Five Joules for Energy FC vs. L.A. Galaxy II

by Chris Brannick Modified: August 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm •  Published: August 16, 2014
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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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by Chris Brannick
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Chris Brannick is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, where he served as Sports Editor of The Vista, UCO's student newspaper. Originally from Utica, N.Y., he graduated from Sallisaw High School in 2003.
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