Tulsa Roughnecks win season opener 4-1 at ONEOK Field

Posted at 8:45 AM, Mar 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-25 22:56:42-04

Tulsa -- Update:

Tulsa Roughnecks FC opened its third season of play Saturday by defeating the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC by a score of 4-1 at ONEOK Field. 

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Activities around the opener will include a large pre-match parade, pre-game festivities on the field, post-game Fireworks and an After Match Party at the new Busch Scoreboard Bar underneath the video board at ONEOK Field.

All the activities will begin with the 1st Annual Opening Night Parade presented by Supermercado Morelos. The parade will feature over 1,500 members from the Roughnecks youth soccer affiliates and will begin at 6 p.m. at the OETA building located on Greenwood Avenue. Other participants will include a marching band, the Roughnecks Pipe Band and Oil-E Coyote. The parade will travel south on Greenwood Avenue before turning west on Archer Street and culminating at the Oil Derrick Entrance of ONEOK Field.

From there, parade participants will join the Supporters March into the stadium at 6:40 p.m. which will be led by The Roustabouts.

The fun will continue after the match with a large Fireworks Show courtesy of PSO, 2 Works For You and 106.9 K-Hits.

Once the smoke clears, fans can head over to the Busch Scoreboard Bar for the official After Party. All fans will have the chance to meet the Roughnecks players as well as enjoy the music of Tulsa's Own Piano Guy, Joseph Callery.

Adult fans will be able to enjoy 24 ounce domestic beers served in a special Roughnecks Souvenir Cup for only $4 each, after the match at the new Busch Scoreboard Bar only.


Fans entering the stadium will receive full-color Roughnecks 2017 Schedule Magnets courtesy of Mazzio's.

The Roughnecks are undefeated in season openers. In 2015, in the franchise's first-ever match, TRFC battled to a 1-1 draw with Oklahoma City before a record-setting crowd of 8,335 at ONEOK Field. Last season, the Roughnecks defeated Rio Grande Valley 2-0 in the opener in downtown Tulsa.

The Roughnecks enjoyed a successful preseason under new head coach David Vaudreuil. Tulsa was unbeaten, finishing with a 4-0-1 record.

Colorado Springs also enters the match after going undefeated in the preseason and is coached by former USA international defender Steve Trittschuh. Last year, the Switchbacks posted a 1-0 home win over the Roughnecks in the only meeting between the two teams. In 2015, TRFC swept a two-game series from the Switchbacks by recording a rare win in Colorado Springs.  

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