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FC Dallas loan Timo Pitter to OKC Energy FC

The rookie will finally earn some minutes.

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FC Dallas has officially announced that they have loaned 23-year-old German midfielder Timo Pitter to USL affiliates Oklahoma City Energy FC.

Pitter has slowly gained ground within Oscar Pareja's young Dallas squad, however, an opportunity to experience first team football with the Energy should prove fruitful.

Since being selected by FC Dallas in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, Pitter has only been able to make one senior appearance with the first team, prompting a loan move to Oklahoma.

The German native will not be the first FC Dallas player to make the short move to Oklahoma City. Pitter will be following in the footsteps of fellow teammates Colin Bonner and Coy Craft, who both enjoyed successful campaigns with the USL side.

Both Bonner and Craft were given proper game time while on loan with the Energy, making it seem reasonable that Pitter would receive the same treatment. The 23-year-old will be able to develop around successful USL midfielders such as ex-Notre Dame midfielder Michael Thomas and Sebastian Dalgaard.

As the Energy FC continue to push for the USL playoffs, it is safe to say Pitter will be heavily relied on. It is unlikely Pitter will spend time as an attacking player due to the resurgence of strikers Danni Konig and Wolciech Wojcik. In addition, with right winger Daniel Gonzalez in top form, it is also unlikely the German will spend time on the right. However, the Energy's most underdeveloped side is their left, where recent loanee Coy Craft spent most of his time. The 23-year-old German could lock down the starting spot on the left, which could inevitably make him the prime backup for Fabian Castillo upon his return to Dallas.

Pitter could make his Energy debut in the club's next match on Saturday, July 2, at Taft Stadium. Kick off starts at 7:30 PM CST and will be live streamed on Youtube.