Cody Laurendi was the star of the first half and was tested often, beginning in the sixth minute by Juan Barahona. Barahona’s volley from outside the penalty area look destined for the side netting, but Laurendi was able to palm it away.
Thomas Enevoldsen nearly put the visitors ahead in the 20th minute, but his header from six yards out was tipped over the bar by Laurendi.
Laurendi came up big again in the 63rd minute, stopping Villyan Bijev’s drive from a tight angle.
The Greens came close to finding a winner in the 86th minute when Deshorn Brown’s cross from the right wing just missed the outstretched legs of Christian Eissele, after the striker made a great run to get open in front of goal.
Energy FC travel to Los Angeles to take on the Galaxy II next Saturday, September 28. Kickoff for that fixture is set for 9 p.m CDT.
This Post-Match Report is presented by Southern Nazarene University. Learn more about SNU’s MASMA program here.
OKC: Yellow Card (Williams, 43’)
SAC: Yellow Card (Sarri, 89’)
OKC Starting XI: GK: Cody Laurendi; D: Chris Duvall, Atiba Harris (c), Christian Ibeagha, Mekeil Williams M: Callum Ross, Je-Vaughn Watson, F: Jon Brown, Omar Gordon, Deshorn Brown, Cordell Cato (Christian Eissele, 76’)
Subs Not Used: Bryan Byars, Max Gunderson, Ian McGrath, Derek Gebhard
Sacramento Starting XI: GK: Bobby Shuttleworth; D: Matt Mahony, Charalampos Chantzopoulos, Juan Barahona; M: Drew Skundrich, Jaime Villareal (Ray Saari, 67’), Jordan McCrary, Thomas Enevoldsen, Keven Aleman; F: Stefan Bonomo (Sam Werner, 76’), Villyan Bijev
Subs Not Used: Rafa Diaz, Mitchell Taintor, Hayden Partain, Mario Penagos, Hayden Sargis
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