980 NASL season.  His professional playing career also included stints with Everton FC and Sheffield United in England.

WATCH PARTY – The official Watch Party with The Roustabouts will be held at Lefty’s on Greenwood.  Home of the famous Roughneck 83, Lefty’s is located across the street from ONEOK Field at southwest corner of Greenwood and Archer

THE BROADCASTS – Fans in Tulsa can listen to the match live on AM 1300 with Jeremie Poplin calling the action.  The pregame show will begin at 7:15PM.
The match will also be shown live online through the USL Match Center on YouTube.