Tulsa Roughnecks FC
|Full name||Tulsa Roughnecks FC|
|Head Coach||David Vaudreuil|
|League||United Soccer League|
|2017||7th, Western Conference
Playoffs: Conference Quarterfinals
The 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. 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 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 serve as co-chairs of the soccer club. Prodigal, LLC., owner of Oklahoma City Energy FC, another USL club, will serves 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 play at ONEOK Field. a 7,833 seat stadium that is also home to the Drillers.
• 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.
|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|
As of January 22, 2018
|2||Defender||Gee, ParisParis Gee||Canada|
|11||Midfielder||Rivas, JoaquinJoaquin Rivas||El Salvador|
|12||Goalkeeper||Cerda, FabiánFabián Cerda||Chile|
|17||Defender||Ugarte, FranciscoFrancisco Ugarte||Chile|
|—||Forward||Arce, FernandoFernando Arce||Argentina|
|—||Midfielder||Binns, MichaelMichael Binns||Jamaica|
|—||Forward||Gamble, MichaelMichael Gamble||United States|
|—||Goalkeeper||Gentry, ChaseChase Gentry||United States|
|—||Defender||Jusino, AdrianoAdriano Jusino||United States|
|—||Defender||Lennon, RiggsRiggs Lennon||United States|
|—||Midfielder||Maidana, SantiagoSantiago Maidana||Argentina|
|—||Midfielder||Mirković, IvanIvan Mirković||Serbia|
|—||Defender||Muñoz, ClaudioClaudio Muñoz||Chile|
|—||Forward||Pírez, JhonJhon Pírez||Uruguay|
|—||Midfielder||Ramirez, ChristianChristian Ramirez||El Salvador|
|—||Defender||Smith, TerenceTerence Smith||Canada|
|—||Forward||Tavares, EtiEti Tavares||Guinea-Bissau|
- David Vaudreuil – Head Coach
- David Irving - Director of Football Operations / Technical Director
- Donovan Ricketts – Goalkeeping Coach
- Koby Smith – Head Athletic Trainer
- Mason Robbins – Soccer Administration and Operations Assistant
Head coaching history
- "Tulsa to Join USL PRO in 2015" (Press release). United Soccer Leagues. December 18, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
- "Tulsa USL PRO soccer franchise holds contest to name team". Tulsa World. January 26, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
- Moss, John (December 18, 2013). "Professional Soccer Is Returning To Tulsa". Tulsa, Oklahoma: KTUL-TV. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
- Brown, Mike (December 19, 2013). "Pro soccer headed to ONEOK Field in 2015". Tulsa World. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
- Bailey, Eric (February 26, 2014). "Fans vote to resurrect Roughnecks name for new Tulsa pro soccer team". Tulsa World. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
- "Roughnecks Unveil Logo, Uniforms" (Press release). United Soccer Leagues. September 2, 2014. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
- "David Vaudreuil Named Roughnecks Head Coach". Tulsa Roughnecks FC. Retrieved December 6, 2016.