How he joined the club: Acquired via trade with New York Red Bulls on Jan. 16, 2017 in exchange for $400,000 in General Allocation Money.
2019 (CHICAGO FIRE): Made his season debut as a starter in a 2-1 loss on March 2 against the LA Galaxy … Played the full 90 minutes of the match ... Recorded his first assist of the season in his fifth consecutive start on April 6 in a 2-2 tie against Toronto FC ... Received MLS Team of the Week Honors on April 1 ... Earned Man of the Match for his efforts in a 1-1 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC, where he recorded his sixth start of the season and led the team in chances created (4), touches (120) and total passes (102) ... Notched his second assist of the season in the Fire's 4-1 win over the Colorado Rapids on April 20 ... Received MLS Team of the Week honors for Week 10 due to his efforts helping the Fire keep a clean sheet against Los Angeles FC ... Recorded his third assist of the season on May 18 in a 4-1 loss against the San Jose Earthquakes.
2018 (CHICAGO FIRE): Started in each of his 26 appearances in his second season with the Fire … Notched two assists in a hard-fought 3-2 win against New York FC on June 30 … Totaled three assists for the season … Made 10 consecutive starts from March 10 to May 12.
2017 (CHICAGO FIRE): McCarty had five assists in 28 games, each of which were starts, during his first season with the Men in Red … McCarty’s contributions helped the team to the third-best record in MLS regular season play ... He was recognized as an MLS All-Star for the second time in his career, and saw 45 minutes of action in the second half of the match against Real Madrid on Aug. 2 … His first career assist with the Fire came in a 2-2 draw vs. MTL on April 1 … McCarty played his 300th career MLS regular season match in a 4-1 win at SJ on Sept. 27 … MLS Cup Playoffs: Played 90 minutes in the Fire’s 4-0 loss vs. NY on Oct. 25.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: McCarty joined the Fire after compiling 22 goals in 316 appearances during 12 seasons in MLS … Left North Carolina two years early and was drafted in the first round, sixth overall, of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas … Made his professional debut for FC Dallas on July 1, 2006 … Scored his first career MLS goal against the LA Galaxy on Sept. 23, 2007 … Scored the game-winning goal against Real Salt Lake on Nov. 6, 2010 to clinch the series and send FC Dallas to the Western Conference finals … Selected by the Portland Timbers as their first pick in the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft on Nov. 24, 2010 before being traded to D.C. United … Named captain after only four months with the club … Traded to the New York Red Bulls on Jun. 27, 2011 … Named captain of the Red Bulls on March 8, 2015 after four years with the club … Traded to the Chicago Fire on Jan. 16, 2017.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Member of the U-20 U.S. Men’s National Team for the 2007 U-20 FIFA World Cup … Played in all five matches for the U-23 U.S. Men’s National Team for the 2008 Concacaf Men Pre’ Olympic Tournament in March 2008 … Received his first international cap with the U.S. Men’s National Team on Nov. 14, 2009 vs. Slovakia … Captained the U.S. Men’s National Team’s match against Chile under Coach Bob Bradley on Jan. 22, 2011.
COLLEGE (UNC AT CHAPEL HILL): Had a successful two-year career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill … As a sophomore in 2005, led UNC with eight assists and was named second team All-America and first team All-ACC … As a freshman, played in 21 games in midfield and made five starts.