- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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.