FRISCO – Late in 2016, Matt Hedges and Mauro Diaz were named to MLS's Best XI for the 2016 season. Additionally, Hedges was also named Defender of the Year, a first in FC Dallas history. This week, they finally got their hardware.
After a brief speech by head coach Oscar Pareja, technical director Fernando Clavijo awarded Matt Hedges and Mauro Diaz were formally given their awards. Well, sort of.
While Hedges was on hand to receive both of his awards, Mauro Diaz was absent due to his rehab schedule. You'll have to watch the video to see who accepted the award on his behalf.