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Tulsa Roughnecks owner: 'Zero tolerance' for Bastidas hate speech

The president of the Tulsa Roughnecks cited the USL's "zero-tolerance policy" against hate speech as the reason for terminating the contract of midfielder Fabian Bastidas on Sunday, and added he wanted to send a message to the city and beyond that such behavior would not be tolerated.

The decision came in the wake of statements by Oklahoma City Energy FC defender/midfielder Atiba Harris that a Tulsa player, later identified as Bastidas, had racially abused him in Saturday's match between the two...

Tulsa Roughnecks' Bastidas has contract terminated after racist abuse accusation

The Tulsa Roughnecks have terminated the contract of midfielder Fabian Bastidas after he was accused of racially abusing an Oklahoma City Energy player during a USL match this weekend.

Following Saturday's game between the Roughnecks and OKC, Energy midfielder Atiba Harris posted on Twitter that a Tulsa player, later identified as Bastidas, had called him the N-word on two occasions.

Both the Roughnecks and USL president Jake Edwards issued statements vowing to investigate the matter. And after...

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Mathers penalty sees Seattle past Portland; Colorado rallies past OKC FC

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Aaron Kovar celebrates after opening the scoring for Seattle against Portland in the third minute.

The Seattle Sounders saw off Cascadia rival Portland Timbers 2-1 in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Washington.

Aaron Kovar got the hosts out to an early lead in the third minute, slotting home a Nouhou Tolo cross from the center of the penalty area. 

But the Timbers struck back in the 38th minute, when Augustine Williams headed home after Rennico Clarke redirected a corner kick to him at the back post to...