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Oklahoma City Energy FC re-sign defender Michael Harris

The Seattle native returns for a third year in OKC.

The Oklahoma City Energy FC have announced their first deal of 2017 by re-signing defender Michael Harris for the upcoming USL season – pending USL and U.S. Soccer Federation approval.

Harris, 25, played in 30 total matches for Oklahoma City last season, compiling 2346 minutes played and four assists.

The Seattle native will return to Jimmy Nielsen’s squad for his third straight season with the club. Previously, Harris played professionally for Seattle Sounders FC U-23 and the Washington Crossfire. The 25-year-old defender spent his college career at the University of Washington, where he made a total of 76 appearances for the Huskies, scoring four goals and providing 19 assists.

“Michael Harris offers more to our team than just his flip throw in,” said Energy FC Head Coach Jimmy Nielsen. “He has been a consistent starter on our club for the last two seasons, has developed his game as a player and is an absolutely fantastic teammate. He brings positive and happy energy to the club, which helps his teammates work through some of the challenges that may arise during the season. [We are] Certainly very glad to have him back.”

"I am excited for the opportunity to come back to Oklahoma City and play in front of the great fans again," said Harris. “I look forward to working with the new players we signed, and returning players, as we push towards a USL championship."

Energy FC 2016 Offseason Signings:

  1. Sam Fink (Defender) - Saint Louis FC (USL)
  2. Danni Konig (Forward) - Energy FC
  3. Coady Andrews (Defender) - Energy FC
  4. Kyle Hyland (Defender) - Energy FC
  5. Daniel Gonzalez (Midfielder) - Energy FC
  6. Luis Martinez (Midfielder) - Energy FC
  7. Miguel Gonzalez (Forward) – Colorado Switchbacks FC (USL)
  8. Alex Dixon (Winger) – Jacksonville Armada (NASL)
  9. Alejandro Covarrubias (Midfielder) – Los Angeles Galaxy II (USL)
  10. Cody Laurendi (Goalkeeper) - Energy FC
  11. CJ Cochran (Goalkeeper) - Energy FC
  12. Jacob Lissek (Goalkeeper) - Energy FC
  13. Juan Pablo Guzman (Midfielder) – Patriotas (Prirmera A)
  14. Richard Dixon (Defender) – Saint Louis FC
  15. Michael Harris (Defender) – Energy FC