OKC vs. Tulsa: Season Opener vs. Turnpike Rivals
The Oklahoma City Women’s Football Club is having its first game of the season on June 12 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be held at the Mustang High School soccer complex, and everyone's invited. This is the team’s first home game, so come out and see them compete against the Tulsa Soccer Club.
The experience of the ladies on the Oklahoma City FC ranges from players like 30-year-old Dria Hampton who is competing in her 12th season with the team, to 18-year-old Samantha Guzman with her first season competing with OKC FC. Both women were born and raised in Oklahoma, though others on the team came from out of state or out of the country, like Amber Lockwood from Texas and Marga Franco from Spain. There are 21 girls on the roster who played or are currently playing collegiate soccer in Oklahoma from the likes of the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, University of Tulsa, and others. These ladies all have an incredible experience with soccer and continue to gain skill with each game they play.
Don’t forget to get your tickets to the game on June 12 at Mustang High School. Tickets are being sold online and at the gate, but purchasing your tickets online can get you $2 off your purchase. The link to the website to purchase tickets is; https://www.ticketstorm.com/event/oklahomacityfc2021season/mustangsoccerstadium/mustang/24992/. This is the season opener for Oklahoma City FC, so make sure to buy your tickets and come enjoy the action.
Dria Hampton to serve dual role with Oklahoma City FC in record 12th WPSL season
OKLAHOMA CITY (April 28, 2021) - One of the all-time great players from the state of Oklahoma, Dria Hampton, will head up Oklahoma City FC’s midfield once again for a record 12th WPSL season - and has added the role as Assistant Coach for the upcoming 2021 season, Technical Director Evan Dresel and Head Coach Danny Gibson announced today.
During her team-record 11 WPSL seasons, all with Oklahoma City FC, the team has compiled an 83-25-14 record, won five conference titles and advanced to the WPSL Championship semifinals three times.
Hampton recently concluded her sixth season as an assistant coach at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, where she helped lead the Drovers to the Sooner Athletic Conference championship game for the fifth consecutive season. The Piedmont, Okla. product coaches with Oklahoma Energy Football Club and is the lone female in club history to coach boy’s teams. She recently began a new private venture with MB10 Soccer, operating specialized individual and group clinics for intermediate to accomplished players.
A member of the United States National U14, U16, U18 and U20 teams, in 2009 Hampton was ranked as the No. 13 college prep prospect. The athletic midfielder started 62 consecutive games during her initial three collegiate years at the University of Oklahoma, leading the Sooners to the 2010 NCAA Tournament. The three-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree played her senior season at Florida State, making 19 appearances for the Seminoles and advancing the NCAA Championship semifinals during her lone season in Tallahassee.
Oklahoma City FC, the ninth winningest team in WPSL history, opens its season on the road June 8 at FC Dallas. The ScissorTails’ home opener is June 12 at Mustang High School with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City will compete in the WPSL’s Red River Conference’s Northern Division and play home-and-home matches in 2021 versus turnpike rival Tulsa Soccer Club, FC Dallas, SouthStar FC, and the Texas Spurs – all three from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
Oklahoma City FC’s Tryouts are scheduled for this Sunday 6-8 p.m. and on May 8 at MHS. For additional information and to register, go to OklahomaCityFC.com.
The WPSL, entering its 23rd season, is the largest women’s soccer league in the world with 136 teams spread across 34 states from coast-to-coast. With matches played during summer months, WPSL team rosters feature the top amateur players in North America – from standout collegiate student-athletes, to elite prep prospects and former college standouts. Many of the top players in U.S. National Team history honed their skills in the WPSL, including Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain, Abby Wambach and dozens of others.