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USL Match Preview – #TULvOKC

By USLSoccer.com Staff, 08/11/17, 5:30PM EDT

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Crucial Black Gold derby looms as both sides look to solidify playoff position

Tulsa, Okla. – In one of the biggest matches in Oklahoma soccer Tulsa Roughnecks will welcome OKC Energy FC to ONEOK Field in a crucial derby for the playoff hopes of each team, kickoff is set for 7:30pm

Matchcenter: Click Here | Tickets: Click Here | Broadcast: KSVI-52 (OKC)

Tulsa Roughnecks news and notes

Current record: 8-9-2, 26pts

Tulsa Roughnecks come in to the derby following a 2-1 win over Saint Louis in the second match of their home stand.

Jorge Luis Corrales scored the opener in the 25th minute with a stunner, before Joey Calistri added the second with 20 minutes to play.

That win continued a strong recent run for the Roughnecks who have lost just one match of their last seven, and have managed to win seven home matches so far this year.

OKC Energy FC news and notes

Current record: 8-8-5, 29pts

OKC Energy is coming in to this match off an impressive win, as they stunned Real Monarchs with a 2-0 win on Saturday.

Both goals on that occasion were scored by Alex Dixon, earning him a USL Team of the Week nod along with defender Kyle Hyland, who had a big contribution in OKC keeping a clean sheet in the match.

It could have been even better for the Energy if not for Andy Craven failing to score from the spot, forcing OKC Energy to settle for the 2-0 win.

That result kept the undefeated streak going for OKC, coming in to this game five games without a loss.

Series Notes

This will be the second black gold derby of the year with Tulsa winning the first, in Oklahoma City 2-1.

Squads

Tulsa – GK: Donovan Ricketts, Bryan Byars, Fabian Cerda; D: Paris Gee, Modou Jadama, Jorge Corrales, Francisco Ugarte, Bradley Bourgeois, Kosuke Kimura, Aaron Guillen; M: Jacori Hayes, Jonathan Levin, Joey Calistri, Collin Fernandez, Jaime Ayala, Joaquin Rivas, Brady Ballew, Brandt Bronico; F: Juan Caffa, Ian Svantesson, Brian Wright, Pavel Kondrakhin, Christian Thierjung

OKC – GK: Cody Laurendi, C.J. Cochran, Jacob Lissek; D: Kyle Hyland, Sam Fink, Mickey Daly, Michael Harris, Anthony Wallace, Coady Andrews, Richard Dixon; M: Chad Bond, Juan Pablo Guzman, Miguel Gonzalez, Alex Dixon, Daniel Gonzalez, Jose Barril, Luis Martinez; F: Jose Angulo, Andy Craven, Wojceich Wojcik

Discipline

Tulsa – Accumulation warning: Jorge Luis Corrales

OKC – Accumulation warning: Coady Andrews

Officials
REF: ISMIR PEKMIC
AR1: Ryan Cook
AR2: Matthew Rodman
4TH: Curtis Mayo

Game hashtag:

#TULvOKC

Twitter social handles

Tulsa Roughnecks - @RoughnecksFC

OKC Energy FC - @EnergyFC

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