Recent OKC Energy FC Articles and Blogs

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC dominates USL Fan Awards

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    This week the United Soccer League announced the winners of its various regular season awards. First and second team All-USL, Goalkeeper of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year and of course, Most Valuable Player. Oklahoma City Energy FC had three...

  • Danni Konig earns All-USL First Team

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Mon, Oct 26, 2015

    Gareth Evans earns Second Team.

  • Sporting Kansas City announces USL team, ends affiliation with Oklahoma City Energy FC

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Wed, Oct 21, 2015

    Sporting Kansas City announced on Wednesday it will be fielding a United Soccer League side for the 2016 season thus ending its affiliation with Oklahoma City Energy FC effective immediately. Sporting KC has been the Major League Soccer affiliate of the Energy for two years. MLS and the USL...

  • USL Awards Finalists Announced, OKC Energy FC with three

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Mon, Oct 19, 2015

    The United Soccer League announced on Monday finalists for its regular season awards and Oklahoma City Energy FC was well represented. Making the list of three for Goalkeeper of the Year was Evan Newton. In his first year in Oklahoma City, Newton posted 10 clean sheets and led the Energy to 13...

  • USL President raves about Oklahoma City Energy FC

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Thu, Oct 15, 2015

    United Soccer League President Jake Edwards held a conference call on Thursday to discuss the state of the league with members of the media who have covered the USL throughout the 2015 season. Edwards took a lot of questions regarding expansion and the Major League Soccer second teams who have...

  • ESPN picks up United Soccer League Final

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Tue, Oct 13, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC came up one win short of making the United Soccer League Championship this year after falling to Los Angeles Galaxy II in the Western Conference Final. But for the folks interested in watching the USL Championship, there is good news. The league announced on Tuesday...

  • OKC Energy FC: Energy season comes to an end in league semifinals

    By Chris Brannick, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Oct 11, 2015

    A record crowd of 7,654 attended a match in which Los Angeles won 2-1.

  • How The Oklahoman voted for the United Soccer League Awards

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    The United Soccer League Awards will be announced following the completion of the playoffs later this month. As was the case last year, a media member from each market in the league was asked to vote and the USL selected The Oklahoman for the Oklahoma City market. Below is a list of the awards...

  • What's it like to stand in goal during a penalty kick shootout?

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Mon, Oct 5, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC defeated Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 4-3 on penalty kicks on Sunday after the teams played to a 2-2 tie in the United Soccer League playoffs. The win put the Energy in the Western Conference final against L.A. Galaxy II next Sunday. Energy goalkeeper Evan Newton...

  • OKC Energy FC: Danni Konig leads Energy into playoffs

    By Chris Brannick Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    Danni Konig came to America in January to try something new. The professional soccer player was tired of the same old thing in Denmark and wanted a new challenge. His agent contacted Oklahoma City Energy FC head coach Jimmy Nielsen and Nielsen, a fellow Dane, jumped on the opportunity to sign...

  • Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson wishes Energy FC good luck in playoffs

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC is only in its second year as a franchise and has yet to play a single playoff match so nobody is in a hurry to use the word dynasty around Taft Stadium. Unless of course, it's Duck Dynasty. The wildly popular television show is no stranger to Oklahomans and on...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC to face Colorado Springs in USL Playoffs

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Sat, Sep 26, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC now knows who its second round opponent will be in the United Soccer League playoffs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC defeated Seattle Sounders FC 2 on Friday night to advance into the Western Conference semifinals. Colorado Springs, who won 2-0, will visit Taft Stadium...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC's Evan Newton is USL Goalkeeper of the Week

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Tue, Sep 22, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC goalkeeper Evan Newton was named to the United Soccer League Team of the Week for Week 27, the league announced on Tuesday. Newton's eight-save shutout of Arizona United last Wednesday was enough to earn him the recognition for the first time this season.  Newton...

  • OKC Energy FC Playoff tickets on sale now

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Thu, Sep 17, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC defeated Arizona United 1-0 on Wednesday night behind a goal from Daniel Gonzalez. The win guarantees the Energy at least one home playoff game in the United Soccer League playoffs, which begin Sept. 26. Playoff tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling...

  • OKC Energy FC: Energy head to Arizona for season finale

    By Chris Brannick | Published: Tue, Sep 15, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC captain Michael Thomas circled Wednesday's game against Arizona when the United Soccer League released its schedule earlier this year. Thomas has plenty of reasons to be excited about a match with Arizona. Last year while playing in Arizona, Thomas was sent off for a...

  • OKC Energy FC: Sibling rivalry continues 7 p.m. Saturday when Energy takes on Colorado Springs

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Published: Fri, Sep 11, 2015

    First place will be on the line when the Energy hosts the Switchbacks at Taft Stadium.

  • OKC Energy: Tulsa Roughnecks FC get first victory over in-state rival

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Sep 6, 2015

    TULSA — Oklahoma City Energy FC lost 2-1 Sunday night to in-state rival Tulsa at ONEOK Field. The Energy began the week in first place in the United Soccer League's Western Conference before losing two straight road matches. The Energy is still in first place thanks to some help around...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: USL to freeze rosters on Tuesday, Energy ready for stretch run

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    The Energy added depth with the signing of former Norman North standout Kalen Ryden on Thursday. Ryden gives the Energy eight defenders, and Hawkins said the only issue the Energy have had this year has been solved with that addition.

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Danni Konig ties league record

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC on Saturday defeated the Austin Aztex, 2-0, in front of 6,089 fans at Taft Stadium. Energy forward Danni Konig scored in the 88th minute to make it 2-0, and the goal put the Danish striker in the record books. Konig is now tied with Orlando City's Kevin Molino for the...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC releases Omar Daley

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC on Saturday announced it has released Omar Daley. The team made the announcement via Twitter and offered no word on move. Daley, a former Jamaican National Team member, appeared in nine games for the Energy this year. The 34-year-old started one of those games, played...

  • Former Norman North star Kalen Ryden signs with Oklahoma City Energy FC

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC on Thursday announced it has signed Kalen Ryden for the remainder of the season. Ryden, from Norman, was drafted in the fourth round of this year’s Major League Soccer SuperDraft by the Columbus Crew and had spent his rookie year splitting time between Columbus and the...

  • Energy FC breaks ground on training facility in Oklahoma City

    By Chris Brannick | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Willa Johnson's high heels sank in the dirt outside the Northeast Regional Health and Wellness campus on Wednesday morning. The Oklahoma County Commissioner for District 1 reached for a hand and said she needed to find solid ground. Johnson wasn't worried, though. In fact, she was ecstatic....

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC to break ground on training facility

    By Chris Brannick | Published: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    The training facility, built in a partnership with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma, will be located at 2600 NE 63rd Street on the Northeast Regional Health and Wellness campus.

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC bumped from top of league

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Week 23 has come to a close in the United Soccer League and Oklahoma City Energy FC has been bumped from the top of the Western Conference. The Energy were off this week and sat in first place with a record of 11-5-7 and 40 standings points. On Sunday, Los Angeles Galaxy II defeated the...

  • Energy FC forward Kyle Greig says Oklahoma City is ready for playoffs

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC is in first-place in the United Soccer League’s Western Conference following Week 22. The Energy (11-5-7, 40 points) defeated Real Monarchs 1-0 last week and have a week off before hosting the Austin Aztex on Aug. 29. Kyle Greig stopped by The Oklahoman to talk about...