Matt Hedges

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Matt Hedges
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Personal information
Full name Matthew James Hedges
Date of birth (1990-04-01) April 1, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Rochester, New York, United States
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FC Dallas
Number 24
Youth career
2008–2010 Butler Bulldogs
2011 North Carolina Tar Heels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Reading United 24 (4)
2012– FC Dallas 118 (10)
National team
2015– United States 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 21, 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of February 8, 2015

Matthew James "Matt" Hedges (born April 1, 1990) is an American soccer player who currently plays for FC Dallas in Major League Soccer and the United States national team.


College and amateur[edit]

Hedges played college soccer at Butler University between 2008 and 2010, and at the University of North Carolina in 2011. During his time at Butler, Hedges was named NSCAA All-America Second Team as a Junior, and he was also named Horizon League Defender of the Year in both his Junior and Sophomore years. After transferring to North Carolina he was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year and NSCAA All-America First Team. He scored 6 times on the season and helped lead the Tar Heels defense to a 0.69 goals against average en route to the 2011 NCAA National Championship.

Hedges spent time with USL Premier Development League club Reading United in 2010 and 2011, scoring 4 goals in 24 appearances.[1]


FC Dallas selected Hedges in the first round (No. 11 overall) of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.[2] He made his professional debut on April 5, 2012 in a 1–0 victory against the New England Revolution. His first goal in the 2014 season was a header in the 90th minute against Sporting Kansas City off a free kick taken by Michel. This goal tied the game, 1–1.[citation needed]


Hedges made his United States men's national soccer team debut on February 8, 2015 where he came in the 72nd minute against Panama in a friendly.


MLS Best XI: 2015

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "FC Dallas drafts defender Matt Hedges in SuperDraft | Dallas Morning News". Retrieved May 13, 2014. 

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