FC Dallas defender Ryan Hollingshead has agreed to terms on a new, two-year contract, with a club option for the 2022 season, the club announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Hollingshead has definitely earned this new contract with the club. The 28-year old is having his most productive season in MLS, with a career-high six goals and three assists in 30 games in 2019.
He has recorded 11 goals and nine assists in 139 regular-season appearances since joining FC Dallas in 2014 and was part of the team that won both the 2016 MLS Supporters’ Shield and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
“I would say on a personal level, I’m playing the best soccer I’ve played in my entire career. At the age that I’m at and amount of the experience I have, I still feel like the best soccer, the best football, is in front of me and it’s in my future,” said Hollingshead in the press release issued by the club. “My wife and I are really thankful and optimistic for what this club has ahead of it in the next two years.”
Based on the salaries revealed by the MLS Players Union, Hollingshead is earning $175,000 this season, which sounds like he’ll get a healthy bump for 2020 and 2021.
What do you make of Hollingshead earning an extended contract with the team?