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Oklahoma City Energy FC invite two players from tryout to training camp

The USL side held open tryouts over the weekend.

As odd as it sounds, average people can still strive to become professional soccer players.

Last weekend, the Oklahoma City Energy FC held an open tryout in hopes to bolster their roster as well as make a great story. In this tryout, about a hundred players took to the pitch to show Jimmy Nielsen and the technical staff what they had.

As a result, the OKC Energy offered two players the opportunity to attend the team’s preseason training camp: midfielder Cole Missimo and striker Ivan Jakovljevic.

Both players have previously spent time playing professional soccer in the past; more importantly, one is a Dallas, Texas native. However, it should be mentioned that these players just received an invitation, not a spot on the team.

Missimo was drafted by the Philadelphia Union in the fourth round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. He was loaned to the Union’s USL affiliate, the Bethlehem Steel, in 2016 where he appeared in 19 games, logging 842 minutes and one assist.

The 23-year-old Dallas native previously attended Northwestern University for four years, appearing in 76 games and scoring seven goals.

Jakovljevic has a massive amount of professional experience under his belt. The 26-year-old striker is a Croatian native who has spent time with clubs such as FC Osijek, FC Visnjevac, FC Belisce and FK Most (Czech Republic).