FC Dallas announced today that the club has re-signed Matt Hedges to a new three-year contract with club options for 2023 and 2024. The 29-year-old Hedges now seems likely to finish his career at the club he started it with as this contract should keep hin in Frisco until he is 34.
“We’re thrilled that Matt has recommitted to FC Dallas on a long-term basis,” said FC Dallas President Dan Hunt. “He is an important part of what we’re doing here and we’re going to continue to build around that foundation.”
Already the all franchise leader in minutes (20,848) and starts (236), Hedges – who has made 243 career regular-season starts for FC Dallas – should pass Jason Kreis (247) for starts early in 2020.
“I love the club, the players, the coaching staff and everything about it.” said Hedges. “It makes sense for my family and me to re-sign and be here for the foreseeable future.”
Our take: This is excellent news. Matt Hedges is a savvy veteran defender still playing at an MLS All-Star level. He’s already an FCD legend and will continue to grow in stature over the next few seasons. He has earned the right to be a one-club player, the rare hallmark of true club stars. Brazo to FC Dallas for getting this new deal done.