Tulsa Roughnecks FC will be home Saturday night to play arguably the biggest match in club history. Tulsa will have a chance to do something on Saturday that it has never done, and that is clinch a berth in the USL Cup playoffs. The Roughnecks will host Seattle Sounders 2 at ONEOK Field in the next-to-last game of the regular season with a win guaranteeing their spot in the postseason rounds.
The match will be Team Poster Night with the first 500 fans receiving the second edition of a Roughnecks two-poster set. This edition will feature Head Coach David Vaudreuil, captain Juan Pablo Caffa, goalkeeper Fabian Cerda and defender Kosuke Kimura and is given away courtesy of FOX23 and Mix 96. Kickoff for the match is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
The Roughnecks will enter the contest on a two-game losing streak after losing at home last Saturday to San Antonio, and dropping a tough 4-3 result to Phoenix Rising late Wednesday night.
It will be the second of two meetings this season between the two sides with TRFC posting a 1-0 win in Seattle on August 30.
The Roughnecks have never lost to Sounders 2, recording a perfect 4-0-0 all-time record against Seattle.
Tulsa currently has 43 points on the season with a 13-13-4 record. There are a couple of scenarios that could put the Roughnecks into the playoffs. The simplest route would be to gain a victory in either of their two final regular season matches. They could also clinch a postseason berth if both Orange County and Colorado Springs were to lose one of their last two matches. TRFC will close the regular season next Saturday night by hosting the Switchbacks in Tulsa.
Sounders 2 have been eliminated from the playoff picture with 31 points from a 9-16-4 record. They are winless in their last five games, gaining just two draws against three losses since a 2-1 victory over rivals Portland Timbers 2 on August 17.
Following Saturday’s game, the Post-Match Party will take place at the Busch Scoreboard Bar with fans of all ages getting the chance to meet with Roughnecks players and coaches.
The game will be televised live in the Tulsa area on Cox Communications on YurView Channel 1334. The telecast will also be available on YouTube through the USL Match Center.
TULSA ROUGHNECKS FC SCHEDULE & ACTIVITIES
Saturday, October 7 vs. Seattle Sounders 2 - Kickoff at 7:00PM (Gates will open at 6:00pm)
TEAM POSTER NIGHT #2
The first 500 fans will receive the second edition of special two-poster set. This edition will feature Head Coach David Vaudreuil, Juan Pablo Caffa, Fabian Cerda and Kosuke Kimura. The full-color poster is perfect for autographs and for framing and is presented by FOX23 and Mix 96.
Saturday’s Post-Match Party will take place at the beautiful Busch Scoreboard Bar located inside ONEOK Field. It’s open for fans of all ages and is a great chance to meet and visit with the Roughnecks players and coaches.
The Roughnecks could clinch their first-ever USL Cup playoff berth with a home win against Seattle Sounders 2 on Saturday. (Charis Wilson)