FRISCO, TX (March 23, 2021) – FC Dallas has signed 2021 MLS SuperDraft pick Nicky Hernandez (1st round, 15th overall) to a two-year contract with club options for the 2023, 2024 and 2025 seasons, the club announced today. Per team policy, additional terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
Hernandez, 22, played three seasons at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He recorded eight goals and nine assists in 52 overall appearances for the Mustangs. Hernandez was named to the All-SMU Tournament Team in 2018 and AAC All-Tournament Team in 2019. Prior to his collegiate career, Hernandez captained the Dallas Texans SC U-18 team which reached the quarterfinals of the Dallas Cup in 2017.
Hernandez signed with FC Dallas’ USL League One side North Texas Soccer Club in 2020, where he scored three goals and recorded one assist in nine appearances. The Duncanville, Texas native graduated from Dallas’ Townview Magnet Center in Oak Cliff.
Hernandez recently played in the final 30 minutes of the 4-0 preseason win against OKC Energy on March 20.
Name: Nicky Hernandez
Full name: Dominick Gilbert Hernandez
DOB: September 21, 1998 (22)
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Hometown: Duncanville, Texas
Nationality: United States
Last Club: North Texas SC
How Acquired: FC Dallas signed midfielder Nicky Hernandez to a two-year contract with club options for the 2023, 2024 and 2025 season.