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Energy FC Defeats Sporting KC II in Behind Closed Doors Friendly

By Tyler Vaughn, 07/03/20, 6:00PM CDT


Jaime Chavez scored the winning goal off an assist from Omar Gordon in the 53rd minute.

Energy FC played 90 minutes of competitive soccer for the first time since March 7, as USL Championship side Sporting Kansas City II made the trip to Oklahoma City Friday afternoon for a friendly tune-up that was held behind closed doors at the team's OCCHD Training Facility.

The Greens created more chances in each half, with Arun Basuljevic going closest in the opening 45 minutes.

Kyle Hyland's cross from the left wing found Basuljevic near the top of the box, but the midfielder's second effort, after having the first one blocked, clanged off the post in the 15th minute.

Chavez made the breakthrough for OKC in the second half after Omar Gordon's work down the left-hand side created a golden opportunity.

Gordon collected the ball in behind the Sporting defense, cut inside as if he was going to shoot, but instead cut back towards the end line before squaring the ball to a wide open Chavez, who clinically finished in the side netting from eight yards out.

The Greens had several chances to finish the game off with Gordon coming closest after driving near the top of the penalty and unleashing a drive that just skipped wide of the goal.

Energy FC will resume the 2020 season on Monday, July 13 against FC Tulsa at Taft Stadium. A limited number of tickets will go on sale Tuesday, July 7 at 10 a.m. CT, but fans can register for the presale now.

First half lineup: CJ Cochran, Zach Ellis-Hayden, Atiba Harris, Christian Ibeagha, Nicolas Taravel, Kyle Hyland, Charlie Ward, Ray Saari, Arun Basuljevic, Jon Brown, Jaime Chavez

Second half lineup: Cody Laurendi, Trialist, Tucker Stephenson, Trialist, Kodai Iida, Cordell Cato, Brad Dunwell, Rafael Garcia, Omar Gordon, Jose Hernandez, Jaime Chavez

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