Oklahoma City Energy FC
Energy FC won their third straight match by downing LA Galaxy II (aka Los Dos) 1-0 on a goal by Christian Volesky in the 90th minute.A pedestrian first half saw the teams combine for just six shots on goal and four corner kicks. The only real threatening plays were tied to the four Energy FC plays that were whistled offside.
A scary moment early in the first half saw Energy FC forward Jon Brown collide with Los Dos goalkeeper Wade Hamilton and defender Jean Engola in the 13th minute. Brown would leave the match as would Engola. Brown will be evaluated further.
The second half featured much of the same style of play…but with more shots toward goal as the teams combined for 17 in the second half.
Although Los Dos held a shot advantage, Energy FC picked up the only goal of the match. During the 90th minute, The Greens were awarded a corner kick that Philip Rasmussen served goalward. Christian Volesky found his way to the spot and headed the ball into the open net.
The goal for Volesky is his third of the season and second with Energy FC. The assist for Rasmussen is his third of the season and his third in as many matches.
Los Dos pressed forward looking for the equalizer and had a long-range free kick that was picked out of the air by Energy FC goalkeeper Matt VanOekel to preserve the win. The clean sheet for VanOekel is his third of the season.
The lengthy goal-scoring drought is behind Energy FC. The team has scored a goal in seven straight matches, the third longest streak in franchise history.
Energy FC will train this week in preparation for their next match July 4 on the road against San Antonio FC. The next home match is July 7 against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. Kickoff for both matches is 7:30 p.m.
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