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FC Dallas announces USL affiliation with Oklahoma City Energy FC

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The new deal will be for two years.

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The offseason continues to come with news as FC Dallas has announced their plans to align with USL side Oklahoma Energy FC in a new two-year affiliation agreement.

The two sides also announced a preseason friendly, scheduled for February 27 in Oklahoma City.

According to the club's press release, Oklahoma City head coach Jimmy Nielsen joined both FC Dallas Technical Director Fernando Clavijo and head coach Oscar Pareja at the MLS Combine this past weekend, and the trio is already working closely together.

The agreement allows FC Dallas to loan out players to the USL side and recall them at any time. As the release states, this will "provide its expanding stable of Homegrown and developmental players with quality minutes in a well-respected division of professional soccer in North America."

FC Dallas had an affiliate agreement with USL side Arizona United SC last year. They only loaned out two players, both who are not with FC Dallas any longer in Danny Garcia and Otis Earle. This agreement should work out better with the geography playing a better part in this, Oklahoma City is only a three hour drive from Frisco.

What do you make of this news? Pleased that it is a club a little closer to Dallas this time around?