Wednesday, August 30
Seattle Sounders 2 vs. TULSA ROUGHNECKS
Starfire Sports Complex – Tukwila, WA
Kickoff at 9:30 p.m. CDT
The Tulsa Roughnecks FC open up a three-game swing through the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday, August 30 with its first meeting this season with Seattle Sounders 2. The match is scheduled to kick off at 9:30 p.m. CDT at Starfire Sports Complex, located just outside Seattle.
Front page photo of Ian Svantesson by Lori Scholl
Wednesday’s game will be the first of three matches on the weeklong trip. Tulsa will play Portland Timbers 2 on Sunday, September 3 and Whitecaps FC 2 on Wednesday, September 6.
Wednesday’s opener with Sounders 2 will be the fourth meeting all-time between the two sides, and the Roughnecks hold a perfect 3-0-0 record in the previous three matchups. Tulsa swept the two-game series in 2015 and won the only meeting last year, a 2-1 victory at Starfire.
Sounders 2 will enter the match on a two-game winning streak, posting a 3-0 home victory over Whitecaps FC 2 on August 13 and a 2-1 win on the road against Timbers 2 last Wednesday.
TRFC comes in following a disappointing 2-1 loss at Saint Louis FC last Wednesday night. Despite the defeat, the Roughnecks have lost only two times since July 1 and have compiled a 5-2-3 record during the ten matches they have played during that stretch.
Tulsa will enter the contest in sixth place in the USL Western Conference table with 33 points from a 10-10-3 record. Sounders 2 sit in the 10th spot with 29 points and a 9-13-2 record.
The Roustabouts have scheduled a Watch Party on Wednesday for fans ages 21 and over at the Whiskey Dog 2408 W. 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.
Defender Mo Jadama will miss Wednesday's match after receiving a red card in last week's game with Saint Louis FC. Jadama has played in 22 straight matches.
KIMURA & CAFFA
The Roughnecks are hopeful that defender Kosuke Kimura and captain Juan Pablo Caffa will be able to return to action at some point during the three games in the Northwest. Injuries have kept Kimura out for the past five games and Caffa out of the last three.
Ian Svantesson will look to add to his team-leading 10 goals in Wednesday's match in Washington. (Lori Scholl)