Hedges, Urruti, Akindele among contracts exercised by FC Dallas

Hedges, Urruti, Akindele among contracts exercised by FC Dallas

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Hedges, Urruti, Akindele among contracts exercised by FC Dallas

Photo by Kevin Jairaj/USA Today Sports

Photo by Kevin Jairaj/USA Today Sports

FC Dallas has not wasted any time in planning for the 2017 season.

The club announced on Monday that it exercised the 2017 contract options for 10 players. The list includes MLS Defender of the Year Matt Hedges, Maynor Figueroa, Tesho Akindele, Michael Barrios, Maxi Urruti, Jesse Gonzalez and Chris Seitz.

The other players who had their options picked up were Timo Pitter, Colin Bonner and Aaron Guillen.

Options for the likes of Mauro Rosales and Norberto Paparrato were not exercised. Defenders Zach Loyd and Atiba Harris, plus forward Carlos Ruiz are now out of contract as well.

The flurry of transactions means Dallas is set to bring back 20 players from its Supporters’ Shield-winning squad for 2017.

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