FC Dallas Agrees to One-Year Affiliation Extension with USL Side Oklahoma City Energy FC
FRISCO, Texas (Wednesday, February 7) - FC Dallas has renewed its affiliation agreement with USL side, Oklahoma City Energy FC for the 2018 season.
Under the terms of the agreement, Energy FC will provide FC Dallas with a pathway for its signees to play in Oklahoma City and continue their development both on and off the field. Energy FC and FC Dallas will continue to share best practices to assist both organizations.
"Oklahoma City is a first class organization," said FC Dallas Technical Director Fernando Clavijo. "We have sharpened our methods, working together the past two seasons, to maximize player growth. We are excited to expand on our progress this season."
As part of the agreement, Energy FC will play the FC Dallas reserves at Toyota Soccer Center on Thursday, February 8. The match is set to kick off at 10 a.m.
"I recently went to FC Dallas and was pleased with their willingness to work with our club for the 2018 season," said Energy FC Head Coach Steve Cooke. "We look forward to providing their up-and-coming players the opportunity to play with our club. I'm also looking forward to collaborating again with Oscar [Pareja] in an effort to make both of our clubs better."
Cooke served as an assistant coach on Pareja's staff during his time with the Colorado Rapids.
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