Tulsa Roughnecks Add Defensive Depth with Canadian Duo
Former NAIA All-American Zephirin joined by Legendre in club’s 2019 squad
Tulsa, OK– Tulsa Roughnecks FC announced on Wednesday it had signed two new defenders for the 2019 USL Championship season, with Frantzly Zephirin and Anthony Legendre joining Head Coach Michael Nsien’s squad. The signings are pending league and federation approval.
A native of Montreal, Quebec, Zephirin previously played at MidAmerica Nazarene University, where as a senior he was named to the NAIA All-America Second Team after leading the MNU defense to a 0.76 goals-against average while registering one goal and eight assists on the season. Zephirin also brings experience from League Two, where he made eight appearance for the Ocean City Nor’easters in the 2017 season.
Legendre, meanwhile, came through fellow USL Championship side Ottawa Fury FC’s Academy before competing collegiately at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, where he was named the Thunder’s Rookie of the Year in 2017.
“We’re excited to add Frantzly and Anthony to the roster, both players will provide good depth to the back line,” said Roughnecks General Manager Wayne Farmer, “Anthony has played in a couple of the preseason friendlies and done well, and we look forward to Frantzly arriving in Tulsa in the upcoming days.”
The Tulsa Roughnecks kick off the 2019 season against the Portland Timbers, March 9th, at ONEOK Stadium. Get your season tickets now at www.roughnecksfc.com/tickets. Season tickets can also be purchased by calling 918-297-6808.
About Tulsa Roughnecks
Tulsa Roughnecks F.C. was reborn in 2015 when the professional soccer club began play in the United Soccer League (USL). The Roughnecks play in the USL Championship, one of the most successful professional soccer leagues in the world. The 2017 season marked the Roughnecks most successful campaign, as the team earned its first-ever playoff appearance. For more information on Tulsa Roughnecks F.C. and ONEOK Field, please visit RoughnecksFC.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.