FC Dallas acquired defender Jack Stewart on loan from NASL side NSC Minnesota Stars on Aug. 16, 2011.
2011: After joining the team in mid-August, Stewart played in two matches for FC Dallas during the regular season... He picked up an assist in a 4-2 loss to San Jose on Oct. 22... Stewart’s greatest contribution came in CONCACAF Champions League play, when he headed home a game-winner against Toronto FC on Aug. 25. 2010: Stewart spent nearly two years recovering from a severe ankle injury before signing for the NSC Minnesota Stars during the 2011 preseason.
The 10th overall selection in the 2005 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, Stewart appeared in a total of 39 matches for the Chicago Fire and Real Salt Lake between 2005 and 2007. The 6-foot-2 center back plied his trade in Norway in 2008, playing with both Moss FK and Nybergsund IL. Stewart returned to the US in 2009, playing in six matches with then-USL First Division Carolina RailHawks before suffering a leg injury.
The California native quickly assumed a starting role in central defense for the Stars, who are 7-7-6 on the season despite having the second-best defense in the league. Minnesota has allowed just 20 goals in the first 20 matches of the season.
Stewart twice earned All-Big East honors at the University of Notre Dame during his collegiate career.