Energy FC Takes MLS Club To The Brink, Loses In Penalties

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 3:38 pm
By: News 9

Energy FC pushed its MLS affiliate, FC Dallas, to penalty kicks in a 6-5 loss in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Wednesday night at Westcott Field on the campus of Southern Methodist University. The clubs finished the 90 minutes of regulation play and two 15-minute extra time periods deadlocked at two goals.

In the seventh round of penalty kicks former Energy FC loanee from FC Dallas, Colin Bonner, netted the deciding goal, powering a shot past OKC keeper C.J. Cochran, breaking a 5-5 tie. Prior to Bonner’s score, OKC’s Cyprian Hedrick missed for Energy FC, setting FC Dallas up for the win.

With FC Dallas leading 2-1 in the 90th minute, Energy FC’s Michael Thomas tied the score, heading a Kyle Hyland corner kick past Dallas goal keeper Jesse Gonzalez. The goal was Thomas’s first of the year, sending the match to 30 minutes of extra time play.

OKC scored the match’s first goal in the 27th minute. A shot by OKC’s Daniel Gonzalez was deflected in the Dallas box and caromed to Jordan Rideout on the left side, who rolled a shot past Dallas’s Gonzalez.

In the 37th minute, FC Dallas tied the match when Carlos Lizarano took a feed from former Energy FC loanee from FC Dallas, Coy Craft, and blasted a shot past Cochran.

Lizarano gave FC Dallas a 2-1 lead in 43rd minute, again taking a pass from Craft and lifting a turnaround shot from 18 yards out past a diving Cochran.

Cochran made one save in the PK, denying Matt Hedges in the fourth round after Gonzalez stopped OKC’s Wojciech Wojcik.

For a second straight year, Energy FC was eliminated from U.S. Open Cup play by FC Dallas.

Energy FC resumes USL play with a trip to Kansas City, Mo., for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff with the Swope Park Rangers at Swope Soccer Village.

The next OKC home match is Saturday, June 25, when the club welcomes USL Western Conference-leading Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 for a 7:00 p.m. start at Taft Stadium. On June 28, Energy FC will face Chivas de Guadalajara in an historic international friendly at Taft Stadium.