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Memphis 901 FC Looks to Silence the Crowd and Extend Unbeaten Streak in Tulsa on Friday

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May 17, 2023 – United Soccer League Championship (USL)Memphis 901 FC News Release

Memphis 901 FC hits the road carrying a six-match unbeaten streak as they take on FC Tulsa at ONEOK Field on Friday, May 19 at 8 p.m. CT.

The Beale St. Boys going into Friday’s matchup with momentum and confidence having not suffered a loss in league since March 18 most recently dispatching Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC with a 2-1 victory at home.

Memphis has played some of their best matches on the road with a 2-0-1 record and five match unbeaten streak away from AutoZone Park going back to the 2022 season.

At the center of the club’s surge in the last two months is winger Luiz Fernando, who leads the team with four goals and two assists in the league this season. The Brazilian international has scored or assisted a goal in each of the club’s last five USL Championship matches.

Fernando was named USL Championship Player of the Week for regular season week 10 after his two goal performance.

Memphis continues to climb up the Eastern Conference table, sitting at No. 6 with their 3-2-3 record and 12 points in only eight matches.

FC Tulsa currently sits at No. 10 in the Eastern Conference with a 1-3-6 record. Last time out, Tulsa split points with Las Vegas Lights FC, the most recent of three consecutive draws against Sacramento and Detroit City.

Fans can watch the match on WMC Bounce 5.2 locally and ESPN+ nationally.


“We’re going on 10 games now and we’re starting to hit our stride now. Picking up on guys’ tendencies, our style of play and what the staff wants, everybody’s just jelling with each other really well. We just want to improve every day and be a really good squad the rest of the year.” – Graham Smith

“The team’s working hard and battling hard. The objective is to win a championship, so it’s a mixture of everyone doing their work and I’m happy to be a part of it.” – Graham Smith

“It’s something I look forward to. Wherever I go, the objective is to defend Memphis and it’s very good when you can get a goal and keep them quiet, but the objective is to make sure the team is doing its best.” – Luiz Fernando

“(Tulsa) will think they’ve not gotten the points on the board that they deserved and that’s always a dangerous opponent. We need to be ready for that. They’ve got a lot of good players and a home game so they’ll be looking to get points on the board pretty quick before they get left behind. We know we’re going to play against an opponent that’s well kept,…

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