Tulsa Roughnecks FC
|Full name||Tulsa Roughnecks FC|
|Founded||December 18, 2013|
|Head Coach||Michael Nsien|
|2018||17th, Western Conference|
The Tulsa Roughnecks FC is an American professional soccer team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They compete in the USL Championship, 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. 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, the team name refers to the name to the original Roughneck team from Tulsa that played between 1978 and 1984.
The franchise is owned and operated by the Tulsa Drillers, a double-A minor league baseball club playing in the Texas League. The Drillers' co-chairs, brothers Jeff and Dale Hubbard, will also serve as co-chairs of the Tulsa Roughnecks. Prodigal, LLC., owner of Oklahoma City Energy FC, another USL club, will serve as a minority owner.
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).
The team logo, colors and uniforms were introduced on September 2, 2014. The oil derrick in the logo, as well as the name of the team, is a reference to Tulsa’s ”Oil Capitol” heritage; the dictionary definition of a “roughneck” is a worker in an oil-well drilling crew. The team colors are Orange and Navy Blue with all kits supplied by Adidas.
The team plays at ONEOK Field, a 7,833 seat stadium that is also home to the Drillers. The ONEOK Field is located in the Greenwood District of Downtown Tulsa. The baseball field opened in 2010 to the Tulsa Drillers but was made the Roughnecks' home in 2015. In order to transform the field from a baseball field to a soccer field, sod is laid down to cover the first and second base while using the rest of the baseball field's outfield for the soccer field, with one goal on the East side of the pitch and the other on the West side.
• The Roustabouts are the main supporters group of the Tulsa Roughnecks FC. They will chant in "The Rig". In the oil field, a Roustabout is the person who supports the Roughnecks on the rig. They do whatever is needed on the rig and must be versatile and willing to do whatever the crew needs.
• La Unión 918: Spanish speaking supporters of the TRFC. Founded in 2016, La Union 918 has a Mexican-South American style. Chanting in spanish, flying flags, hitting drums, etc. La Union 918 travel down to OKC with The Roustabouts when TRFC face in-state rival Energy FC.
Roughnecks FC's main rival are the Oklahoma City Energy FC in the Black Gold Derby, with both teams being located in Oklahoma. The supporters group of both teams established a trophy, a 4-foot wrench painted with the colors of each team on either side, which is awarded to the regular season winner of the derby.
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|2017–2018||New Balance||Osage Casino|
|Year||Division||League||Regular Season||Playoffs||U.S. Open Cup||Avg. Attendance|
|2015||3||USL||7th, Western||Did not qualify||Third Round||4,714|
|2016||3||USL||15th, Western||Did not qualify||Second Round||3,950|
|2017||2||USL||7th, Western||Conference Quarterfinals||Fourth Round||3,851|
|2018||2||USL||17th, Western||Did not qualify||Second Round||3,094|
As of June 14, 2019
- Michael Nsien – Head Coach
- Donovan Ricketts – First Assistant & Goalkeeping Coach
- Domenic Pultrone – Assistant Coach
- Nemanja Vuković – Assistant Coach
- Alex Miranda – Team Analysis
- Barry Williams – President
- Wayne Farmer – General Manager
Head coaching history
- David Irving (2015–2016)
- David Vaudreuil (2017–2018) 
- Michael Nsien (interim) (2018) 
- Michael Nsien (2018–present) 
The Tulsa Roughnecks have an MLS affiliation with the Chicago Fire. The affiliation offers a way for developing players that are apart of the Chicago Fire through the Roughnecks, as well as helping the Tulsa team throughout their season. The affiliation also offers players from the Roughnecks a doorway into the MLS. The affiliation was strengthened by the Roughnecks former coach, David Vaudreuil, who played for the Chicago Fire from 2001-2002, making 26 appearances for the team. The Roughnecks have also produced affiliations with Tulsa's Academy team, TSC Hurricane, which plays in the Elite Clubs National League and the Super Y League, the Youth League for the USL. This affiliation offers resources to coaching staff and players as well as a direct path to the minor and major league soccer as well as introducing Tulsa's academy team into the Super Y League.
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