Oklahoma City Energy FC to make its debut in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

by Chris Brannick Published: May 13, 2014
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Michael Thomas isn’t in the business of making excuses. The midfielder, and captain of Energy FC knows times are tough and aren’t going to get any easier in the near future.

Oklahoma City Energy FC travels to Tulsa on Wednesday to take on the Tulsa Athletics at 7 p.m. in the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. It will be Oklahoma City’s second match in five days. They will have played three matches in seven days by Friday.

Tulsa Athletics, which plays in the National Premier Soccer League, kicked off its season the way every team hopes to. Four matches, four wins. The A’s won the Red River Cup with wins over Ft. Worth and Oklahoma City FC and picked up results in two road victories against Ft. Worth and the BCS Clash of Texas.

Energy FC (2-5-0) on the other hand, heads to Tulsa with a four-match losing streak in tow. The expansion team hasn’t won a match in over a month and has been shut out in two of the four losses. But Michael Thomas said it’s Energy FC’s fault for the losses.

“We’ve been beating ourselves,” Thomas said. “We’ve been making critical mistakes at not the best times and other teams have been capitalizing off that.”

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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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