Oklahoma City Energy FC gets first home victory against Red Bulls Reserves

Oklahoma City Energy FC defeated the New York Red Bulls Reserve team 1-0 on Saturday night at Pribil Stadium.
by Chris Brannick Published: May 31, 2014
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Oklahoma City Energy FC defeated the New York Red Bulls Reserve team 1-0 on Saturday night at Pribil Stadium.

Michael Thomas scored the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute of action.

Relief.

That was the one word Thomas could say following the game. Relief that Energy FC got its first home win in the young franchise’s history. Relief that it also snapped a six-match regular season losing streak. And relief that now, Oklahoma City can move forward with its season.

Energy FC ends a week that saw it lose to the L.A. Galaxy II 5-0. Then, after 120 minutes of fighting with Arizona United on Wednesday, Oklahoma City came up short again and lost 2-1. OKC also ends a month that never saw not just a win but even one point in the standings. Thomas is relieved.

“That was a great team victory,” Thomas said. “I think it was a well-deserved three points. We finally finished it off.”

Oklahoma City had every advantage in the match. They outshot New York 13 to nine. Mustered up five shots on goal and only allowed one from a Red Bulls Reserve squad that was anything but reserves. Of the 16 players that made the trip to Oklahoma, 12 of the Red Bulls’ players are on the team’s major league roster.


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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