Wednesday, May 16 :: 7:00 p.m. CST :: Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium (2,000)
Coverage: US Soccer
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FC Wichita

2018 NPSL Record: 2-0-0
Beat OKC Energy FC U23 in the first round 3-1 on May 9

Tulsa Roughnecks FC

2018 USL Record 0-4-5
TRFC had a bye in the first round of the 2018 US Open Cup

Preview

FC Wichita ventures to Tulsa for what could be considered the largest match in franchise history, to take on the Tulsa Roughnecks FC at 7 p.m. at the University of Tulsa Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium in the second round of the 2018 US Open Cup.

Tonight’s game will be broadcast live at Jerseys Bar & Grill, the only official watch party of FC Wichita. Come out and join in the fun as FC Wichita looks to advance to the third round for the first time in franchise history.

FC Wichita is coming off a 4-2 win over Saint Louis Club Atletico on Saturday, May 12 at Trinity Academy. Previously, FC Wichita beat Oklahoma City Energy’s minor club, U23, 3-1 in the first round of the US Open Cup on May 9.

The Tulsa Roughnecks FC are struggling this season. They’re second to last in the USL and are coming off a .. loss to the Phoenix Rising on Saturday, May 12. They earned a bye in the first round as they’re in a larger division of USSF.

Wichita and Tulsa have met twice previously in friendlies. Tulsa won both games, including a 2016 friendly that took place at OneOK Field in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The winner of today’s match will advance to the third round in the US Open Cup, which will take place on May 23. If FC Wichita wins, they’ll travel to either Dallas, Texas to play NTX Rayados (NPSL) or travel to Oklahoma City to play the Energy (USL).

On Saturday, FC Wichita will return to NPSL action as they host the Little Rock Rangers. It’s a double header as the women’s club will play at 4 p.m. and the men will kick off at 7:30 p.m. You can buy tickets for $15 for both games, saving $5.

About Charles Chaney

Charles Chaney is a social media professional for both the FC Wichita men's and women's clubs.