Chris Brannick
Sports Copy Editor, OKC Energy FC Reporter
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.

  • Five Joules: Energy FC takes on Tulsa Roughnecks FC in season opener

    Chris Brannick | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC is in Tulsa to take on the Tulsa Roughnecks FC in the season opener. This is the first of four meetings between the two. Some are calling this a rivalry, but that depends on your definition of the word. If you think teams can be rivals without ever playing then sure, […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Energy opens season Saturday at Tulsa

    By Chris Brannick | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The Tulsa Roughnecks and Oklahoma City Energy will play four times this season.

  • OKC Energy FC: Q&A with USL president Jake Edwards

    By Chris Brannick | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    United Soccer League president Jake Edwards spoke with The Oklahoman before heading to Tulsa to watch the season opener between Oklahoma City Energy FC and Tulsa Roughnecks FC. Edwards, who took over as league president last month, has been working with the USL since 2013. Q: What’s it been like being league president? A: “It’s been great. It’s a big challenge. Tim Holt, my predecessor, had done a fantastic job and it was a pleasure to work under him and I’m getting a taste of what his life was like. It’s very exciting. There are some great people here. Going into this season as president is like any other season. I’m just excited to kick off. We’ve had some fantastic new clubs join the league in the

  • Sporting Kansas City loans Mikey Lopez to Oklahoma City Energy FC

    Chris Brannick | Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Sporting Kansas City announced Tuesday it has loaned midfielder Mikey Lopez to Oklahoma City Energy FC. Lopez played with Energy FC on loan for a brief stint last season. The former North Carolina star and Texas native played five games, scoring one goal and recording one assist. While in the MLS last season, Lopez played […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC downs Missouri Valley College in final preseason match

    Chris Brannick | Published: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC wrapped up its preseason schedule with a 5-1 win over Missouri Valley College at Casady High School on Saturday. It only took 10 minutes for Energy FC to get on the board when Cyprian Hedrick scored his first goal of the preseason by way of a bicycle kick. Following a corner-kick […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Michael Thomas named 2015 team captain

    Chris Brannick | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC announced Friday Michael Thomas will be the team captain for the second consecutive season. Gareth Evans was also announced as vice-captain. Neither of these come as surprises for Energy FC as both served in the same role during Oklahoma City’s inaugural run in the United Soccer League last year. OKC finished […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC takes 3-0 win against Nebraska-Omaha

    Chris Brannick | Published: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC picked up its second win of the preseason on Saturday night at Casady High School in Oklahoma City with a 3-0 victory over the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Energy FC (2-2-1) got the scoring started early when Danni Konig of Denmark scored in the eighth minute off a pass from Michael Thomas. […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC takes on Nebraska-Omaha

    Chris Brannick | Published: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    Preseason match No. 5 is set for a 7 p.m. kickoff Saturday when Oklahoma City Energy FC takes on the University of Nebraska-Omaha at Casady High School in Oklahoma City. Energy FC (1-2-1) finalized its roster this week and is making the final preparations ahead of its March 28th season opener in Tulsa. Nebraska-Omaha, who […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC sign Omar Daley

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Oklahoma City announced Friday it has signed Omar Daley for the upcoming 2015 season. Daley immediately becomes the team’s veteran leader. Energy FC will play its first home match of the new season on April 18, a week before Daley turns 34. “We’re happy to have someone with his experience on the team,” Energy FC […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC signs midfielder Peter Toth

    Chris Brannick | Published: Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC announced Tuesday it has signed Peter Toth. Toth, who is from Hungary, plays midfield and has been with the team for most of training camp. The announcement comes as the United Soccer League has approved the transaction. Toth played most recently for Zalaegerszegi TE of NB1, Hungary’s first division. Toth has […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC adds two preseason matches

    Chris Brannick | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Oklahoma City had its final preseason match of 2015 cancelled due to weather. Energy FC couldn’t make the trip to St. Louis for a match with one of United Soccer League’s newest teams. Fret not soccer fans. Energy FC announced Friday it will host two more preseason matches in March ahead of the season opener […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC signs midfielder Christian Duke

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC announced Thursday it has signed Christian Duke. Duke, a midfielder, played with Energy FC in 2014 while on loan from Sporting Kansas City. Sporting KC did not re-sign Duke after his contract expired following last season opening the door for Energy FC to pick up a quality, young player. Duke was […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC signs goalkeeper Evan Newton

    Chris Brannick | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC announced Wednesday it has signed goalkeeper Evan Newton. Newton has been with the team for just over two weeks while Oklahoma City was in Bradenton, Fla. for the IMG Suncoast Classic. Newton earned a clean sheet in his first appearance in Green when Energy FC defeated Major League Soccer side Toronto […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC falls 4-1 to Columbus Crew SC

    Chris Brannick | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC won its first preseason match of the 2015 season and did it over a Major League Soccer team. Two weeks later, Energy FC is 1-2-1 following a 4-1 loss on Saturday to the Columbus Crew Soccer Club in Bradenton, Florida in a consolation final of the IMG Suncoast Classic. Columbus got […]

  • Five Joules: Oklahoma City Energy FC takes on Columbus Crew SC

    Chris Brannick | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC on Saturday takes on its third MLS opponent in two weeks when it faces Columbus Crew SC in Bradenton, Florida at the IMG Suncoast Classic. Here are my Five Joules for match. This matchup features both No. 2 finishers from group play. Oklahoma City (Group A) defeated Toronto, lost to New […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: In final match of group play, Energy FC has chance to come out on top

    By Chris Brannick, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Energy needs win and a little help from others, to win group play and advance to IMG Suncoast Classic final match.

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC falls to New York Red Bulls

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    Oklahoma City couldn’t get their second win against an MLS side on Saturday, losing to the New York Red Bulls 1-0 in the IMG Suncoast Classic in Bradenton, Florida. New York forward Monola Sanchez tapped in a close range shot in the 10th minute off a pass from reigning MLS Golden Boot champion Bradley Wright-Phillips. […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC takes on New York Red Bulls Saturday

    Chris Brannick | Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    One MLS team up, one down. And one more to go. Oklahoma City Energy FC, coming off a huge 1-0 victory over Toronto FC, kicks off its second match in the IMG Suncoast Classic in Bradenton, Florida on Saturday at 1:30 when it takes on the New York Red Bulls. Energy FC got three points […]

  • High school swimming: Ally Robertson a key to Edmond North's success

    By Chris Brannick, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    The Edmond North senior has won the 200-yard individual medley three years in a row. She won the 100-meter breaststroke twice. She’s been on countless relays, too, giving her 11 gold medals in her career.

  • Energy FC defeats MLS side Toronto FC 1-0

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Oklahoma City defeated Toronto FC 1-0 on Wednesday night in Bradenton, Florida in the teams’ first preseason match of 2015. Kyle Greig scored the game-winning goal in the 50th minute. Evan Newton made his first appearance with Energy FC in goal. The former Arizona United keeper saved a slew of Toronto shots, though official stats […]




Chris Brannick Today at 10:17 AM On the Pitch: Five Joules: Energy FC takes on Tulsa Roughnecks FC in season opener LINK
Chris Brannick Fri, Mar. 27 2015 07:28:07 PM CST Next up for the Cowboys... Trouble. RT @OSUBaseball: LINK
Chris Brannick Fri, Mar. 27 2015 06:55:40 PM CST Michael Thomas leads Energy FC into season opener in Tulsa. @EnergyFC @RoughnecksFC @USL LINK LINK
Chris Brannick Fri, Mar. 27 2015 06:12:28 PM CST Just took the call from @TheHallSoccer boys 2-1 win over Santa Fe South. Wish I could have seen that match of defending champs. #okpreps
Chris Brannick Fri, Mar. 27 2015 02:05:47 PM CST RT @ESPNStatsInfo: Only Michael Jordan (retired) & Bill Walton (injured) played fewer games as reigning MVP than Kevin Durant this year: ht…
Chris Brannick Fri, Mar. 27 2015 01:58:47 PM CST Whooop! Oh boy! RT @RoughnecksTulsa: #BeatOKC #TulsaRoughnecksFC #TheGridWho #Roustabouts LINK
Chris Brannick Thu, Mar. 26 2015 11:27:00 PM CST Q&A with @USL President Jake Edwards (@EdwardsUSL). @EnergyFC @TheGridOKC @RoughnecksFC @TRoustabouts LINK
Chris Brannick Tue, Mar. 24 2015 09:14:26 PM CST @claytonharstad @EnergyFC @RoughnecksFC @USL Thank you!
Chris Brannick Tue, Mar. 24 2015 06:26:36 PM CST RT @MLopez12_5: OKC Bound!!! #UseYourEnergy @EnergyFC LINK
Chris Brannick Tue, Mar. 24 2015 05:19:48 PM CST Video: @EnergyFC's Evan Newton & Christian Duke talk Saturday's match with @RoughnecksFC & the 2015 season. @USL LINK
Chris Brannick Tue, Mar. 24 2015 03:30:52 PM CST Thanks to @EnergyFC, @cmduke20 and @NewtonEvan13 for coming by the new @NewsOK studio today! LINK"
Chris Brannick Tue, Mar. 24 2015 02:45:45 PM CST RT @EnergyFC: Thanks to @chrisbrannick85 and @_davemorris for having @cmduke20 and @NewtonEvan13 to the new @NewsOK studio today! LINK
Chris Brannick Mon, Mar. 23 2015 10:13:06 AM CST Days before @EnergyFC begins 2015 campaign, defender Mark Howard announces retirement. LINK LINK
Chris Brannick Mon, Mar. 23 2015 09:25:57 AM CST @sarahneese it is pretty good. I enjoyed it.
Chris Brannick Mon, Mar. 23 2015 09:15:03 AM CST @sarahneese Did you see Insurgent this weekend?
Chris Brannick Sat, Mar. 21 2015 10:23:50 PM CST @TFred23 No official word, though only two goalkeepers ever dress.
Chris Brannick Sat, Mar. 21 2015 10:23:10 PM CST On the Pitch: @EnergyFC downs Missouri Valley College in final preseason match. LINK
Chris Brannick Sat, Mar. 21 2015 04:34:03 PM CST 74' It's now 5-1 Energy FC after Danni Konig finds the back of the net for his second goal of the afternoon.
Chris Brannick Sat, Mar. 21 2015 04:29:42 PM CST 69' Dalgaard scores for Energy FC on his third shot on goal in the game. 4-1 OKC.
Chris Brannick Sat, Mar. 21 2015 04:23:32 PM CST 63' Casey Townsend makes it 3-1 Energy FC.

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