Republic FC headed were handed their first defeat of the season on Tuesday as Oklahoma City Energy FC secured victory with a single goal. The lone goal came in the 30th minute when OKC executed a flip throw-in, which deflected off the head of a Republic FC player and found Miguel Gonzalez who scored off a stellar bicycle kick. Republic FC tried relentlessly in the second half to push for an equalizer but they suffered a blow in the 82nd minute when defender Chris Christian was given his marching orders after receiving his second yellow card of the match. Despite a strong fight in the last eight minutes, the scoreline would hold at 1-0 in OKC's favor.
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