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Match Preview: FC Tulsa Hosts Phoenix Rising FC for Their First Home Match of the 2024 Season

April 4, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
FC Tulsa News Release

TULSA - FC Tulsa Hosts Defending Champions Phoenix Rising at ONEOK Field for their 2024 Home Opener.

Standings: FC Tulsa comes into their home opener match up with a record of 1-1-0. Phoenix Rising FC visits FC Tulsa with a record of 1-3-0. With the current USL Championship standings, FC Tulsa finds themselves 8th out of the 12 teams in the Western Conference with three points. Defending USL Champions are currently 10th with three points as well. Both teams are looking for their second this Friday.

FC Tulsa Last Match: FC Tulsa faced Orange County in Irvine, California on Saturday, March 30. FC Tulsa took their first loss of the season with a result of 0-1. FC Tulsa came out in the second half with fire as they were looking to cut the deficit. With several shots on goal, FC Tulsa was unable to capitalize.

Last Matchup Against Phoenix Rising: FC Tulsa hosted Phoenix Rising in September of 2023 with the result being a 0-0 draw. Notably, collecting a point which tried to keep their playoff race alive for the 2023 season.

Players to watch: Players to watch this week for FC Tulsa are Nate Worth and Alexis Souahy. In Saturday's match against Orange County SC Nate Worth came off the bench in the 77th minute looking for action. Worth had a last-minute header just wide of the goal that looked promising to draw the game. Alexis Souahy has been a consistent starter at center-back for FC Tulsa that wears the Captain armband.

On the Phoenix Rising FC side, Goalkeeper Rocco Rios Novo received Week 4 - Team of the Week honors after having eight saves in the Phoenix Rising 1-0 loss against New Mexico United. Midfielder Panos Armenakas has been Phoenix Rising's only goalscorer this season with their 1-0 win against Oakland Roots SC on Saturday, March 23.

Get Tickets: There is still time to purchase tickets to Friday's game. Friday's Home Opener will feature $1 Beer Section Night and a Schedule Magnet GiveawayTo purchase tickets visit SeatGeek.

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 will visit Sacramento Republic on Saturday, April 13 and return to ONEOK on Saturday April 20 to take on Charleston Battery at 5 PM CT. To purchase tickets visit SeatGeek.

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