Daniel Hernandez Signs Contract as Player-Coach

Guaranteed one year as a player

By Justin Hinton
|  Thursday, Dec 1, 2011  |  Updated 1:35 PM CDT
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Daniel Hernandez Signs Contract as Player-Coach

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FC Dallas fans show support for their team during a MLS game against the Chicago Fire at Pizza Hut Park on March 19, 2011 in Frisco, Texas.

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After playing a total of 61 games, FC Dallas midfielder and captain, Daniel Hernandez, signed a new contract that will change his job description for the team.

The three-year contract signed Wednesday, guarantees at least one more season as a player. Then, Hernandez will make the transition from playing soccer to working side by side with head coach Schellas Hyndman's staff as a player-coach.

The 13-year veteran joined FC Dallas in 2009 after playing in the Mexican Primera Division for two years. Before that, the Tyler Texas native and SMU alumnus played for the Los Angeles Galaxy, Tampa Bay Mutiny, MetroStars and New England Revolution in Major League Soccer. He also played for the Mexican Club Necaxa.

Hernandez has struggled with knee injuries over the the past two seasons, requiring offseason surgery before the 2011 season began.
 

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