Portland Timbers 2 are headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma to take on the Tulsa Roughnecks FC. This is a first meeting between these two sides and the first meeting between any iteration of these teams since 1982. T2 are coming off consecutive losses to rival Sounders 2 in both league play and the U.S. Open Cup. They will be looking to rebound in Oklahoma and hope to get their regular season back on track. This match will be the first of a three match road swing for Timbers 2.
Tulsa Roughnecks FC (3-4-2, 11pts) will host T2 and play them for the first time in both team's current history. But both teams have faced each other before, the last time being in July of 1982 when both were part of the NASL. 32 years later, in different forms, they get to face each other again.
#TBT to the final meeting between the Timbers and @RoughnecksFC as NASL foes on July 28, 1982, in#PDX. #TULvPOR pic.twitter.com/j6O1104kH9— Portland Timbers 2 (@TimbersFC2) May 28, 2015
Tulsa themselves are on the better run of form in league play having won their last two matches. Both were 1-0 away wins against Orange County Blues and Austin Aztex. And in addition to these two wins, their goalkeeper Zac Lubin was named to the USL Team of the Week for the third time this season. Their most recent match was hosting the Third Round US Open Cup match versus their in state rivals, Oklahoma City Energy. They lost the match in a close 1-0 affair with OKC moving on to the fourth round.
Watch it: Streamed live on Timbers.com/T2 and embedded in our T2 match thread
Kickoff: Saturday, May 30th, 5:30 pm pacific, at ONEOK Field in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Portland Timbers 2: 3-4-2, 11pts, 9th place in the USL Western Conference
Tulsa Roughnecks FC: 3-4-2, 11pts, 10th place in the USL Western Conference