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FC Dallas' Colin Bonner and Timo Pitter Choose to Retire from soccer

January 27, 2017 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - FC Dallas News Release

FRISCO, Texas (Friday, Jan. 27) - FC Dallas second-year forward Colin Bonner and midfielder Timo Pitter have both retired.

Bonner, 22, was selected in the third round (45th overall) of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. He made one appearance, playing 27 minutes against Seattle on July 13, in a match that FCD was forced to play a man down for 86 minutes. Bonner was loaned to USL-affiliate Oklahoma City Energy FC, where he scored four goals in 17 matches.

"I want to thank FC Dallas for a tremendous experience," Bonner said. I'm proud to have been a part of such an amazing team. I have decided to move on from professional soccer in order to pursue a career using my business degree. Even though it did not last as long as I had hoped, I will cherish the memories for a lifetime. I would also like to thank my coaches, teammates and the fans for being very supportive of my decision."

Pitter, 24, was selected in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. He made one MLS appearance, playing the final nine minutes of 3-0 win against D.C. United on March 26, 2016. Pitter was also loaned to the Energy, where he scored four goals and had two assists in 13 appearances.

Name: Colin Bonner Position: Forward DOB: May 1, 1994 (22) College: UNC Wilmington Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland Hometown: Fulton, Maryland Height: 6-4 Weight: 215 Nationality: U.S.A. Transaction: FC Dallas forward Colin Bonner has retired.

Name: Timo Pitter Position: Midfielder DOB: Sept. 1, 1992 Birthplace: Schweinfurt, Germany Hometown: Oberschwarzach, Germany Height: 5-9 Weight: 160 Nationality: Germany Transaction: FC Dallas midfielder Timo Pitter has retired.

About FC Dallas A member of Major League Soccer since its inception in 1996, FC Dallas is owned and operated by Hunt Sports Group. The professional team plays from March to November at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. One of the first soccer-specific stadiums built in the United States, the venue plays host to Major League Soccer matches, concerts, international soccer matches and high school football. The 145-acre Toyota Soccer Center also includes 17 regulation-sized, tournament-grade soccer fields and is also home to the organization's nationally-renowned youth development system.

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