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FC Dallas Loans Thomas Roberts to SK Austria Klagenfurt

FC Dallas also extends Roberts’s contract with a club option for the 2023 season.

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FC Dallas has loaned Homegrown midfielder Thomas Roberts to SK Austria Klagenfurt in the Austrian Bundesliga for the remainder of the 2021 season until May 2022, the club announced today. FC Dallas also extended Roberts’ contract with a club option for the 2023 season.

The 20-year old signed as the 23rd Homegrown player on July 25, 2018. He has 23 overall appearances for North Texas SC and has scored three goals and recorded one assist in 1,905 minutes played. He was part of the team that won the inaugural USL League One title after defeating Greenville Triumph SC, 1-0, on Oct. 19, 2019.

Roberts has had difficult finding the field in MLS. He has appeared in six MLS matches for FC Dallas, making his MLS debut on March 23, 2019 against the Colorado Rapids at 17 years and 316 days old. He then started in his first MLS match on April 6 against the Philadelphia Union, playing 62 minutes.

What do you make of this loan? Are you disappointed that he hasn't been able to break out in MLS?