The construction of the Tulsa Roughnecks 2016 roster added another piece Tuesday with the announcement that forward Kyrian Kidd will return for a second season with the club. Kidd made his professional debut with the Roughnecks last season and was often used as a second-half substitute to provide an offensive spark.
“We are excited to have Kidd back for a second season with our team,” said Tulsa coach David Irving. “His pace and athleticism give him elements that a lot of players don’t have. 2016 will be a key season for him as he is capable of becoming a top professional striker.”
Photograph of Kidd by Lori Scholl
Kidd appeared in 24 USL regular season games for the Roughnecks last year, with 20 appearances coming as a substitute. He scored five total goals, including what proved to be the match winner in a 2-1 win over Oklahoma City in the final regular season game of the year. Four of his five goals came in the second-half of the season.
The 23-year-old becomes the ninth player officially signed for the 2016 season. More player signings are expected to be finalized in the near future, with other announcements coming soon.
Season tickets for the Roughnecks 2016 season are currently on sale at the ONEOK Field Ticket Office, at TulsaRoughnecksFC.com and by calling 918-744-5901.