OKLAHOMA CITY —
That killed any potential momentum for the Energy, who spent most of the second half adjusting to the wind at their backs and the change in formation. Orlando looked to catch the Energy on a counter, as more bodies were pushed forward.
Loan signing Kevin Ellis was a spark in the dark for Energy FC, with well-timed runs down the left flank from the defense that put the attack into action. Outlets for goals were hard to find, but he provided a source that can’t be forgotten for future reference.
The goal was basic route one for Perry, a long ball from the OKC half that he beat the entire Orlando back line before providing the crucial touch, lifting the ball over the on rushing Miguel Gallardo. Green shirts erupted in the home stand behind the goal, perhaps still aware it all came too late.