FRISCO - FC Dallas has re-signed Honduran defender Maynor Figueroa for a third season, the club announced today. Figueroa's journey with FC Dallas began in January 2016 and now, it feels like home.
“Well honestly, [I'm] very happy and grateful to God for giving me the opportunity to be here with this club one more year,” said the defender. “I feel at home here and my desire was always to stay and how well that worked for me and for my family. Now it’s time to continue with the same desire, that same commitment and to give my best to this institution.”
The Honduran had a great first season with FC Dallas as the club won the Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup and the Supporter’s Shield. In his second season in 2017, Figueroa started 26 regular season games and scored 3 goals, logging a total of 2,434 minutes.
He is the most capped player with a total of 147 caps for the Honduran National Team, has participated in 52 World Cup Qualifiers and also played in four matches during 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
“It is key for us to bring someone whose presence in the back that is well-liked by all the players, front office and the fans”, said Technical Director Fernando Clavijo. “It is key to make sure that we keep a balance in the back between international and veteran players and younger players that you will be able to see [more of] this upcoming year. So we are excited for those guys, excited for the opportunity that they are going to get playing.”
Figueroa’s son, who is also following his footsteps in the FC Dallas Academy, is also a reason why he wanted to stay with the club.
“My desire to stay here also started with that, he is very, very happy. As a father, one has to support his children and here we are,” said Figueroa. “I’m with my team and he is with his and at the end of the day, we are in the same sport that we love giving it our best.”