FC Dallas have found a new USL affiliate for 2016.
The Western Conference club announced on Monday that they have agreed to a two-year partnership with Oklahoma City Energy FC. Dallas were partnered with Arizona United SC in 2015, but will now work with the club Oklahoma club that is managed by former MLS Cup-winning goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen.
“Every time you have the opportunity to surround yourself with good people and a good franchise, it’s always a plus,” said FC Dallas technical director Fernando Clavijo, in a statement. “We were looking at opportunities early on in the year to keep doing better. Finding the partnership with Oklahoma City Energy FC was a big plus for us. Being able to drive is a plus. (They are) only three hours away.
"But I also saw the quality of the individuals. The quality of the franchise helped us make the decision.”
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The agreement will allow FC Dallas to loan their players to the USL side, and they can be recalled at any time.