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TEAMS HE COACHES
- OK Energy FC 2007 Boys ECNL
- OK Energy FC 2006/2005 Boys ECRL
Nielsen served as goalkeeper for Sporting KC in their win over Real Salt Lake in MLS Cup 2013 and is a veteran of nearly 600 professional games, bringing a wealth of experience to the OEFC family.
In February 2010, Nielsen joined Major League Soccer and became the starting goalkeeper for Sporting Kansas City. As a member of Sporting KC, Nielsen was a two-time MLS All Star, the 2012 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, and goalkeeper for the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open championship club and the 2013 MLS Cup winning squad. He was named team captain prior to start of the 2012 season.
In December 2013, Nielsen became the head coach for the OKC Energy FC team in the USL. He coached the Energy for 4 years where the team made the playoffs three out of four seasons, including two appearances in the USL Western Conference finals. Since he has spent time coaching with the USL’s Hartford Athletic and MLS’s Houston Dynamo FC.