FC Dallas has agreed to terms on a new multi-year contract with centerback George John, the club announced on Tuesday.
John finished out his original MLS contract in 2012, but reached a new deal to rejoin FC Dallas.
John played in 23 matches in 2012, making 19 starts, with injuries limiting his appearances. His 2012 season was a relatively disappointing one after a 2011 that saw him play well enough to earn interest in Europe. He had a potential transfer to English side Blackburn halted for undisclosed reasons, which led to his return to MLS (not before a two-month loan stint with West Ham United).
With John returning, and with rookie Matt Hedges coming off an outstanding first season in MLS, FC Dallas suddenly has one of the better young centerback tandems in MLS. Dallas will now be looking to re-sign Canadian midfielder Julian DeGuzman, though that is not a sure bet at this point.
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