Tulsa Roughnecks FC

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Tulsa Roughnecks FC
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Full name Tulsa Roughnecks FC
Founded 1978 (refounded in 2013)
Stadium ONEOK Field
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Ground Capacity 7,833
Owner Tulsa Drillers
Co-Chairmen Dale & Jeff Hubbard
Head Coach David Irving
League USL
2015 7th, Western Conference
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page

Tulsa Roughnecks FC is an American professional soccer team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They compete in the United Soccer League, starting in the 2015 season. Jeff and Dale Hubbard, co-owners of the Tulsa Drillers minor league baseball franchise, were announced as co-owners on December 18, 2013.[1] The team calls itself the Roughnecks after the name received nearly 50% of the votes in a "name the team" contest held in February 2014.[2][3]

History[edit]

The franchise will be owned and operated by the Tulsa Drillers, a double-A minor league baseball club playing in the Texas League.[2] The Drillers' co-chairs, brothers Jeff and Dale Hubbard, will serve as co-chairs of the soccer club. Prodigal, LLC., owner of Oklahoma City Energy FC, another USL Pro club, will serve as a minority owner.[4][5]

On February 26, 2014, it was announced that the team would be known as Tulsa Roughnecks FC, paying homage to the original Roughnecks which played in the original North American Soccer League from 1978 until the league folded in 1984 (and were best known for winning Soccer Bowl '83).[3]

The team logo, colors and uniforms were introduced on September 2, 2014. The team colors are Orange and Navy Blue.[6]

Stadium[edit]

The team play at ONEOK Field. a 7,833 seat stadium that is also home to the Drillers.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Avg. Attendance
2015 3 USL 7th, Western Did not qualify Third Round 4,714

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of March 25, 2016

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Mangels, AlexAlex Mangels      United States
2 Defender Cennerazzo, GaryGary Cennerazzo      Scotland
3 Defender Davoren, IarfhlaithIarfhlaith Davoren      Ireland
4 Defender Whatley, MattMatt Whatley      Wales
5 Defender Abidor, DavidDavid Abidor      United States
7 Midfielder Manhebo, HenriHenri Manhebo      Ivory Coast
8 Midfielder LaGrassa, MattMatt LaGrassa (on loan from Sacramento Republic)     United States
9 Forward Ochoa, SammySammy Ochoa      United States
10 Forward Khan, KaleemullahKaleemullah Khan      Pakistan
11 Midfielder Martinez, CarlosCarlos Martinez      United States
13 Defender Lee, RaymondRaymond Lee      United States
14 Forward Mata, CristianCristian Mata      United States
15 Forward Taylor, BryceBryce Taylor      United States
16 Defender Schafer, IsaiahIsaiah Schafer      United States
17 Forward Villalobos, GustavoGustavo Villalobos      United States
18 Defender Peters, AnthonyAnthony Peters      United States
20 Midfielder Ramos Carpio, JassonJasson Ramos Carpio      Guatemala
21 Defender Morgan, DevinDevin Morgan      United States
23 Midfielder Pellegrino, AdrianoAdriano Pellegrino      Australia
24 Midfielder Ballew, BradyBrady Ballew      United States
25 Goalkeeper Feener, JakeJake Feener      United States
90 Goalkeeper Harrison, HunterHunter Harrison      United States

Staff[edit]

  • England David IrvingHead Coach
  • United States Mac Orr – Assistant Coach
  • England Tom TaylorAssistant Coach
  • United States Ryan Ego – Goalkeeping Coach
  • United States Koby Smith – Head Athletic Trainer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tulsa to Join USL PRO in 2015" (Press release). United Soccer Leagues. December 18, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Tulsa USL PRO soccer franchise holds contest to name team". Tulsa World. January 26, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Bailey, Eric (February 26, 2014). "Fans vote to resurrect Roughnecks name for new Tulsa pro soccer team". Tulsa World. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ Moss, John (December 18, 2013). "Professional Soccer Is Returning To Tulsa". Tulsa, Oklahoma: KTUL-TV. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ Brown, Mike (December 19, 2013). "Pro soccer headed to ONEOK Field in 2015". Tulsa World. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Roughnecks Unveil Logo, Uniforms" (Press release). United Soccer Leagues. September 2, 2014. Retrieved September 2, 2014. 

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