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Matt Hedges signs contract extension with FC Dallas

The veteran defender looks to add more years to his time in Frisco.

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FC Dallas has signed defender Matt Hedges to a new, three-year contract, with a club options for the 2023 and 2024 seasons, using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), the club announced today.

Hedges was going into the final year of his contract that he signed back in 2016 that saw him become a TAM player in MLS.

In 2019 Hedges made $575,008 in total compensation according to the MLS Players Union salary data. This new deal will likely push his salary closer to teammate Reto Ziegler.

The 28-year old continues to add to his legacy with the club as he added more honors in 2019 when he surpassed former FC Dallas forward Jason Kreis in starts and minutes played for the club. Hedges currently leads the team with 236 starts and 20,848 minutes played.

Hedges has recorded 16 goals and three assists in 243 regular season appearances since joining FC Dallas in 2012 and was part of the team that won both the 2016 MLS Supporters’ Shield and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

What do you make of Hedges’ new deal? Are you happy to see him locked up for a few more seasons?