News Tulsa pro soccer team will have familiar name: Roughnecks Published: February 26, 2014

Tulsa's new professional franchise name will ring a familiar tone with longtime local sports fans.

The city's new United Soccer League PRO team will be known as the Tulsa Roughnecks, as reported by Eric Bailey of the Tulsa World. The name was an overwhelming favorite among the World's "Name Your Team" contest.

Starting in 2015, the Roughnecks will play in the same league as the Oklahoma City Energy FC.

See this story on

Trending Now


  1. 1
    Report: TCU star Devonte Fields a suspect in domestic disturbance call
  2. 2
    Gary Williams thinks Kevin Durant will settle down in Washington D.C. area one day
  3. 3
    Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher explains why Jameis Winston went unpunished
  4. 4
    Former Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein joins Wildcats football staff
  5. 5
    Native American tribe cancels Ted Nugent show, cites 'racist' views
+ show more