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OKC FC Big Texas Weekend

By OKC FC Staff, 06/19/17, 9:00PM CDT

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OKLAHOMA CITY (June 19, 2017) - Oklahoma City FC traveled to Frisco, Texas this past weekend to take on two clubs with ties to the Major League Soccer side.

Saturday’s match both teams had a common opponent dealing with 100 degree Texas heat and southwest wind.  The constant breeze kept play on the north side of the pitch for most of the 90-minute match. This was the second match up with the FC Dallas U-23 team.

In the 17th minute, Oklahoma City veteran Dria Hampton lofted a corner kick, and a crafty move by Caitlin Moore put the ball in the back of the net.    

Oklahoma City switched goalkeepers at half allowing Oklahoma City FC new comer Danni Greenlee to protect their goal.  Greenlee, a sophomore at Oklahoma State University came up huge with three huge saves in the closing moments of the match. She completed the clean sheet match that Hensley Hancuff started at the opening whistle. Oklahoma City won the match 1-0.

Sunday afternoon brought the anticipated matchup between the two top clubs in the Southwest-North region of the WPSL Central Division.  FC Dallas 14 game winning streak was halted by Oklahoma City back on June 4th.

The second game was a statistical even match for most of the first half.  Oklahoma City FC forward Laramie Hall fought through a FC Dallas double team and passed the ball to a rushing Jaci Jones, and she buried the ball in the back of the net.  FC Dallas evened the match at the ’75 with a controversial non-call.

The win moves OKC's WPSL record to 5-1-2, even with FC Dallas. However, Oklahoma City FC holds the tiebreaker with the earlier season win. Oklahoma City FC is back in action Friday, June 30th as they travel to Tulsa and then close out the 2017 home season with an important game against FC Wichita on July 1st. Kickoff is slated for 7 pm at Norman North High School.