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Joaquin Rivas Signed for 2018 Season

December 21, 2017 - United Soccer League (USL) - Tulsa Roughnecks FC News Release

Tulsa, OK - The Tulsa Roughnecks F.C. and Head Coach David Vaudreuil revealed a key signing today as it was announced that midfielder Joaquin Rivas had agreed to terms on a contract for the 2018 season, pending league and federation approval. Rivas will return for his second year with the Roughnecks.

The 25-year-old was the only TRFC player to appear in all 32 regular season matches last season, starting in 27. Rivas was third on the team with five goals while adding two assists.

"Joaquin was one of the key contributors to our team's success last season, and we are excited to have him back," said Vaudreuil. "He is a talented and dependable player that we think can push forward and score even more goals this year."

Before joining the Roughnecks prior to last season, Rivas spent two years with the Sacramento Republic FC, making 19 appearances.

Prior to turning professional, Rivas played four years for the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV). After college, he starred for Kitsap Pumas in Bremerton, Washington, scoring 6 goals in 13 appearances for the PDL side.

Rivas is the third player signing announced this week by the Roughnecks.

About Tulsa Roughnecks F.C.

Playing its home matches at beautiful ONEOK Field in downtown Tulsa, the Tulsa Roughnecks F.C. are the affiliate club for the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer (MLS). Since its inception prior to the 2015 season, the club has competed in the professional United Soccer Leagues (USL). The 2017 season marked the Roughnecks most successful season yet as the team set a franchise record for most points in earning their first-ever playoff spot in the USL's Western Conference. For more information on Tulsa Roughnecks F.C. and ONEOK Field, please visit

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