The Tulsa Roughnecks, led by their new coach, Michael Nsien, came away with their third consecutive preseason win defeating Swope Park Rangers of the USL Championship Eastern Conference.
Goals by Cristhian Altamirano and Fabian Bastidas gave the Tulsa Roughnecks the 2-1 win . Altamirano converted a first half penalty kick just before halftime, that made the score 1-0 . Swope equalized in the 85th minute off a wide free kick that was headed in by Enzo Mauriz. The Tulsa Roughnecks answered Swope Park Rangers goal immediately from a corner kick that Fabian Bastidas headed in at the back post.
“We anticipated this game would test us in different areas that we have yet to be challenged so far in preseason and knew that Swope Park Rangers would want to have the majority of the ball”, said Michael Nsien (Head Coach, Tulsa Roughnecks), “We had good defensive lines, created multiple chances early that we didn’t take advantage of, and we are very disappointed to give up a late goal on a set piece. I want to thank the fans for their continued support and attendance, as a team we keep moving forward ”.
Tulsa Roughnecks next preseason game sees the team travel to play Saint Louis FC (Saturday, February 23rd). The team returns to Claremore, Oklahoma to play Rogers State University (Tuesday, February 26th).