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  • Energy FC falls in preseason opener

    Chris Brannick | Updated: 31 min ago

    Oklahoma City Energy FC lost 1-0 to New York City FC on Friday in Bradenton, Fla. in its first preseason match of the year. David Villa scored for New York in the first half after an errant turnover by Energy midfielder Gareth Evans. Villa slid an easy shot past Energy keeper Cody Laurendi....

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC partnering with Oklahoma Soccer Association in groundbreaking deal

    Chris Brannick | Yesterday

    Oklahoma City Energy FC announced on Saturday a groundbreaking partnership with the Oklahoma Soccer Association. The partnership will allow the Energy to help in the development of Oklahoma's top soccer talent but also all of its participating soccer clubs and coaches. “When you look at it,...

  • Who is ready for some Energy soccer?

    Chris Brannick | Yesterday

    Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Your parents might have told you '20 more minutes,' or that might be what you tell your kids now. Either way, those of you waiting to see some Energy soccer this year can relax. It's here. Oklahoma City Energy FC takes on New York City FC on Friday at...

  • Energy FC vs. Rayo OKC in June?

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Oklahoma City Energy FC vs. Rayo OKC. The match some long for, the match both teams are avoiding, might just take place on the first of June. The U.S. Open Cup is, of course, an open tournament for all professional soccer clubs. The first round pits a handful of amateur qualifiers against each...

  • Rayo OKC adds Marvin Chavez

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Rayo OKC has 14 players signed on for the 2016 season and suddenly, all of the chatter on social media is more about the buzz of the North American Soccer League's newest team and less about how Rayo would never see its first match. Alen Marcina, tabbed to coach the new side, has made it clear...

  • Rayo OKC continues to fill roster

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Rayo OKC announced a trio of signings on Wednesday to bring the number of players signed on for the clubs inaugural season in the NASL to 13. Juan Antonio Gonzalez Fernandez, Hugo Rhoads and Ian Svantesson will join Alen Marcina in Yukon for Rayo OKC’s first season, which begins April 2...

  • Oklahoma City Energy U23 team announced, kicks off PDL season in May

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    Oklahoma City Energy FC announced in December it would field a team in the Premier Development League this year. The PDL released on Tuesday its schedule, conference and division alignment, as well as playoff format for the upcoming season revealing Oklahoma City’s new team. That team will be...

  • Five things to know as Energy FC opens training camp

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Sun, Jan 31, 2016

    Monday is Feb. 1 and for Oklahoma City Energy FC that means it’s time for training camp. The Energy begins training camp on Monday at Soccer City in northwest Oklahoma City. The first two days of camp will be at Soccer City and will be mainly testing, Energy head coach Jimmy Nielsen said....

  • OKC Energy to face New York City FC in preseason

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    Oklahoma City Energy FC is heading back to Florida for the preseason. The club announced on Thursday it would spend its preseason at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. for the second straight year, an opportunity for the United Soccer League side to face some major competition. And just as...

  • Rayo OKC adds attacking midfielder Billy Forbes

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    Rayo OKC announced its ninth player signing on Thursday and just as he did earlier this week, Rayo head coach Alen Marcina is going with a familiar face. Billy Forbes, an attacking midfielder, will join Rayo for the 2016 season. Forbes spent the past two seasons playing for Marcina in San...

  • OKC Energy add defender Kyle Hyland

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    Oklahoma City Energy FC announced Thursday the signing of defender Kyle Hyland. Hyland played in the North American Soccer League for Indy Eleven last season, appearing in 18 games. The 25-year-old played more than 1,500 minutes and scored a goal as well as tallying one assist. Hyland plays...

  • OKC Energy announce Casey Townsend to return in 2016

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    Oklahoma City Energy FC announced Wednesday that forward Casey Townsend will be back in 2016. Townsend started in 24 of 26 games last year for the Energy. The 26-year-old scored one goal and led the team in assists with six. Playing winger on the right side of Energy coach Jimmy Nielsen's...



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