With the Tulsa Roughnecks FC's season officially over, the guys take a look back at the season that was and possibly could have been. The guys look back at their guesses for the season and try to determine what exactly caused it all to go so wrong. The guys touch on some new news regarding Rayo OKC and the NASL and also breakdown some trends in attendance that affected lower division U.S. soccer. The guys finished up with their predictions for the rest of the USL playoffs.
After a week off, the guys are back to talk about the Tulsa Roughnecks FC's two most recent road matches, including the 1-1 draw in Salt Lake City. The guys breakdown the good and bad of the two road matches. Cody offers some history on last place USL clubs. Roger talks with RJ Clark from The Blue Testament about how Swope Park are faring as they head towards the end of their playoff push. The guys offer their predictions for Saturday's match and The Buzz's Jeremie Poplin pops in to offer his predictions for the season. The guys also react to the news of Landon Donovan returning to MLS.
This week on the show, the guys go without a guest to talk about the serious problems mounting for Tulsa Roughnecks FC and the areas most needing changes for 2017. The guys also discuss USL's decision to suspend a player after derogatory language was allegedly used against an openly gay player.
This week, Zach, Roger and Cody review the last week's match in Colorado Springs and find optimism in the 1-0 loss. The guys also discuss player discipline and card status for the Roughnecks, the live testing of video review for referees and some high profile coaching changes around the league. Brian Carrol from the Tulsa Roughnecks FC drops in to talk about where the team is at and gives an update on the health and mood of players. Roger talks RGVFC with Carson Merk from Dynamo Theory to find the secret to their strong first season. The guys close out with their predictions for the weekend's matches.
This week, Zach, Roger and Cody review the (almost) three matches since the last episode, including the rescheduling of the rained out match against Swope Park Rangers. The guys discuss Tulsa's narrow chances at playoffs and what it would take to do it, as unlikely as it may be. The guys welcome Chad Hollingsworth of Scratching the Pitch and The USL Show to discuss upcoming league changes from the 2016 USL midseason meetings and the future of TRFC in Division 2 soccer. Roger talks with Roland Vargish, commentator for Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC and writer, to talk about the Switchbacks and what Tulsa can expect for this week. The guys close it out with a discussion about the NASL's Rayo OKC who've been making waves on Twitter after news that much of the staff were no longer with the club and the head coach resigned.
This week, Zach, Roger and Cody discuss the second match of the Black Gold Derby with Tulsa's 3-0 road loss to OKC. The guys welcome soccer photographer Lori Scholl to the podcast to talk about what got her into taking photos and what she experiences on the pitch. Roger interviews Chris Cortez, forward for Arizona United SC, on his experiences in the USL ahead of Tulsa Roughnecks FC's match against AZU on Saturday. The guys make their predictions for the match and discuss the recently leaked details about the 2017 USL season plans.
Episode 50 - Black Gold Derby Podcast Special (with guests Chris Brannick, Sammy Ochoa and Mason Robbins)
Roger, Zach and Cody discuss the Tulsa Roughnecks big road point against Rio Grand Valley and the table situation in the USL's western conference. The guys interview the captain of the RGVFC match, and USL team of the week honoree, Iarfhlaith Davoren and talk with him about how he and the team are viewing the season (and Pokémon GO). The guys also discuss a recent New York Times article criticizing American soccer culture.