Recent OKC Energy FC Articles and Blogs

  • 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...

  • USLPRO: Awards Finalists Announced

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Tuesday, the United Soccer League unveiled its Pro division first and second all-league teams. Oklahoma City Energy FC defender Gareth Evans earned a spot on the second team. The league announced on Wednesday the finalists for the end of season awards. Evans, who did not earn a nomination this...

  • OKC Energy FC: How Chris Brannick voted in all-league balloting

    By Chris Brannick | Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    The United Soccer League Pro Division first and second all-league teams was announced on Tuesday. This year, USLPRO included members of the media as voters to go along with coaches and general managers. Each coach and general manager selected two players from ther respective teams, two...

  • OKC Energy FC's Gareth Evans earns second-team honors

    By Chris Brannick | Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    The United Soccer League on Tuesday announced its all-league teams, and Oklahoma City Energy FC defender Gareth Evans was named to the second team. Evans, Energy FC’s vice captain, is known as one of the better defenders in the league. The fifth-year pro has earned first-team honors twice in...

  • Top five moments from Oklahoma City Energy FC's first season

    By Chris Brannick | Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    The United Soccer League playoffs began on Saturday, and Oklahoma City Energy FC wasn’t involved. A six-game losing streak at the end of the season bumped Energy FC out of playoff contention in its inaugural season in the league. Energy FC did win its final match, a 1-0 win over Orange County,...

  • Energy FC faces Sacramento on Thursday

    By Chris Brannick | Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Oklahoma City enters a critical stretch of its inaugural season in the United Soccer League Pro division on Thursday night with a road game against fellow expansion team Sacramento Republic at 9:30 p.m. Energy FC has taken two of three from Sacramento, which sits in second place in the league...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Energy FC Releases Paul Wyatt

    Chris Brannick | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC has released forward Paul Wyatt, the team announced on Wednesday. Energy FC General Manager Jason Hawkins said it was a mutual agreement. “He had an opportunity to return home,” Hawkins said. “His contract wasn’t going to be renewed. It was kind of a mutual agreement at...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Energy closes home season with loss to Charleston

    By Chris Brannick | Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    A record-crowd of 4,722 watches Oklahoma City fall to 12th place in the standings, but the Energy still remain in the playoff hunt.

  • Five Joules for Energy FC’s match with Charleston

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC hosts Charleston at 7 p.m. in the last home match of the season for Energy FC. What an inaugural season it’s been too. Energy FC lost its first three home games before winning four of the next five. The first game in team history, a preseason contest in Norman, was played...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC gets Christian Duke back for final home game

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    It’s been tough sledding of late for Energy FC (8-12-5) with four straight losses. The slump has put the expansion franchise in jeopardy of missing the playoffs.

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC heads to Arizona

    By Chris Brannick | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC takes on Arizona United at 9:30 p.m. Friday in Peoria, Ariz., in a crucial match for playoff positioning. Energy FC is in a free-fall after losing three matches in a row, including at home against Arizona last Thursday. Arizona meanwhile, has been hot, winning two...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Energy captain Michael Thomas suspended for excessive yellow cards

    By Chris Brannick | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    The loss of Thomas carries a heavy weight. In an April match with Arizona, in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, Thomas received a red card in the first half, which is an automatic ejection, and Energy FC eventually lost. Saturday night in Oklahoma City, Thomas did not play because of a foot injury,...

  • Energy FC can't rally, falls to L.A.Galaxy II

    By Chris Brannick | Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC dropped its third straight match on Saturday night at Pribil Stadium, 1-0 to Los Angeles Galaxy II, before 4,089 fans. An early goal gave the visiting side all it needed to win the USL Pro game. Daniel Steres, a Galaxy II defender, tapped in a goal in the 19th minute...

  • Five Joules for Energy FC vs. L.A. Galaxy II

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC hosts L.A. Galaxy II at 7 p.m. at Pribil Stadium. It’s the 24th match of the season for Energy FC, here are my Five Joules: Michael Thomas will not play. The team captain did not practice on Friday, nursing a left foot injury and was a game time decision for Saturday....

  • Q&A: Nate Polack arrives with Energy FC

    By Chris Brannick | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC announced on Thursday that it has acquired Nate Polack on loan from Minnesota United FC of the North American Soccer League. The 24-year-old is a native of Lincoln, Neb., and has been with Minnesota since 2012. Polack played his college ball at Hastings College and won...

  • Energy FC fights to keep playoff hopes alive

    By Chris Brannick | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC hosts L.A. Galaxy II at 7 p.m. Saturday at Pribil Stadium, and the game is an important one for the home team. Defender Peabo Doue says it’s a must win, and the United Soccer Leagues Pro standings bear that out. Energy FC has slipped after two straight losses, and with...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Arizona drops Energy 2-1

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Arizona wasted no time jumping all over Energy FC, scoring in the fourth minute. Long Tan brought a cross down right in front of Energy FC goalkeeper Samir Badr and punched it through to give Arizona the early 1-0 lead.

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Nate Shiffman has simply 'stepped on the field and done my job'

    By Chris Brannick | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    The Energy FC midfielder is back in the starting lineup after some time on the bench.

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Energy FC releases forward Pete Caringi III

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC has released forward Pete Caringi III, the team announced on Monday. Caringi hasn’t appeared in a match for Energy FC since June 22, missing the last seven matches dealing with a foot injury but General Manager Jason Hawkins said the roster move was not performance...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Samir Badr and Energy FC ready for big challenge in Sacramento

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Published: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    A big part of Sacramento’ home-field advantage is the size of its field. Bonney Field is 100 yards long by 80 yards wide.

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: David Leichty and Max Gunderson make United Soccer League Team of the Week

    Chris Brannick | Published: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    The United Soccer League announced its Team of the Week for the Pro division for week 20 and two members from Oklahoma City Energy FC made the roster. David Leichty scored the game-winning goal in Energy FC’s 1-0 win over Orange County on Saturday, a win that moved the expansion side into fifth...

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: David Leichty lifts Energy FC over Orange County

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    David Leichty lifted Oklahoma City Energy FC over Orange County (Calif.) 1-0 before 3,351 fans at Pribil Stadium in a thrilling match. The 19-year-old scored the only goal of the match in the 88th minute after Michael Thomas sent in a corner kick.

  • Five Joules of energy before Energy FC vs. Orange County Blues

    chris brannick | Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    It’s Oklahoma City Energy FC vs. Orange County Blues Soccer Club, kicking off at 7 p.m. at Pribil Stadium. The game is live on YouTube in both English and Spanish broadcasts and can also be heard on KXXY 96.1 FM. Here are my Five Joules of Energy for the match. *This is the third meeting […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC needs another big game from Kyle Greig against Orange County Blues

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Forward Kyle Greig scored three goals and had an assist in two matches for Energy FC last week, both on the road.




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