Daniel Hernandez has reunited with his college coach by signing for FC Dallas.

The defender/midfielder spent eight years in Major League Soccer, most prominently with the New England Revolution, with whom he lost three MLS Cup finals. He also played for the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Tampa Bay Mutiny and the New York MetroStars.

For a spell between 2003 and '05, as well as since '07, Hernandez has played in the Mexican First Division. He spread his time over stints with Necaxa, Puebla and Jaguares de Chiapas.

"I know Daniel Hernandez very well as a player having coached him at SMU," FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman said in a statement. "He's a strong player that will add tremendous experience to our lineup. His time with the Mexican First Division and past success in MLS will help us in our final push for a playoff spot this season and in the future."

Alvaro "Tom" Sanchez was added to the Disabled List with a right ankle in a separate roster move.

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