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Roughnecks roll Toros

Roughneck Joey Calistri lines up goal. Photo: Lori Scholl

TULSA, OK— Sometimes one goal is all you need, and Joey Calistri met that need for the Tulsa Roughnecks FC as they battled the RGV Toros FC to a 1-0 decision at ONEOK Field in front of 3,015 on Saturday night.

Calistri took a lead pass from Ian Svantesson in the 31st minute and punched it past Toros goalkeeper Borja Angorita for what was the only goal of the match.  Goalkeeper Bryan Byars posted his first clean sheet of the season, making eight saves in the shutout.  Continue reading

Roughnecks dominant in season opener

TULSA, OK—Match #1 of the David Vaudreil era is in the books as the Tulsa Roughnecks FC began their third season of USL play by dominating Colorado Switchbacks FC 4-1 in front of 4,952 fans at a cold, blustery ONEOK Field on Saturday night.

Two goals from forward Ian Svantesson and a goal each from Juan Pablo Caffa and Francisco Ugarte led Tulsa to it’s first win since last summer in a victory that was decisive and dominant. Continue reading

Roughnecks FC begin USL season play

Tulsa’s Kosuke Kimura & Jaoquin Rivas in St. Louis last Saturday.

The Tulsa Roughnecks FC with a very successful preseason are set to begin the 2017 USL season this Satruday night against the Colorado Springs Switchbacks. Kickoff for the match is set for 7:00 pm at ONEOK Field.

One most remarkable preseason match was against the Chicago Fire, Tulsa’ Major League Soccer affiliate. The Roughnecks battled the parent club to a 2-1 decision.  Continue reading

Roughnecks FC begin rebuilding season

The Tulsa Roughnecks FC may turn a corner in 2017.

In the club’s sophomore season, the Roughnecks went 5-21-4 and finished dead last (15th place) in the USL Western Conference.  Changes were needed, and they came fast and furious once the sun set on the 2016 season.  First order of business was a new coach, David Vandereuil.   Continue reading