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FC Dallas on Loan: Coy Craft continues to gain minutes with OKC

Coy Craft got minutes in two more OKC Energy games. He also got his first start in 2017.

MLS: CONCACAF Champions League-C.D. Suchitepequez at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

OKC Energy had a busy schedule this past week, opening at home on Saturday against the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros and then playing against Sacramento Republic FC on Tuesday. The first game was a 1-0 loss to RGV, courtesy of a penalty kick scored by Ruben Luna. There were three red cards awarded in that match, two of them to OKC players. Coy Craft came in off the bench for that match.

On Tuesday, Craft got his first start of the year, going almost sixty minutes in a match against Sacramento Republic FC. OKC Energy managed their first win of the year in that game off a beautiful bicycle goal from a trademark Michael Harris flip throw in.

All of Craft’s touches on the ball against RGV Toros are in the video below, but unfortunately there were no video streams available, so I couldn’t get all of Craft’s action from the game against Sacramento, so I just put one highlight of him I could find from that game. Here is the video:

Craft is still yet to score a goal or have an assist for OKC this year. He slid over to the right wing in these games, instead of playing on the left side of the field, which is where he played in his previous games. His one great opportunity went just over the bar against RGV, and in the Sacramento game, he had a beautiful cross that was headed towards goal by a teammate, but the goalkeeper just barely saved it.

The next OKC Energy game isn’t until April 29, when they will play the RGV Toros again. Once Dallas Cup is over, it is possible that we will see some of the young FC Dallas players currently playing with the FC Dallas Academy to get loaned to the OKC Energy, maybe even before their next match. Jesus Ferreira anybody? Maybe we’ll see what Reggie Cannon can do as well.