Energy FC has signed two new players for the remainder of the 2016 season, the club’s front office announced today. Swedish forward Linus Olsson was added to the roster, and former OKC Energy U23 defender Devante DuBose was called up and given a contract with Energy FC as well.
After a successful season with PDL squad OKC Energy U23, DuBose was called up to the USL. The California native graduated from Virginia Tech in 2013, and was named the fastest player in college soccer. DuBose played all 14 games with OKC Energy U23, recording more than 900 minutes.
“Devante had an excellent summer with our U23 team and showed a lot of pro qualities. He has a good attitude and worked hard for this opportunity,” OKC Energy U23 Head Coach Chris Spendlove said. “I'm happy to see him become our first player to make the jump from the PDL to the first team, and hopefully he is one of many as we move forward.”
Olsson comes to Energy FC from Swedish side Akademisk Baldklub, where he netted 10 goals and recorded a total of 2867 minutes from 2013-2015. The striker played for Trellebord in 2013, where he netted 10 goals while playing more than 2,000 minutes on the pitch. Olsson also played for Swedish professional team Landskrona from 2010-2012.
“Linus provides Energy FC with a player that can make a run down the side to assist in creating scoring opportunities for us,” Energy FC General Manager Jason Hawkins said. “He’s a bigger player that also bring finesse to the game. We look forward to having him on our roster.”
Energy FC hosts LA Galaxy ll in a regular season match at historic Taft Stadium in the heart of Oklahoma City on August 13 at 7 p.m.