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OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma’s most talented soccer players will take their shot at a professional career with the Oklahoma City Energy Football Club (Energy FC) during a two-day public tryout on Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16 at South  Lakes Soccer Complex, on S. Meridian Ave.

Energy FC Head Coach Jimmy Nielson (former goalkeeper for MLS champs Sporting Kansas City) and his coaching staff will oversee the tryouts, looking for special players with the potential to play at the highest level.

Players can pre-register online and walk-ups are welcome.

Registration is $200.  Each player will receive a full evaluation and training jerseys will be provided.

Registration and check-in is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, followed by two training sessions: from 10 a.m. to noon, and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Sunday will be full-sided (11v11) scrimmage matches from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The public is invited to attend both days as supporters and spectators.  There is no cost to attend.

Energy FC recently announced the signing of its first four players: Michael Thomas (Toronto), Cyprian Hedrick (Cameroon), Kyle Miller (Kansas) and Nate Shiffman (Virginia).

The Energy FC season begins April 5 in Los Angeles, and the home opener in OKC is April 26 against the USL Pro 2013 champs Orlando City Soccer Club.  Full schedule here.