FC Dallas re-signs defender George John

FC Dallas has re-signed defender George John to a multiyear

contract.

Terms of the deal announced Tuesday weren’t disclosed.

John has appeared in 95 games for FC Dallas since the team

picked him 14th overall in the 2009 draft. Only midfielder Brek

Shea and defender Jair Benitez have more FC Dallas appearances in

that span.

The 25-year-old John started the 2012 season nine days after

ending a two-month loan period with English Premier League club

West Ham United. FC Dallas was 7-9-7 with him in the lineup and

2-4-5 in matches he missed because of injury.

John has four goals in his FC Dallas career, including one in a

3-0 win over the L.A. Galaxy in the 2010 Western Conference

final.