The Oklahoma City Energy FC and midfielder Alejandro Covarrubias have mutually agreed to terminate his contract. Covarrubias’ departure is the second of two roster moves in the past week by the Energy, the first of which was OKC’s trade for Andy Craven in exchange for Danni Konig.
Covarrubias, 25, originally joined OKC in the most recent offseason after spending three seasons with Los Angeles Galaxy II, where the California native made 76 appearances for Los Dos. While in Oklahoma City, the midfielder played in four matches and logged 229 minutes.
This roster move comes as no surprise after the Energy’s slow start to the 2017 USL season. FC Dallas’ USL affiliate currently sits 14th in the Western Conference, only one position above the bottom spot, which is held by Portland Timbers 2.
Covarrubias’ exit leaves a center midfield position wide open for any current player to fill. The Energy does not possess an abundance of holding midfielders like Covarrubias suggesting that either Jimmy Nielsen shifts to a new formation or looks elsewhere for talent.
Perhaps someone at FC Dallas?