The Bakersfield Condors will be having a special Futboleros night on Oct. 13 when they host the Tucson Roadrunners at the Rabobank Arena. Known as the "Harlem Globetrotters" of the soccer world, the Futboleros are soccer entertainers who entertain the crowd.
The Futboleros have performed at over 250 events throughout the United States for over 10 years. Among the events they have performed at include the Gold Cup, Copa America and the 2014 Rose Parade. They also have a strong affiliation with three Major League Soccer franchises-- the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas.
The Condors will be having a goaltender with a significant amount of National Hockey League experience to start the season. Al Montoya, who has 168 NHL regular season games with the Phoenix Coyotes, New York Islanders, Winnipeg Jets, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers, was reassigned to the Condors by the Oilers last week after the Oilers decided to go with a goaltending tandem of Cam Talbot and Mikko Koskinen to start the 2018-19 NHL regular season.
The Condors' opponent on Oct. 13, the Tucson Roadrunners, had the best record in the Pacific Division during the 2017-18 American Hockey League season. Even though their NHL affiliate, the Arizona Coyotes are in a rebuilding process, the Roadrunners managed to have a regular season record of 42 wins, 20 regulation losses and six losses in extra time last season. In the Calder Cup Playoffs, the Roadrunners advanced to the Pacific Division Final before losing in five games to the Texas Stars.