Energy FC Re-Signs Seven Players For 2018 - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Energy FC Re-Signs Seven Players For 2018

Posted: Updated:
OKLAHOMA CITY -

Energy FC has re-signed seven players from the 2017 roster including: Miguel Gonzalez, Jose Barril, Juan Pablo Guzman, Coady Andrews, Kyle Hyland, Philip Rasmussen and Jonathan Brown. Contracts are pending league and U.S. Soccer Federation approval.

Gonzalez was second on the team in goals scored (8) and was fourth in minutes played (2,614).  He scored arguably the most entertaining goal of the year with a bicycle kick goal in a 1-0 victory over Sacramento on April 11.  The goal earned him the No. 1 spot on ESPN’s Sportscenter Top 10 and worldwide acclaim for Energy FC and USL.

Barril started 30 of 32 matches for Energy FC this season and was a strong performer in the second half of the season. He finished fifth on the team in minutes played (2,388), was second on the team in passes attempted (1,238) and passing accuracy (84.5%).

Guzman finished ninth on the team in minutes played (2,070) and like Barril was among the most active and most accurate passers with 1,154 passes attempted and a team-leading 87.1% pass completion percentage. Guzman also added two goals on the season.

Andrews has signed for his third season with Energy FC. Last season, he appeared in 24 matches for the club and scored the first goal of the season on March 25 against Swope Park. For his Energy FC career, he’s appeared in 67 matches, played 5,631 minutes and scored two goals.

Hyland returns for his third season with Energy FC. During the 2017 season (including playoffs), he appeared in 33 matches, was second on the club in minutes played (2,917) and added two goals. For his Energy FC career, he has appeared in 55 matches, played 4,285 minutes and added five goals.  Hyland’s goal for Energy FC against the now defunct Rayo OKC in the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is among the biggest goals in franchise history.

“My wife and I are excited to stay here in OKC with the Energy for the 2018 season,” said Hyland. “We had a great run this past season and we believe the organization is determined to make another push. After now being teammates for a year, the core group is eager to get back together in February to make a push to improve on what we have started. Oklahoma City is a great place for soccer!”

Rasmussen’s season was cut short by an injury in the team’s road trip to the Pacific Northwest in June 2017. Prior to his injury, Rasmussen played in 12 games and started 11. He scored one goal on the season.

Brown was a late-season addition to the club’s roster and played 12 matches for the club. He added one goal.

“We believe these players will provide a great foundation to build a team around for the 2018 season,” Energy FC co-owner Bob Funk Jr. said. “In addition to them providing different elements to our success last season, they are all integral parts of our community and we're glad they choose to call OKC home.“ 

  • SportsMore>>

  • NBA Says Westbrook To Pay $10K Fine For Confrontation In Game 4; No Suspension

    NBA Says Westbrook To Pay $10K Fine For Confrontation In Game 4; No Suspension

    Westbrook speaks during a press conference following Game 4 loss to the Jazz.Westbrook speaks during a press conference following Game 4 loss to the Jazz.

    For a second straight game, a late second-quarter surge by Utah carried over into the second half and it allowed the Jazz to pull away for a 113-96 victory Monday night. 

    More >>

    For a second straight game, a late second-quarter surge by Utah carried over into the second half and it allowed the Jazz to pull away for a 113-96 victory Monday night. 

    More >>
  • Jazz Rout Thunder 113-96

    Jazz Rout Thunder 113-96

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 113-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. Joe Ingles scored 20 points while Rudy Gobert added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Ricky Rubio chipped in 13 points, eight assists and six boards. Utah takes a 3-1 series lead back to Oklahoma City. Game 5 is on Wednesday night. Paul George scored 32 points and Russell Westbrook added 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Thunder. Oklahoma C...

    More >>

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 113-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. Joe Ingles scored 20 points while Rudy Gobert added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Ricky Rubio chipped in 13 points, eight assists and six boards. Utah takes a 3-1 series lead back to Oklahoma City. Game 5 is on Wednesday night. Paul George scored 32 points and Russell Westbrook added 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Thunder. Oklahoma C...

    More >>

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Featured on News9.com

  • OU Sooners

    Find the latest sports news, schedules and more for the OU Sooners now!

  • OSU Cowboys

    Get all your OSU Cowboys information from sports highlights to the latest news & videos.

  • OKC Thunder

    Thunder Up! Get the latest sports news, game highlights, videos and updates on the team.

  • OKC Dodgers

    Cheer on the OKC Dodgers. Get your tickets and team information today.

Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.