FC Tulsa Unveils Full 2020 USL Championship Schedule
TULSA - FC Tulsa will take the pitch at ONEOK Field for the first time in 2020 on August 12. It's just one of the highlights of FC Tulsa's full 15-match revised schedule that was announced Thursday afternoon by the USL Championship. In addition to its home opener date, FC Tulsa's schedule features two home matches against rival OKC Energy FC and a three-match homestand to close out the regular season.
Overall, FC Tulsa will play 15 matches between July 13 and October 3 in a World Cup-style group format, with the top two teams from each of the eight groups advancing to the 2020 USL Championship Playoffs. As was announced previously, FC Tulsa will compete in Group D alongside Oklahoma rivals Energy FC, and three Texas clubs-Austin Bold FC, Rio Grande Valley FC, and San Antonio FC.
Outside of the three matches against each of their Group D opponents, FC Tulsa will face Sporting KC II, Saint Louis FC and Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC in matches outside of group play. Every match will count towards their 2020 points total and determine the standings in Group D.
"The schedule will be demanding for everyone," said FC Tulsa head coach Michael Nsien. "Although they've regionalized the competition, there is a short turnaround on numerous occasions. This season will require squad depth, and well-managed player rotation. I would describe this competition as a long sprint. It's been great work from the league and clubs to get everyone back on the field."
- Three rivalry matchups against OKC Energy FC, including a nationally televised return to play match in Oklahoma City on July 13 and two matches later in the season at ONEOK Field.
- FC Tulsa's home opener on August 12 against San Antonio FC, taking the pitch at ONEOK as FC Tulsa for the first time.
- Six total matches each in the months of August and September, including three at ONEOK field in August and four in September.
- Three matches outside of Group D-a road match in St. Louis against Saint Louis FC, and two home matches, one against Sporting Kansas City II and the season finale against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.
DATE & TIME OPPONENT HOME/AWAY VENUE
July 13, 6 p.m. CT OKC Energy FC Away Taft Stadium
July 23, TBA Austin Bold FC Away Austin Bold FC Stadium
August 1, TBA Rio Grande Valley FC Away H-E-B Park
August 8, TBA Saint Louis FC Away Toyota Stadium
August 12, TBA San Antonio FC Home ONEOK Field
August 19, TBA Austin Bold FC Home ONEOK Field
August 22, TBA San Antonio FC Away Toyota Field
August 29, TBA Sporting Kansas City II Home ONEOK Field
September 2, TBA Rio Grande Valley FC Home ONEOK Field
September 5, TBA Austin Bold FC Away Austin Bold FC Stadium
September 12, TBA OKC Energy FC Home ONEOK Field
September 19, TBA Rio Grande Valley FC Away H-E-B Park
September 26, TBA San Antonio FC Home ONEOK Field
September 30, TBA OKC Energy FC Home ONEOK Field
October 3, TBA Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Home ONEOK Field
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