Player Details


Matt Hedges


6' 4"


196 lbs

Date of Birth

4.1.1990 (31)


Carmel, NY USA



Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side


Roster Category

2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season


Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Hedges was selected by Dallas in the first round (11th overall) of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. Signed a new four-year contract on December 6, 2016. Signed a new three-year contract, with club options for the 2023 and 2024 seasons, using Targeted Allocation Money on November 26, 2019.

A rock in the back for FC Dallas since his professional debut in April 2012, Hedges has built a reputation as one of the top center backs in MLS. He was named the youngest captain in FCD history in 2014 and has continued to solidify his status as an elite defender since then.

INTERNATIONAL: Has five appearances with the USMNT. Received his first call-up in Jurgen Klinsmann's 2015 January camp, making his international debut as a substitute in a friendly win over Panama on Feb. 8. Was also selected to the U.S. squad for the 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup.

COLLEGE: Hedges started 85 matches during his college career, first at Butler University and later as a senior transfer to the University of North Carolina, where he scored six goals and an assist while starting all 20 games as the Tar Heels won 

NOTES: MLS Defender of the Year 2016....MLS Best XI 2015, 2016...MLS All-Star 2017, 2018, 2019



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