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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  • Oklahoma City Energy FC needs another big game from Kyle Greig against Orange County Blues

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Forward Kyle Greig scored three goals and had an assist in two matches for Energy FC last week, both on the road.

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Kyle Greig named United Soccer League Pro division Player of the Week

    Chris Brannick | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    The United Soccer League Pro division on Tuesday named Oklahoma City Energy FC forward Kyle Greig its Player of the Week for week 19. This is the second time Greig has earned the award, the first coming in week 3. Greig, a 24-year-old from Olathe, Kansas, scored three goals in two matches for Energy FC […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC ties Harrisburg on the road

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC played Harrisburg to a 3-3 draw on Wednesday night in Harrisburg, Pa. Energy FC dug itself out of a 2-0 hole early in the first half after allowing Harrisburg’s Matt Bahner and Pedro Ribeiro to score. Dan Delgado got Energy FC on the board in the 37th minute and Kyle Greig […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Michael Thomas made most of shot at redemption

    By Chris Brannick, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Thomas missed a penalty kick against FC Dallas’ Reserve team in April and said after Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Arizona that he had been waiting and hoping for the chance to take another.

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Professional Referees Organization responds to sudden stoppage of Energy FC game

    Chris Brannick | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The Professional Referees Organization, PRO, has responded on the sudden stopping of the match between Oklahoma City Energy FC and Arizona United last Thursday. Alan Brown, Travel & Assignment Coordinator for PRO, said in an email Monday “If the official has stopped the game before the reported amount of stoppage time, he will receive some […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC falls to L.A. Galaxy II for third time

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    The United Soccer League Pro division expansion team lost 1-0 to L.A. Galaxy II for the third time this season at Pribil Stadium to end Energy FC’s eight-game unbeaten streak.

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

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    * L.A. Galaxy II is in town for the first time. Also an expansion side, Galaxy II has two wins against Oklahoma City Energy FC this season. Galaxy II won 4-2 on April 7 and then 5-0 on May 25. The May 25 defeat for Energy FC was the last time it has lost in the regular season, going 4-0-4 over the last eight matches. * News an Energy FC supporter can cling to; Galaxy II’s top two scorers this season are in Kansas City with the MLS version of L.A. Galaxy, or Galaxy 1, or big brother or whatever you’d like to call them. Anyway, Chandler Hoffman and Bradford Jamieson IV are both listed as available subs for L.A. * That does leave Charlie Rugg, who has five goals this season. Rugg is a Boston College product and the

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Professional Referees Organization looking into why Energy FC match was stopped short

    By Chris Brannick, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    According to Energy FC general manager Jason Hawkins, there was no indication as to why the match was called early.

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Police escort officials off field after Energy, Arizona soccer game

    By Chris Brannick | Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Referee Leland Grant blew the final whistle in the 92nd minute. Players from both soccer teams rushed toward Grant demanding an answer why the game was stopped when they apparently thought five mintues of extra time remained.

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Newcomer Danny Delgado has been a pleasant surprise

    By Chris Brannick | Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Energy FC will host the Arizona United at 7 p.m. Thursday at Pribil Stadium on the Bishop McGuinness High School campus.

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Gareth Evans, Adda Djeziri named to United Soccer League's Pro Division Team of the Week

    Chris Brannick | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC got back on the pitch after a two week layoff last Saturday and extended its unbeaten streak to seven games with a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh Riverhounds FC. United Soccer League’s Pro Division released its Team of the Week for Week 17 and Energy FC defender Gareth Evans and midfielder  Adda […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Goalkeeper Samir Badr makes most of opportunity in OKC's win over Pittsburgh Riverhounds

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    After Sporting Kansas City, Energy FC’s MLS affiliate, recalled goalkeeper Jon Kempin from his loan on Wednesday, Badr became the starter. His lack of playing time didn’t hinder his performance at all as he earned the clean sheet in Energy FC’s 2-0 win over Pittsburgh at Pribil Stadium before a crowd of 3,619.

  • Five Joules for Energy FC’s match with Pittsburgh

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    * Pittsburgh is 3-9-5 this season, good for 14 points which leaves them in 13th place in the United Soccer Leagues Pro Division. Oklahoma City Energy FC is 5-7-3. Its 18 points is good for eighth place in the league, which is the cutoff for playoff teams but that’s months away. * Pittsburgh is led by Collins John and Jose Angulo. Both forwards have scored four goals apiece for the Riverhounds, who have won two straight. Pittsburgh has two of their three wins on the road this season with victories over Dayton and Rochester. * “It’s poor.” Those are the two words Energy FC coach Jimmy Nielsen said about the pitch at Pribil Stadium. It is in far better condition than it was two weeks ago when Energy FC

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Jimmy Medranda ready to work for Energy FC

    Chris Brannick, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    The 20-year-old midfielder, who Sporting Kansas City loaned to Oklahoma City Energy FC on Thursday, will start against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Pribil Stadium.

  • 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 during training and Sporting KC recalled Kempin […]

  • Super 30: Shawnee's Tristan Wyatt a quick learner on the field

    By Chris Brannick, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Right tackle has only been playing football for three years, but is committed to play at Tulsa after his senior season with the Wolves.

  • 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 clearing room for Castro. Castro played his […]

  • Super 30: Shawnee's John Jacobs has winning a state title on his mind

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    Jacobs, No. 21 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruiting rankings for the class of 2015, is readying for his senior season with one thing on his mind: winning a state championship.

  • 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 appeared in five matches for Energy FC, scoring […]




Chris Brannick Today at 10:09 AM Folks, get a copy of today's Oklahoman and read @kylefredrickson's piece on Larry Mahsetky. It's really good stuff. LINK
Chris Brannick Wed, Jul. 30 2014 11:35:37 PM CST @jonogreco13 This is a day that will live in infamy.
Chris Brannick Wed, Jul. 30 2014 11:33:53 PM CST @jonogreco13 we picked up the Scoreboard page!
Chris Brannick Wed, Jul. 30 2014 09:47:35 PM CST RT @MLS None of us will love something as much as this #MLStot loves his churro. (via kteam08 on @instagram) #RSLvNY LINK
Chris Brannick Wed, Jul. 30 2014 08:17:57 PM CST RT @coachHEINEN: 5 of the 8 region coaches of the year are female coaches. Girl power!! LINK
Chris Brannick Wed, Jul. 30 2014 08:01:37 PM CST #okpreps RT @SportsCenter: Splash! Pirates SS Jordy Mercer’s home run caused a fan’s beer to EXPLODE upon landing. » LINK
Chris Brannick Wed, Jul. 30 2014 07:59:25 PM CST RT @GazEvans5: Should be a very interesting last month of the season... #squeakybumtime 😥😜
Chris Brannick Wed, Jul. 30 2014 07:57:48 PM CST Wilmington & Energy FC are just ahead with 26 points each. Needless to say, every match is big from here on out.
Chris Brannick Wed, Jul. 30 2014 07:57:01 PM CST Big time win for Harrisburg, who pulls even with Orange County, Charlotte & Charleston for eighth place with 24 points.
Chris Brannick Wed, Jul. 30 2014 07:56:02 PM CST RT @USLPRO: F/T: @city_islanders 3 (Hardware 17’, McLaughlin 54’, Derschang 86’), @LAGalaxyII 1 (Garcia 40’) #USLPRO #DOOP #LosDos
Chris Brannick Wed, Jul. 30 2014 07:49:01 PM CST Should Harrisburg win, @USLPRO would have a four-way tie for eighth place with just over one month to go in the regular season.
Chris Brannick Wed, Jul. 30 2014 07:48:14 PM CST That ought to do it in Harrisburg, a 3-1 lead over Los Dos with a few minutes to go. Big win for City Islanders.
Chris Brannick Tue, Jul. 29 2014 10:59:14 PM CST Yikes.
Chris Brannick Tue, Jul. 29 2014 10:00:33 PM CST RT @jonogreco13: #OkState “@CollegeGameDay: It’s Official! GameDay will be LIVE from Sundance Square for #FSUvsOKST! #GetUp4GameDay http://…
Chris Brannick Tue, Jul. 29 2014 09:15:39 PM CST Hey Rangers fans, at least tonight's goof didn't end up a home run. LINK
Chris Brannick Tue, Jul. 29 2014 09:07:32 PM CST @ericwbolin It's OK. I'll allow it.
Chris Brannick Tue, Jul. 29 2014 09:05:54 PM CST Brother just got Jose Canseco'd.
Chris Brannick Tue, Jul. 29 2014 09:05:19 PM CST That's the Rangers season in a nutshell.
Chris Brannick Tue, Jul. 29 2014 07:34:05 PM CST @jonogreco13 Did he cut off his jeans too?
Chris Brannick Tue, Jul. 29 2014 07:32:30 PM CST @jonogreco13 but which shirt is it?