Recent OKC Energy FC Articles and Blogs

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC signs Daniel Gonzalez

    Chris Brannick | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC announced another signing on Wednesday with the addition of midfielder Daniel Gonzalez. Gonzalez played in the Premier Development League last year for the Kitsap Pumas in Washington. The 24-year-old Yelm, Washington native played college soccer at Peninsula College in his...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC sign defender Michael Harris

    Chris Brannick | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC announced Tuesday it has signed defender Michael Harris. Harris played college soccer at Washington, where he is from.  Energy FC head coach Jimmy Nielsen said in a release that Harris’ work ethic stood out. “Michael is a hard-working, athletic player out of...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC invited to IMG Suncoast Classic

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC announced on Thursday it received an invitation to participate in the IMG Suncoast Classic in Bradenton, Florida in February. The invitation is quite the honor for the USLPro side given the status of the opponents Energy FC is set to square up against. Toronto FC and the...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC and Professional Bull Riders team up for Meet and Greet

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Have you ever wondered if professional bull riders could hold their own against professional soccer players? Well I hadn’t wondered that particular question. Ever. But after hearing what Oklahoma City Energy FC has up their sleeve, and scheduled for Friday at Soccer City in northwest Oklahoma...

  • USL Pro announces East-West conferences for 2015 season

    Chris Brannick | Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    When Oklahoma City Energy FC entered into the United Soccer League Pro division last year, it was one of four new teams and 14 total organizations. The 2015 season is set to kick off in March and this year there will be 24 teams. USLPro announced on Wednesday, it will have a 24-team league in […]

  • Former Deer Creek soccer star Shawn McLaws drafted by New York Red Bulls

    Christopher Brannick | Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Shawn McLaws was drafted on Tuesday by the New York Red Bulls with the 17th pick (59th overall) of the third round of the MLS SuperDraft. The defender/midfielder played college soccer at Coastal Carolina and earned All-America honors last fall after his senior season. He was also named Big South...

  • Real Salt Lake selects Edmond native Boyd Okwuono

    Chris Brannick | Published: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

      Edmond native Boyd Okwuono and Tulsa men’s soccer star Akiel Barrett were both selected in the second round of Thursday’s MLS SuperDraft. Barrett was chosen with the fourth pick of the second round, 25th overall, by Orlando City SC. The forward from Kingston, Jamaica recently finished a...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC sign Casey Townsend

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC announced Monday it has signed forward Casey Townsend. Townsend, a former Maryland star, spent last season with the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League but was drafted fifth overall by Chivas USA of Major League Soccer in the 2012 SuperDraft. Townsend...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC renews affiliation with Sporting Kansas City

    Chris Brannick | Published: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC announced on Friday it has renewed its affiliation with Sporting Kansas City. The United Soccer League Pro division and Major League Soccer began a partnership in 2013 similar to that of Major League Baseball and its Triple-A affiliations. Last year, which of course was...

  • Former Energy FC goalkeeper Jon Kempin gets U.S. Men's National Team call up

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    U.S. Soccer announced on Friday former Oklahoma City Energy FC goalkeeper Jon Kempin was invited to train with the U.S. Men’s National Team later this month. “My dream is to play in the Olympics and World Cup so I think this is a step in the right direction,” Kempin told The Oklahoman. Kempin,...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC to hold open tryouts

    Chris Brannick | Published: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    So the new year has rolled around and maybe you’ve already blown your resolution. What’s next? Valentine’s Day. Yup, the big day. But before you start making your plans to get every detail just right, hold on. Oklahoma City Energy FC is holding open tryouts. The team announced on Monday it will...

  • Akeil Barrett latest Oklahoman invited to MLS SuperDraft Player Combine

    Chris Brannick | Published: Wed, Dec 31, 2014

    Akeil Barrett is the latest Oklahoman added to a list of participants in the 2015 MLS Player Combine. The MLS SuperDraft is only a couple of weeks away and the player combine will take place a week prior in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida from Jan. 8-13. Barrett hales from Kingston, Jamaica and played at...

  • Former Oklahoma City Energy FC coach Chris Spendlove makes court appearance

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    Former Oklahoma City Energy FC assistant coach Chris Spendlove appeared in Liverpool Crown Court on Tuesday morning on charges of murder and grievous bodily harm following the death of an off-duty police officer.

  • Energy FC: Assistant coach Chris Spendlove charged with murder in England

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK, Staff Writer, cbrannick@opubco.com | Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC announced Monday it has terminated the contract of assistant coach Chris Spendlove after he was charged with murder in the death of an off-duty police officer in England. Spendlove, who is from Liverpool, was involved in an altercation with several individuals early...

  • Edmond Native Brad Okwuono Ranks High In MLS Mock Draft

    Chris Brannick | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Edmond native Boyd Okwuono to Portland? Could be, according to Nate Sulat at MLSsoccer.com. The MLS SuperDraft is less than a month away Sulat has released his first Mock Draft. Okwuono played for Edmond Memorial before heading to Chapel Hill and dominating the ACC and any other North Carolina...

  • USL Pro: Energy FC earns Rookie Franchise of the Year

    Chris Brannick | Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    The United Soccer Leagues honored teams and executives in a ceremony Friday night in Clearwater, Florida. Oklahoma City Energy FC earned one award, Rookie Franchise of the Year. Energy FC finished 9-14-5 in 2014 and sold out eight of its 14 home games. General Manager Jason Hawkins tweeted after...

  • OKC Energy FC, Oklahoma City County Health Department partner for new Energy FC training facility

    By Chris Brannick, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    The Oklahoma City County Health Department announced Tuesday that the department has unanimously approved a letter of intent from Oklahoma City Energy FC to build a new training facility at the Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus at 2600 NE 63rd St.

  • Energy FC blanks Springfield in friendly

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    It wouldn't be a soccer friendly in Norman if the temperatures weren't below freezing. That didn't stop a respectable and brave crowd of about 100 from standing alongside Field 12 at the Norman Soccer Complex and cheering on Energy FC to a 3-0 win over Springfield on Saturday night. Energy...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC coach Jimmy Nielsen signs 3-year extension

    By Chris Brannick, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Energy FC coach, front office cement plans for the future

  • Local schools receive bids to NCAAs

    Chris Brannick | Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Soccer fans in Oklahoma received good news on Monday after the NCAA revealed teams for the Division I and Division II postseasons. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State as well as Central Oklahoma each received a bid and will begin play later this week. Oklahoma will make its third appearance when it hosts...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Top Scorer Kyle Greig will return for 2015

    Chris Brannick | Published: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    Another day, another dollar and another Energy FC player re-signs for next season. Oklahoma City Energy FC announced on Thursday that Kyle Greig, a forward, has re-signed for 2015. Energy FC General Manager Jason Hawkins said Greig is part of the backbone of the club and the playmaker is one to...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Peabo Doue, Ray Clark re-sign

    Chris Brannick | Published: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC continues to fill positions for its 2015 roster with familiar faces. The team announced on Wednesday it has re-signed goalkeeper Ray Clark and defender Peabo Doue. Clark, a former Norman High standout, started three games for Energy FC in its inaugural season in the United...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Gareth Evans inks multi-year deal

    Chris Brannick | Published: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC announced on Monday it has re-signed defender Gareth Evans to a multi-year contract. “I didn’t even look at other options,” Evans said. Evans said the process was rather simple and that after speaking with head coach Jimmy Nielsen along with the assistants and the front...

  • Prodigal Management: Changes happening in OKC could make it desirable location for MLS team

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Energy FC: Jimmy Nielsen, Sporting Kansas City players visit The White House

    Erik Horne | Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Before he took over as head coach of Energy FC in its inaugural season in USLPro, Jimmy Nielsen was the winning goalkeeper for 2013 Major League Soccer champion Sporting Kansas City. And we all know what happens if you win an American professional sports championship: You get to go to The White...




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