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Oklahoma City Energy FC notebook: Energy FC signs three international players

Philip Lund, Paul Wyatt and Gareth Evans are the latest signings in what has been a busy month of filling roster spots.
by Chris Brannick Published: February 15, 2014
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Energy FC General Manager Jason Hawkins announced late Friday the signing of three international players for Oklahoma City Energy FC. Hawkins said Philip Lund, Paul Wyatt and Gareth Evans are the latest signings in what has been a busy month of filling roster spots.

Lund is a Denmark native. Like coach Jimmy Nielsen, Lund, who plays center-mid, played in Major League Soccer last year for the Seattle Sounders.

The 24-year old played professionally in Europe before coming to Seattle last year.

Wyatt, a forward, spent four years at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. The Modbury, England native scored 28 goals and 11 assists in 72 career games for the Dukes.

Wyatt also played for Reading United of the Premier Development League in 2012.

Evans comes to Oklahoma City from Wilmington FC of the United Soccer Leagues Pro division. Energy FC travels to Wilmington, N.C. on June 6 for its only scheduled match with the Hammerheads.

Evans, a defender, is also from England. The 27-year-old has played in the Welsch Premier League as well as various minor league organizations in North America.

DAY 1 OF OPEN TRYOUTS A SUCCESS

Nielsen was very pleased at the turnout at Saturday's first open tryouts at South Lakes Soccer Complex. Energy FC hosted a two-session workout for players hoping to make the team. Nielsen said whether they signed a player from this tryout or not, he wanted to make sure they all knew to never give up on their dreams.

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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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