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Ex-Dallas captain Hernandez retires

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SANDY, UT - AUGUST 18: Fabian Espindola #7 of Real Salt Lake and Daniel Hernandez #2 of FC Dallas are held back by official Juan Guzan as Julian De Guzman #12 reacts during the first half of an MLS soccer game August 18, 2012 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah
SANDY, UT - AUGUST 18: Fabian Espindola #7 of Real Salt Lake and Daniel Hernandez #2 of FC Dallas are held back by official Juan Guzan as Julian De Guzman #12 reacts during the first half of an MLS soccer game August 18, 2012 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah


Former FC Dallas captain Daniel Hernandez has retired after a 15-year professional career across the United States and Mexico.

Hernandez, a Texas native, will transition immediately into a coaching role with Dallas.

"Being able to play out the past four seasons of my MLS career in front of my friends and family here in Dallas has been very memorable," the 36-year-old said.

"I am excited to start the next phase of my MLS career with FC Dallas."

After being drafted in 1998 by the LA Galaxy and starting his career with that club, Hernandez spent time in MLS with Tampa Bay, New York and New England in MLS as well as stints with Necaxa, Puebla and Jaguares de Chiapas in Mexico.