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Oklahoma Energy FC re-signs Luis Martinez for 2017

One of the better midfielders in USL gets a new contract.

Photo courtesy Steven Christy / OKC Energy FC

Another day, another signing.

The Oklahoma City Energy FC has continued strengthening their squad for the 2017 season by re-signing midfielder Luis Martinez.

The Mexican native appeared in eleven matches for Oklahoma City in the 2016 regular season, scoring one goal in 199 minutes played. Martinez made one appearance in the Energy’s postseason, where he checked in as a substitute for six minutes in OKC’s 3-2 win against the Rio Grand Valley FC in the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

Oklahoma City Energy FC head coach Jimmy Nielsen commented on the re-signing, praising the 26-year-old’s professional attitude in the locker room.

“I think Luis did well in his first season as a pro,” said Nielsen. “He has a very professional attitude toward the game. Often, [he's] the first guy out on the field and the last guy to leave … he’s hungry and always wants to improve his game. He also brings creativity to the game that fits in to our style of play.”

Martinez joined the Energy in early 2015 after a brief stint with the USL PDL side FC Tucson. The Mexican native played a total of 13 matches and scored four goals for the Arizona-based club.

"I'm extremely happy and blessed to be able to return to play for Energy FC," Martinez said. "This club is amazing from top to bottom and I can't wait to play in front our amazing fans.”

Energy FC 2016 Offseason Signings:

  • Sam Fink (Defender) - Saint Louis FC
  • Danni Konig (Forward) - Energy FC
  • Coady Andrews (Defender) - Energy FC
  • Kyle Hyland (Defender) - Energy FC
  • Daniel Gonzalez (Midfielder) - Energy FC
  • Luis Martinez (Midfielder) - Energy FC