My broadcast partner, John Moran, interviews RCU GK Tyler Early following the disappointing 1:1 draw.
RCU applied more pressure that led to Tulsa's Miguel Peralta's ejection after a second bookable offense in the 77th minute. However, RCU could not capitalize on the 13 minutes of numerical advantage as both Andrew Nkurunungi and Brian Kimbugwe had good looks at goal without success. Substitute Colby Childress laid a nice one-time pass back for Nkurunungi who missed the target from just outside the area, while shortly thereafter Kimbugwe's header from a poor Tulsa clearance crashed against the crossbar. That was as close as RCU would get to the game-winner and the match ended with a 1:1 scoreline.
RCU must now win next week at Atlanta and hope for that either Tulsa or Birmingham can steal points from Chattanooga in the coming week to set up a showdown for the NPSL Southeast Region Championship and a place in the NPSL Final Four when RCU travel up to Chattanooga on July 17th.