Photo courtesy Steven Christy / OKC Energy FC
OKLAHOMA CITY – OKC Energy FC announced on Thursday the club had re-signed Jose Angulo, who led the club with 15 goals this past season, to a new contract for the 2018 USL season. The signing is pending league and federation approval.
Angulo was acquired in a mid-season trade with Saint Louis FC, and went on to score 11 goals in Energy FC colors to match his single-season best in the league with 15 goals overall. Angulo came to the fore during Energy FC’s strong late-season run, which saw him score six goals and three assists over the final three games of the regular season to earn USL Player of the Month honors for October.
“Last season, Jose displayed excellent performances and was able to contribute key goals in a great team run. He can be one of the most prolific strikers in the USL,” said Energy FC Head Coach Steve Cooke. “In addition to his ability to create opportunities for himself, he also possesses the ability to assist his teammates in our attack. His presence, along with that of our other attacking options, can present a real challenge to our opponents as we embark on the 2018 season.”
Born in Cali, Colombia, but raised in Clifton, N.J., Angulo first scored 15 goals in the USL regular season in 2013, the same season as he earned USL Most Valuable Player honors. Angulo has scored 47 goals and 15 assists in 99 regular-season contests in his USL career overall, having previously competed for the Harrisburg City Islanders when the side reached the USL Cup in the 2011 season.
The addition of Angulo brings the number of players signed by Energy FC for the 2018 season to 11. He joins forwards Miguel Gonzalez and Jonathan Brown; midfielders Juan Pablo Guzman, Jose Barril, Philip Rasmussen and Alex Dixon as well as defenders Kyle Hyland, Richard Dixon, Shawn McLaws and Coady Andrews.