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Austin FC signal defender Hector Jimenez to new contract by way of 2023 MLS season

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Austin FC have signed veteran defender Hector Jimenez to a brand new contract, the membership introduced Thursday.

Jimenez was a free agent after the Verde and Black declined the choice in his earlier contract, however will now return to Q2 Stadium by way of the 2023 MLS season with an choice for 2024.

“I’m very glad to return to Austin FC after so many nice moments right here during the last two years,” Jimenez stated in a membership press launch. “I can’t wait to get again out in entrance of the followers at Q2 Stadium.”

Jimenez initially joined Austin forward of their 2021 enlargement season. Since then, the 34-year-old has made 40 appearances throughout all competitions, scoring as soon as and offering three assists. Previous to signing for the Verde and Black, Jimenez represented the Columbus Crew for seven years and the LA Galaxy for 3, profitable a mixed three MLS Cups.

“Hector’s high quality, expertise, and management are noticeable each on the pitch and within the locker room,” stated Austin sporting director Claudio Reyna. “We’re delighted to maintain him right here in Austin.”

The return of Jimenez marks the newest step in Austin’s preparations for the 2023 MLS season, during which they will be beneath extra strain to carry out after ending second within the Western Convention final marketing campaign.

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