Oklahoma City Energy FC hosts L.A. Galaxy II at 7 p.m. at Pribil Stadium. It’s the 24th match of the season for Energy FC, here are my Five Joules:
Michael Thomas will not play. The team captain did not practice on Friday, nursing a left foot injury and was a game time decision for Saturday. Jimmy Nielsen said he met with Thomas early on Saturday to do a fitness test and determine Thomas’ eligibility. Nielsen said Thomas wasn’t ready for action and will rest.
The playoff picture. Energy FC (8-10-5) is in eighth place in the USLPRO table with 29 standings points. Galaxy II (12-7-4) is in fourth with 40 points. A win for the home side puts Energy FC in a tie for sixth place, and just one point behind fifth-place Harrisburg. A fifth place finish would pair these to teams’ against each other in the playoffs.
Owning the series. Galaxy II has won all three matches with Energy FC this season, owning a 10-2 advantage in goals. Galaxy II won 4-2 in April and 5-0 in May, both of those matches we out west. Energy FC dropped a 1-0 decision at home in July.
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