The Roughnecks will look to avenge their 1-0 loss earlier this season to OKC on Saturday in the Black Gold Derby at ONEOK Field. (Steven Christy)
Saturday, May 26
vs. OKC Energy FC
Kickoff – 7:00 p.m. at ONEOK Field
It will be the second edition of Oklahoma’s Black Gold Derby when the Tulsa Roughnecks FC host the Oklahoma City Energy at ONEOK Field on Saturday, May 26. It will be a great way to kick off the long Memorial Day Weekend as activities will begin with a pre-game soccer clinic for youth players and will conclude with a large holiday Fireworks Spectacular following the game. Kickoff for the match is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
All of Saturday’s activities are presented by Case & Associates, Tulsa’s Channel 8 and The Sports Animal 97.1.
The Roughnecks will be looking for their first win of the season in the rivalry match. It has been a season of draws for the Roughnecks thus far as they have tied in six of their ten regular season matches for a total of six points. The six draws have already matched a franchise high for TRFC, despite less than 1/3 of the season having been played.
TRFC will need to reverse its home form in order to get the full three points. So far in 2018, Tulsa has two draws and three losses in five home matches. In contrast, TRFC has lost only one time away from ONEOK Field, playing to draws in four of five away matches this season. That one loss came at Oklahoma City in the season opener.
Oklahoma City also comes into the match with six points from a 2-8-0 record. After defeating the Roughnecks in the opener, the Energy suffered an eight-game losing streak before ending the skid with a 1-0 win last Saturday at home against Colorado Springs.
Both teams have struggled to find the back of the net. Oklahoma City is last among all USL teams with only four goals scored this season, while the Roughnecks rank 24th with nine goals.
The match is one of three this season between the Oklahoma sides. The Energy could clinch the 2018 Black Gold Derby series with a victory in Saturday’s game.
Tickets for the match are available online by clicking HERE, over the telephone at (918) 744-5901 or in person at the stadium ticket office. Youth players who wear their team’s jersey can obtain any level ticket in the seating bowl or on the grass berm for just $5.
Fans in Tulsa who are unable to attend Saturday’s game can still watch the action live on Cox YurView channel 1333.
The match will also be streamed live on ESPN+ for fans with a subscription to the service.
Saturday, May 26 vs. Oklahoma City Energy FC (7:00 p.m.)
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND FIREWORKS / YOUTH CLINIC
Presented by Case & Associates, Tulsa’s Channel 8 and The Sports Animal 97. 1
Make soccer part of your Memorial Day Weekend plans as the Roughnecks host state rivals, the Oklahoma City Energy. In addition to the game, we have a pair of great promotions for fans of all ages to enjoy.
Activities will begin with a soccer clinic for youth players with the Roughnecks players and coaches. Kids wanting to participate in the clinic will need to enter through the Arvest Gate at 5:30 PM. The on-field clinic will run from 5:45-6:15 PM.
In addition, a balloon artist and a face painter will located near the Hillcrest Street Team in the Arvest Plaza from 6-8 p.m.
Fans will also have the opportunity to meet the players from the new Fortuna Tulsa squad prior to the game. The Fortuna women will be located along the concourse beginning at 6:30 p.m. and will be available for photos and autographs.
After the match, we will light up the skies above downtown Tulsa with a large, holiday Fireworks Spectacular.
Once the skies clear, we will continue the fun with our After-Match Party at Scoreboard Bar. Come enjoy your favorite beverages with other soccer fans.