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FC Dallas now affiliated with East Texas

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 10:59pm

East Texas kids, and potential soccer stars, now have the chance to get one-on-one coaching with the big guys.

The soccer club FC Dallas has set up an affiliate in Tyler with area soccer club Azzurri FC.

Monday night, boys and girls of all ages got the chance to participate in a free clinic at Pat Hartley soccer complex at TJC.

This will be the sixth official affiliate FC Dallas has started, and will give area kids and coaches a chance to work on their skills with the pros, and also give the MLS club a chance to take a look at some potential prospects down the road.

"There's so many of them with a dream of playing for FC Dallas the MLS team, it's exciting for them to come out and be able to put on a jersey and come out and play," said age group coach Jeremy Bernard.

FC Dallas officials say the other five affiliates have all grown significantly in their local areas, and they are hoping and expecting Tyler to do the same.

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