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  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Jon Kempin recalled on loan from Sporting Kansas City

    Chris Brannick | Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    What a day for 21-year Jon Kempin. This morning Sporting Kansas City, who is the Major League Soccer affiliate of Oklahoma City Energy FC, announced Kempin was selected to be part of the 2014 Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game. Shortly after, Sporting KC’s goalkeeper Eric Kronberg broke his finger...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC signs forward Javier Castro

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC announced on Tuesday it has signed forward Javier Castro to a contract. Castro has been working out with the team during training for around three weeks. Mikey Lopez was recalled from his loan by Sporting Kansas City, Energy FC’s MLS affiliate, earlier this month...

  • USA-Belgium World Cup preview: TV, time and keys to the game

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Time/TV: Coverage begins at 3 p.m. (central)/ESPN. Location: Fonte Nova; Salvador, Brazil. If they win: Winner will face winner of Argentina vs. Switzerland on Saturday at 11 a.m. Last meeting: Belgium 4, U.S. 2, May 29, 2013 (Cleveland, Ohio). Jenni Carlson: Better believe it,  the U.S.A....

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Mark Howard, Mikey Lopez named to USL Pro Team of the Week

    Chris Brannick | Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Another Tuesday and another United Soccer League’s Pro division Team of the Week. And make it two more awards for Oklahoma City Energy FC as Mark Howard and Mikey Lopez were named to the team for week 15. Lopez, who was on loan from Sporting Kansas City for the last month, was recalled by the...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Mikey Lopez recalled by Sporting Kansas City

    Chris Brannick | Published: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC midfielder Mikey Lopez  scored his first professional goal on Saturday night in a 2-0 win over Sacramento Republic FC. Keep that one in your memory bank soccer fans. Lopez was recalled by Sporting Kansas City on Monday, Energy FC’s MLS affiliate announced. Lopez...

  • WATCH: Uruguay's Luis Suarez bites Italian player

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Not one. Not two. Three bites. Uruguay forward Luis Suarez bit Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini in a 1-0 win for Uruguay in their final group match of the World Cup on Tuesday. Suarez wasn’t reprimanded during the game for trying to take a chunk out of Chiellini’s shoulder, but it was caught on...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Gareth Evans named to USL Pro Team of the Week

    Chris Brannick | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    The United Soccer League’s Pro division announced its Team of the Week on Tuesday and Oklahoma City Energy FC defender Gareth Evans was listed as one of four defenders on the roster. Evans, who is Vice Captain for Energy FC, played the full 90 minutes in Oklahoma City’s 0-0 draw with...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC releases forward Adnan Gabeljic

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC announced on Friday it has released forward Adnan Gabeljic. Gabeljic, who Sporting Kansas City selected with their 38th overall pick in the 2014 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, only appeared in two matches for Energy FC this season. The Croatian native only signed with...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Adda Djeziri and Michael Thomas named to USL Pro Team of the Week

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    The United Soccer League’s Pro division named its Team of the Week for week 13 and Oklahoma City landed a trio of players on the team. Forward Adda Djeziri and midfielder Michael Thomas were named to the team with defender Mark Howard being named as an honorable mention. Djeziri scored his...

  • World Cup: Portugal player’s headbutt a gift to the US

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    The U.S. just got a gift from Portugal. In in its opening match of the World Cup group stages on Monday, Portugal central defender Pepe lost his mind and headbutted Germany’s Thomas Muller. Pepe (pronounced Peh-pay, not pee pee) was sent off with the red card, meaning he’s forced to miss...

  • Five Joules: Oklahoma City Energy FC vs. Sacramento Republic FC

    Chris Brannick | Published: Sat, Jun 14, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC kicks off its first of three regular season meetings with Sacramento Republic FC at 7 p.m. Saturday. Here are my five joules to the match. * Sacramento Republic FC is an expansion team just like Oklahoma City. They have won four of their eight road matches but haven’t...

  • Infographic: Previewing Chile vs Australia

    Erik Horne | Updated: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    An infographic on today’s Chile vs. Australia Group B match at 5 p.m. (ESPN2, all times central). Here are some other infographics on today’s games: Mexico vs. Cameroon Spain vs. Netherlands Courtesy of: World Cup Infographics

  • Infographic: Previewing Mexico vs Cameroon

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    An infographic on today’s Mexico vs. Cameroon Group A match at 11 a.m. (ESPN2, all times central). Here are some other infographics leading up to today’s games: Spain vs. Netherlands (2 p.m.) Chile vs. Australia (5 p.m.) Courtesy of: World Cup Infographics

  • WATCH: The best goal of the World Cup (so far)

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    Here’s your goal of the World Cup (so far), courtesy of Dutch striker Robin Van Persie in the first half against Spain. Angle by glorious angle. HOLY GOAL https://t.co/LYaWOlIaZS — SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) June 13, 2014 Man. Great goal. RT @SBNationGIF: You will believe a man can fly....

  • Infographic: Previewing Spain vs Netherlands

    Erik Horne | Updated: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    An infographic on today’s Spain vs. Netherlands Group B match at 2 p.m. (ESPN, all times central). Here are some other infographics on today’s games: Mexico vs. Cameroon Chile vs. Australia (5 p.m.) Courtesy of: World Cup Infographics

  • Notre Dame Club, McGuinness hosting meet-and-greet with Energy FC's Steven Perry

    christopher brannick | Published: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    The Notre Dame Club of Oklahoma City and the Bishop McGuinness Alumni Association is hosting a meet-and-greet with McGuinness alum Steven Perry. Perry, who plays midfielder for Oklahoma City Energy FC, is also a Notre Dame alum along with fellow teammate Michael Thomas. The two will be at...

  • World Cup: The NewsOK Sports Staff Tournament

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    The First Annual NewsOK Sports/OPUBCO World Cup Draft was a rousing success. Many of the participants had no soccer knowledge whatsoever, but it’s all good. We’re just playing for fun anyway. We had a random drawing for draft order and did the draft via email on Wednesday. Despite cries of...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Jon Kempin named to USL Pro Team of the Week

    Chris Brannick | Published: Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    The United Soccer League’s Pro division named its Team of the Week for Week 12 on Tuesday and Oklahoma City Energy FC goalkeeper Jon Kempin earned his place on the list. Kempin played the full 90 minutes in Oklahoma City’s 2-2 draw with the Wilmington Hammerheads FC last Friday in Wilmington,...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Michael Thomas named USL Pro Player of the Week

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC landed its first home win in franchise history on Saturday night after midfielder, and team captain, Michael Thomas headed in a goal in the 93rd minute to give OKC a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls Reserve team. The United Soccer League’s Pro division announced on...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC defeats Tulsa Athletics in U.S. Open Cup Second Round

    Chris Brannick | Published: Wed, May 14, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC defeated the Tulsa Athletics 2-0 in the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S.



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