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FC Dallas Signs Maynor Figueroa to New Contract

FRISCO, TEXAS (Friday, December 15) – FC Dallas has signed veteran defender Maynor Figueroa to a new one-year contract, the club announced today.

Figueroa, 34, has spent the last two seasons with FC Dallas after joining the club via a trade with the Colorado Rapids on January 26, 2016. The Honduran played 28 league matches for FC Dallas that year, helping the club claim its first Supporters Shield and second Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in franchise history. The defender improved his numbers in 2017, scoring three goals and adding an assist. FC Dallas had a record of 9-6-11 when Figueroa was in the starting 11.

The versatile defender started 16 matches at left back and 10 at center back for FC Dallas in 2017. Figueroa is a veteran of two World Cups and the 2012 Olympics Games with Honduras. He also spent eight seasons in the Premier League with Wigan Athletic (2008 – 2013) and Hull City (2013 – 2015).

Name: Maynor Figueroa
Pronunciation: MY-nor Fig-err-RO-ah
Position: Defender
Age: May 2, 1983 (34)
Height: 5-11
Weight: 187
Birthplace: Jutiapa, Honduras
Hometown: Jutiapa, Honduras
Nationality: Honduran

About FC Dallas
A member of Major League Soccer since its inception in 1996, FC Dallas is owned and operated by Hunt Sports Group. The professional team plays from March to November at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. One of the first soccer-specific stadiums built in the United States, the venue plays host to Major League Soccer matches, concerts, international soccer matches and high school football. The 145-acre Toyota Soccer Center also includes 17 regulation-sized, tournament-grade soccer fields and is also home to the organization’s nationally-renowned youth development system.