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FC Dallas signs young defender Hedges to extension

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FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- FC Dallas has signed defender Matt Hedges to a multiyear contract extension.

Hedges was a first-round draft pick in 2012 and had career and team highs with 33 games and 32 starts last season. He scored three goals in both 2012 and 2013.

The 23-year-old played in 54 straight games from May 2012 to October 2013, the second-longest streak in franchise history. The longest streak was David Ferreira's 66-game run.

Hedges helped North Carolina win the 2011 NCAA title as a senior.

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