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USL Match Preview – #VANvTUL

By Staff, 09/05/17, 9:03AM EDT


Vancouver hosts Tulsa in Western Conference matchup on Wednesday

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Tulsa Roughnecks FC will looking to remain undefeated on its trip as it wraps up its three-game run in the Pacific Northwest with a visit to face Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 on Wednesday night at McLeod Athletic Park. Kickoff is set for at 7 p.m. PT.

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 news and notes

  • Current record: 5-13-7, 22pts

  • It has been a difficult season for Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 but the side can finish with a spark, which may have started following a 2-1 win against the LA Galaxy II on Aug. 27.

  • After Terran Campbell opened the scoring for WFC2 in the fourth minute, Los Dos equalized, but WFC2 got the win it needed as Gloire Amanda managed a goal with seven minutes to play to seal the three points.

  • That result put an end to a 13-match winless run as the side went 0-8-5 in a stretch that dropped WFC2 to 14th in the USL Western Conference, while also putting it within touching distance of LA Galaxy II, currently in 13th. A win on Wednesday night could draw Vancouver level on points with Los Dos.

  • A pair of WFC2 players have featured in World Cup Qualifying this week, with young standout Myer Bevan scoring his first goal for New Zealand on Tuesday as the All Whites advanced 8-3 on aggregate against the Solomon Islands. Deklan Wynne also started in both games of the two-legged playoff.

Tulsa Roughnecks FC news and notes

  • Current record: 11-10-4, 37pts

  • Tulsa Roughnecks FC concludes its Cascadia road trip on Wednesday following a disappointing 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers 2 on Saturday.

  • Forced to come from behind the only Roughnecks FC goal of the match came from the penalty spot as Juan Pablo Caffa converted at the end of the first half to equalize.

  • Caffa also hit the crossbar in the second half, almost earning the Roughnecks a victory, but the point kept the side in fifth place in the USL Western Conference standings.

  • Tulsa could use some improvement away from home, having won just three times on the road this season. A win on Wednesday would move the Roughnecks seven points clear of its in-state rivals OKC Energy FC, which currently sits in ninth place in the conference standings. 

Series Notes

  • This will be the second, and final, meeting between the two sides this year, with Tulsa winning the first match 3-1 at ONEOK Field.


  • Vancouver – GK: Spencer Richey, Sean Melvin, Mark Village; D: Cole Seiler, Jacob Nerwinski, Francis de Vries, Dominick Zator, Andy Thoma, Brett Levis, Chris Serban, Deklan Wynne, Kadin Chung; M: Marco Bustos, David Norman Jr., Patrick Metcalfe, William Seymore, Thomas Gardner, Matthew Baldisimo, Michael Baldisimo, Noah Verhoven; F: Myer Bevan, Nazeem Bartman, Gloire Amanda, Terran Campbell, Thomas Sanner, Theo Bair

  • Tulsa – GK: Stefan Cleveland, Bryan Byars, Fabian Cerda; D: Paris Gee, Modou Jadama, Jorge Corrales, Francisco Ugarte, Bradley Bourgeois, Kosuke Kimura; M: Jonathan Levin, Joey Calistri, Collin Fernandez, Joaquin Rivas, Brady Ballew, Jaime Ayala, Brandt Bronico; F: Juan Pablo Caffa, Ian Svantesson, Pavel Kondrakhin, Christian Thierjung


  • Vancouver – Accumulation warning: Francis De Vries, Ben McKendry, David Norman

  • Tulsa – Accumulation warning: Collin Fernandez



  • AR1: Chris Wattam

  • AR2: Candace Brown

  • 4TH: Juan Marquez

Game hashtag:

  • #VANvTUL

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