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Tulsa Soccer Show

28
Oct

Episode 58 - Live from the Back Deck

Cody and Roger record from the back deck of Empire Bar to catch up on the latest news around the USL, including expansion news from Tampa Bay and Ottawa and head coach changes in Tulsa.

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6
Oct

Episode 57 - Deep Fried Nostalgia

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.

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23
Sep

Episode 56 - Welcome to the Fall

After another hiatus week off, Zach and Cody are back to talk about the Tulsa Roughnecks FC's two most recent matches ahead of the final match on Saturday, September 24. The guys also discuss a recent report from Sports Illustrated about potential departures from NASL to USL.
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9
Sep

Episode 55 - Not the All-Time Worst (with guest RJ Clark)

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.

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25
Aug

Episode 54 - Change is Needed

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.

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17
Aug

Episode 53 - Finding Optimism Where We Can (with guests Brian Carroll and Carson Merk)

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.

Also, don't miss the Tulsa Roustabouts bus trip to OKC on August 27. Sign up at http://www.tulsaroustabouts.com/partybus
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10
Aug

Episode 52 - Looking Forward (with guests Chad Hollingsworth and Roland Vargish)

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.

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29
Jul

Episode 51 - Dreaming of the Logjam (with guests Lori Scholl and Chris Cortez)

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.

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20
Jul

Episode 50 - Black Gold Derby Podcast Special (with guests Chris Brannick, Sammy Ochoa and Mason Robbins)

This week, Zach, Roger and Cody discuss the awesome 2-0 clean sheet win over Saint Louis FC and welcome three guests to the show to celebrate 50 episodes! The guys chat OKC soccer with The Oklahoman's Energy FC beat-writer Chris Brannick. The guys also talked with lead-scorer and captain Sammy Ochoa to talk about how he feels wearing the band and what's up with his undershirts. The guys take a listener question about the benefits of being an independent USL before devolving into a larger discussion of D2 status for the USL. The guys wrapped up the hour with Mason Robbins, former-guest cohost as well as co-founder of the Tulsa Roustabouts and now a consultant for the Tulsa Roughnecks FC.
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14
Jul

Episode 49 - Gotta Catch ‘Em All (with guest Iarfhlaith Davoren)

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.

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