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Daniel Hernandez, a native of Tyler, Texas, retired in 2012 after a successful 15 year pro soccer career. In 2009, Daniel returned home to Texas to sign with Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas. In his second year with the club and as team Captain, Daniel led FC Dallas to a 2010 Western Conference Championship and only trip to MLS Cup in club history. Throughout his career the veteran has appeared in four MLS Championship matches. In MLS, Daniel played for L.A. Galaxy, Tampa Bay Mutiny, NY/NJ MetroStars, New England Revolution, and of course, FC Dallas.
Aside from his success in Major League Soccer, Daniel is a former U.S. Men’s National Team player and is widely known in the Hispanic community for playing in Mexico’s Primera Division (Jaguares, Puebla, and Necaxa).
Daniel continues to be a leader in the community, assisting in a number of causes, most recently alongside Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings in the' Dallas Men Against Domestic Abuse' Rally. He is currently, for the third year in a row, the National Celebrity Ambassador for the Dana and Christopher Reeve Foundation.
Daniel played collegiate soccer and football at Southern Methodist University. While attending SMU, he was a three time First Team All American for the Mustangs and 1997 National College Player of the Year. Daniel returned to SMU after retiring from soccer to finish his B.A. degree in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs in 2013. He was recently inducted into the SMU Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016.
Beyond his many soccer accolades and endorsements (Nike, Advocare, Lowe’s, and Pepsi) Daniel will tell you that his greatest accomplishment in life is being a loving father to his three beautiful daughters.