Photo courtesy Steven Christy / OKC Energy FC
OKLAHOMA CITY – OKC Energy FC announced on Tuesday it had re-signed defender Michael Harris for the 2017 season. The signing is pending USL and U.S. Soccer Federation approval.
Harris, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound native of Seattle, has played the past two seasons with Energy FC. Last season, he appeared in 28 games, logged 2,166 minutes and added three assists. He played in both of Energy FC’s contests in the USL Cup Playoffs, and collected an assist on Colin Bonner’s game-tying goal in the Western Conference Quarterfinals against Rio Grande Valley FC. In all, he has appeared in 50 regular season matches for Energy FC, logged 3,008 minutes and collected four assists.
"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."
Prior to signing with Energy FC, Harris played four seasons with the University of Washington, appeared in 76 matches and notched four goals and 19 assists. During the 2013 season, he appeared in nine matches with the PDL’s Sounders FC U23s.
“[Michael] 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,” said Energy FC Head Coach Jimmy Nielsen. “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. Certainly very glad to have him back.”