Victor Moreland hails from Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he got his start playing professional soccer before coming to Oklahoma to be one of the first players for the Tulsa Roughnecks. Victor dug his cleats into Green Country when he married a Tulsa girl, and eventually settled down here. Of his Roughnecks era, he says, “They were fun days. I wish they could never stop, but you get older, you get slower. It’s just time to teach then.” And he does. Victor now gets his kicks coaching youth leagues in the area when he’s not working at C&C Tile & Carpet Co.
Originally published in This Land, Vol. 5, Issue 9, May 1, 2014.