Salvatierra, Hernandez depart FC Dallas

Jose Salvatierra, shown playing for Alajuelense in a 2012/13 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League match against Chorrillo FC, will return to the Costa Rican side after a short time with FC Dallas. (Photo: Mexsport)

FRISCO, Texas – FC Dallas announced Tuesday that it has mutually agreed to terminate the contracts of defenders Jose Salvatierra and Moises Hernandez.

Salvatierra, a Costa Rica international, was recently loaned to FC Dallas from Alajuelense, but didn’t pass his physical exam. The 27-year-old is a veteran of 155 matches in the Costa Rican first division and has earned 30 caps.

“Unfortunately, Jose did not pass all the required physical fitness and medical exams,” said Fernando Clavijo. “We wish him the best of luck moving forward.”

Hernandez, a 24-year-old Guatemala international, was a product of the FC Dallas Academy, signing a professional contract in 2010 and going on to play in 31 MLS regular-season games. He was loaned for the 2016 to Rayo OKC, where he appeared in 26 matches and scored one goal for the NASL side. During his career with Dallas, Hernandez was also loaned to Comunicaciones (2012) and Saprissa (2013).

FC Dallas, which will face Arabe Unido in the 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals, opened its 2017 preseason training camp on Monday.