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FC Tulsa Looks to Go Unbeaten in Three Straight USL-C Matches as They Host Charleston Battery

April 19, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
FC Tulsa News Release

TULSA - FC Tulsa hosts Charleston Battery for their second home game of the season after a record-breaking Home Opener and looks to go unbeaten in 3 straight USL-C matches.

Standings: FC Tulsa is currently ranked ninth in the Western Conference having played only 4 matches with 1 win, 1 loss, and 2 draws. FC Tulsa has gone unbeaten in two straight matches and is looking to make it third on Saturday. FC Tulsa played in the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, April 17 in which they defeated USL League One club Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC.

Charleston Battery currently ranks first in the Eastern Conference with 7 matches under their belt. With 15 points, Charleston Battery has 4 wins and 3 draws. Charleston Battery also ranks second in goals and clean sheets. Charleston Battery was the runner-up in the 2023 USL Championship losing against Phoenix Rising FC.

FC Tulsa's Last Match: FC Tulsa's last match in the USL Championship was against Sacramento Republic which ended in a 1-1 draw in Northern California. Defender Patrick Seagrist evened out the score after he sent one long from beyond the 18 yard box.

Last Matchup Against Charleston Battery: Last year FC Tulsa traveled to Charleston Battery on September 23, 2023 and came home to Tulsa with a 2-1 loss. FC Tulsa hosted Charleston Battery at home on April 15, 2023 and were defeated 2-1 as well. In the all-time history between the sides, the Battery hold a 3W-1L-0D record over FC Tulsa.

Players to watch: FC Tulsa's players to watch include Goalkeeper Joey Roggeveen who was nominated for Week 6 Save of the Week. Roggeveen has saved 50% of shots faced. Stefan Stojanovic is FC Tulsa's leading goal-scorer this season and also leads the team with shots on goals. Stojanovic has a 68.9% pass accuracy as well.

Charleston Battery players to watch are Forward Nick Markanich and Midfielder Emilio Ycaza. Both players were named to the Week 6 USL Team of the Week. The Battery played two games in Week 6 in which Markanich, who was named Player of the Week, notched three goals and one assist across both matches. Ycaza scored the opening goal in Battery's match against Indy Eleven.

Stay Updated: For highlights, polls, updates and more throughout matchday, be sure to follow @FCTulsa on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Threads.

Up Next: FC Tulsa has 2 USL-C away matches in a row, first visiting El Paso Locomotive FC on April 27 then traveling to Birmingham Legion on May 4. FC Tulsa will travel to Pittsburgh to face Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC in the U.S. Open Cup in the Round of 32. FC Tulsa will return home to ONEOK Field on May 11 to host Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC to rematch from the Open Cup only four days later. To purchase tickets visit SeatGeek.

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