Energy FC and El Paso Locomotive FC Agree to Swap Deal Between Alexy Bosetti and Derek Gebhard
Energy FC and El Paso Locomotive FC have agreed to a deal that will see midfielder Alexy Bosetti move to El Paso with Derek Gebhard coming to Oklahoma City, pending league and federation approval, Head Coach Steve Cooke announced today.
Gebhard, who spent the end of the 2018 season on loan with USL Championship club the Charlotte Independence and scored six goals in 60 appearances with Jacksonville Armada FC of the NASL, has made 18 appearances for El Paso in 2019, scoring two goals and adding one assist. His first goal of the season came in El Paso's home opener against Energy FC - the first goal in the club's history.
Bosetti made 18 USL Championship appearances for Energy FC, scoring one goal and providing three assists after moving from Stade Laval of France's third division.
"First and foremost, I think Alexy Bosetti has been a fantastic professional with us," said Cooke. "He's been a great teammate and has been superb to be around with great enthusiasm, and we wish him all the best in the future."
"With Derek, he's a player we have admired from afar for a long time. He was excellent in the first game of the season against us, and he scored a good goal. We're looking for him to provide energy and commitment. He has great pace to get in behind, but he also has cleverness to get into spaces underneath. We're expecting big things from Derek, and more importantly, I think we have another key addition to our group as we try to get into the playoffs."
Energy FC are on the road Friday, August 16 to take on Portland Timbers 2 at 9:30 p.m. CDT at Providence Park. The team returns home Saturday, August 24 to face Austin Bold FC at Taft Stadium at 8 p.m.
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