Oklahoma City Energy FC: Breaking down the 2014 Energy FC roster

Taking a closer look at the players on the Oklahoma City Energy FC roster.
by Chris Brannick Modified: April 25, 2014 at 9:11 pm •  Published: April 25, 2014

No. 1 Jon Kempin, Goalkeeper

The 21-year-old out of Leawood, Kan., is on loan from Sporting Kansas City. Kempin has one shutout this season, a 4-0 win over Arizona. Recently participated in the Under-21 U.S. Men’s National Team training camp.

No. 2 Kyle Miller, Midfiedler

Miller is from Overland Park, Kan. Spent time with Sporting Kansas City’s reserve team in 2013. He scored his first goal of the season on April 12 against Arizona. He was on the USL Pro Team of the Week.

No. 3 Peabo Doue, Midfielder

A Takoma Park, Md. native, Doue scored his first goal in a 4-2 loss to Los Angeles Galaxy II on April 7. Doue played 16 games in USL Pro for the Phoenix Wolves in 2013. A four-year starter at West Virginia.

No. 4 Cyprian Hedrick, Defender

Former second-round MLS SuperDraft pick by Sporting Kansas City. Hedrick also played for Phoenix in 2013. Starred collegiately at Coastal Carolina.

No. 5 Gareth Evans, Defender, Vice Captain

“Gaz” played for Wilmington in USL Pro the last three seasons. The Wrexham, Wales, native played in the Welsh Premier League in 2006. Evans has played the full 90 minutes in each of Energy FC’s first four matches.

No. 6 Tarek Morad, Defender

Morad is from Chino Hills, Calif. and a graduate of UC-Irvine. He was named to the USL Pro Team of the Week for Week 3. While in California, Morad played with the MLS’ Chivas USA’s Under-23 team.

No. 7 David Leichty, Midfielder

Leichty is straight out of high school in Overland Park, Kan. He comes from Sporting Kansas City’s Academy program and was the 2013 winner of the Bob Gansler Award, given annually to the academy’s Most Outstanding Player. Leichty was also named to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Top 100 list in 2013.

No. 8 Michael Thomas, Forward, Captain

First player signed in franchise history. A product of Olathe, Kan., Thomas was picked 19th overall in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes. Appeared in MLS playoffs with Sporting Kansas City in 2012. Thomas has two assists this season, both in the win over Arizona.

No. 9 Christian Duke, Midfielder

Duke is on loan from Sporting Kansas City. He has one assist in three games played this spring. The Overland Park, Kan., native earned top rookie with Orlando City in 2013 while helping the team to the USL Pro Championship. Duke is a product of the Sporting Kansas City Academy.

No. 10 Philip Lund, Midfielder

Lund has yet to appear in a game this season due to injury. The Vejle, Denmark, native played for the Seattle Sounders last season.

No. 11 Adda Djeziri, Forward

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by Chris Brannick
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.
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