|Full name||Tulsa Athletics|
|Head Coach||Joey Ryan|
|League||National Premier Soccer League|
|2014||1st, South Central Conference|
|Website||Club home page|
The Tulsa Athletics are an American soccer team owned by Chattanooga FC goal keeper, Gregory Hartley, and are based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States. 2013 was their inaugural season in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), which is a national league at the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid. They compete in the NPSL's South-South Central Conference. The team maintains amateur status under NPSL rules, allowing college players to participate without losing their collegiate eligibility. They play at Athletics Stadium, the former home of the Tulsa Drillers baseball team. The 2014 NPSL season begins with Tulsa on the road in May 2014.
Crest and colors
The crest is a magenta shield featuring a unicorn facing a lion over a soccer ball, symbolizing both Strength and Magic. The colors are green and yellow.
A supporters group associated with the Tulsa Athletics are the Tulsa Ultras, who congregate behind the south goal at home matches.
Fans have given the team several unofficial nicknames, including "the A's" and "The Foxes", named after 'Lester', a lone fox who resides in the team's stadium.
In 2014 Oklahoma City FC left PDL to join the NPSL, which created an instant rivalry. The two clubs separated by just 100 miles play the OK Derby at least twice a season, as both compete in the NPSL South-South Central Conference.
The inaugural Red River Cup was contested in May 2014. Four clubs (Fort Worth Vaqueros, Liverpool Warriors, Oklahoma City FC) met in a two-day tournament hosted by Tulsa, who won the title over Oklahoma City FC.
|Year||Division||League||Regular Season||Playoffs||Open Cup|
|2013||4||NPSL||1st, South Central||Conference Semifinal||Did not qualify|
|2014||4||NPSL||1st, South Central||South Region Final||2nd Round|
Players and staff
As of June 1, 2013.
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