Soccer Tournaments in Oklahoma
Most soccer aficionados would not immediately think of Oklahoma as a hotbed of soccer activity but the Sooner State has something that many more illustrious soccer regions in the US can not claim, and that’s a professional national championship.
The Tulsa Roughnecks won the Soccerbowl in 1983 and played for six years in the North American Soccer League before enjoying something of a renaissance in the 1990s, in name at least, as a member of the USISL.
The Roughnecks may not have been stacked with superstars like some of the other teams in the NASL, but one of their young fans would go on to become a true star of the US National team. Joe Max Moore, whose father was a co-owner of the Roughnecks, was born in Tulsa, OK and grew up to become Oklahoma’s most famous soccer son, playing in the 1992 Olympics and two World Cups in between professional stints in Germany, England and the United States.
Besides playing in soccer tournaments in Oklahoma, there is plenty for visiting soccer families to do, from world-class museums to roller coasters, sand dune riding to scenic float trips.
Historic Route 66 runs through the state and, although it’s no longer part of the interstate highway system, it offers plenty of ways to “get your kicks” discovering a fascinating part of American history.
Here, then, is our listing of soccer tournaments in Oklahoma