The wait is finally over! Tulsa’s newest, professional soccer team now has a name, and it will be a familiar one to many long-time soccer fans. The city’s new USL PRO franchise will be called the Tulsa Roughnecks.
The name was selected by fans in a Tulsa World Media Company Name Your Team Contest. The name Roughnecks was the overwhelming choice from four selections in the final round of the contest.
The name Roughnecks received nearly 50% of the total votes, almost as many votes as the other three names combined. Tulsa Strike finished second in the voting with 25%, FC Tulsa was third with 16% and Oil City FC was fourth with 9%.
The new team’s official name with be Tulsa Roughnecks FC.
“We want to have soccer fans strongly involved with this team,” said Mike Melega. “That is why we wanted to do a Name Your Team Contest, so we could see what fans wanted and preferred in their team’s name.”