Matt Hedges

  • DOB April 1, 1990
  • Age 34
  • Place of birth Rochester, New York
  • POSITION Defender
  • HEIGHT 6'4"
  • WEIGHT 190
  • U.S. CAPS 1
  • CLUB Toronto FC
  • TWITTER @Matt_Hedges (4.96K followers)
  • Current ASN 100 Rank 79
  • Previous ASN 100 Rank Unranked
FC Dallas selected Hedges in the first round (No. 11 overall) of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. He made his professional debut on April 5, 2012, in a 1–0 victory against the New England Revolution. Due to injuries and his excellent play for a rookie, he became a regular starter for the club. His first goal in the 2014 season was a header in the 90th minute against Sporting Kansas City off a free kick taken by Michel. The goal tied the game, 1–1.

Hedges captained the team for the first time in 2014, a move that eventually became permanent. Since becoming captain, he has led the club into the MLS playoffs in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Also in 2015, the club was the Western Conference regular season champions and Supporters' Shield runner-up. For the 2015 MLS season, he was named to the Best XI and as a finalist for Defender of the Year. Dallas was even more successful in 2016, winning the Supporters' Shield and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Hedges was once again named to the Best XI and, this time, was the winner of the Defender of the Year award.

In 2020, he became the all-time leader in MLS appearances for FC Dallas, passing Jason Kreis.

In December 2022, he signed a two-year contract with Toronto FC beginning in the 2023 season.

Hedges has been capped five times by the USMNT and was part of the 2017 Gold Cup winning team.

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