Recent OKC Energy FC Articles and Blogs

  • 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...

  • 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...




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