Dax McCarty

Dax McCarty
Dax McCarty
Dax McCarty
Real Name: Dax McCarty
HT: 5' 9" WT: 150
Age: 31 (04/30/1987)
Birthplace: Winter Park, Florida, USA
Hometown: Winter Park, FL

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, designated as $200,000 in 2017 and $200,000 in 2018.

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 that match. His first career assist with the Fire came in a 2-2 draw vs. MTL on 4/1. McCarty played his 300th career MLS regular season match in a 4-1 win at SJ on 9/27. MLS Cup Playoffs: Played 90 minutes in the Fire’s 4-0 loss vs. NY on 10/25. U.S. Open Cup: Played 58 minutes in the Fire’s first match of the tournament, a 1-0 win at St. Louis FC on 6/15.

2016 (NEW YORK RED BULLS): Scored three goals and had five assists in 27 games for New York, 26 of which were starts. McCarty captained the Red Bulls to the best regular season record in the Eastern Conference. U.S. Open Cup: Played in both of New York’s two matches.

2015 (NEW YORK RED BULLS): MLS Best XI selection for first time in his career. Also selected to represent MLS in the 2015 MLS AT&T All-Star Game in Denver. Dax moved into a tie for fourth on the club’s all-time games played list with 142 by season’s end. He also ranked second in club history with 137 career starts. Named captain ahead of 2015 season. Started and played in 32 regular season games, and set a career-high with eight assists. McCarty also scored one goal. MLS Cup Playoffs: Started all four matches. Scored game-winning goal at D.C. in first leg of Eastern Conference Semifinals. U.S. Open Cup: Started all three matches, and converted attempt in shootout against Philadelphia on August 1.

2014 (NEW YORK RED BULLS): Started 29 regular season games and made 31 league appearances, scoring three goals and three assists. Scored first goal of the 2014 season March 23 at Chicago. Played his 100th game for New York on May 10 vs. Chicago. MLS Cup Playoffs: One of just two field players to play every minute of New York’s five playoff games (450 total minutes). CONCACAF Champions League: Appeared in all three matches of the group stage.

2013 (NEW YORK RED BULLS): Appeared in 30 games for the second-consecutive season, making 29 starts, and scored a career-high four goals while adding four assists. MLS Cup Playoffs: Assisted on New York’s second goal, scored by Eric Alexander, in 2-2 tie at Houston in conference semifinal first leg on Nov. 3. Friendly: Started and scored New York’s first goal in 2-2 friendly tie vs. French club Olympique Lyonnais on July 16.

2012 (NEW YORK RED BULLS): Started in 33 of 34 games for New York, missing only one, Aug. 3 at Houston, due to yellow-card accumulation. Tied his career-high with three goals to go along with three assists. Scored the game-winning goal on Sept. 15 in 3-1 win over Columbus and tallied first goal as a Red Bull on April 14 in 2-2 tie vs. San Jose. MLS Cup Playoffs: Started both of New York’s playoff matches. U.S. Open Cup: Started and contributed an assist in 3-0 win at Charleston Battery on May 29. Started and played 117 minutes in 3-1 overtime loss at Harrisburg City Islanders in fourth round on June 5.

2011 (NEW YORK RED BULLS): Made 16 appearances for New York, notching four assists, after arriving in June 27 trade with D.C. United. Made his Red Bulls debut on July 2 in 2-2 tie at San Jose. Picked up his first assist as a Red Bull on Thierry Henry’s game-winning goal on July 23 vs. FC Dallas. MLS Cup Playoffs: Started in 2-0 Wild Card Round win at FC Dallas on Oct. 26, but left early due to injury. Missed first leg of Western Conference semifinal series vs. LA Galaxy due to injury, and started in 2-1 loss at LA in second leg on Nov. 3.

2011 (D.C. UNITED): Appeared in 13 games for D.C. after being acquired in Expansion Draft trade with Portland Timbers. He started 11 of those games, and added two assists prior to his move to New York.

2010 (FC DALLAS): Appeared in 21 games for  FC Dallas, starting 18, while scoring two goals and adding one assist. MLS Cup Playoffs: Played all but three minutes of FC Dallas run to Western Conference championship and its first MLS Cup Final. Provided series-winning goal in second leg against Real Salt Lake on November 6. Played all 120 minutes in first career MLS Cup final, a 2-1 overtime loss to Colorado, on Nov. 21.

2009 (FC DALLAS): Appeared in 28 games with 27 starts for FC Dallas. He set a career-high with three goals and recorded six assists.

2008 (FC DALLAS): Registered two assists in 17 games played, including eight starts, for FC Dallas.

2007 (FC DALLAS): Appeared in 25 games and made 18 starts despite missing games while competing at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Led FC Dallas with seven regular-season assists and had nine assists in all competitions, six of which came on set pieces. Made first career MLS start on April 12 in 2-1 win at LA Galaxy. Scored first MLS career goal on Sept. 23 in 2-1 loss at LA Galaxy. Earned first career MLS assist on Ramon Nunez’s first goal in 3-1 win over Colorado on April 22. Notched game-winning assist in 1-0 victory over Colorado on Aug. 4. MLS Cup Playoffs: Made first career playoff appearance as substitute in 1-0 win in Western Conference semifinal first leg vs. Houston on Oct. 27.

2006 (FC DALLAS): Made two appearances as a rookie for FC Dallas after he was selected in the first round of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft. Made MLS debut on July 1 at Chivas USA. MLS Cup Playoffs: Did not appear.

INTERNATIONAL (UNITED STATES): McCarty has 13 career caps for the U.S. Men’s National Team, and earned a spot in January camp in 2017 after a five-year absence. 2017: January camp participant under head coach Bruce Arena. McCarty featured in eight games during the calendar year, including five appearances during the United States’ CONCACAF Gold Cup championship run. 2011: January camp participant under head coach Bob Bradley, and captained the United States in a 1-1 draw with Chile at The Home Depot Center. 2010: Entered in the 77th minute of the friendly against Honduras on Jan. 23. Called into the February camp in preparation for the friendly versus El Salvador on Feb. 24 in Tampa, Fla. 2009: Earned his first cap with the U.S. Men’s National team, appearing in a friendly at Slovakia on Nov. 14 before earning his second cap four days later against Denmark. Under-23s: A member U.S. Men’s Olympic Team that participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Appeared in the team’s final match versus Nigeria. Helped the U.S. U-23 team earn a berth in the 2008 Olympics, starting and playing the full 90 in three of the four games in which he appeared. Named to the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying All-Tournament Team Best XI. Under-20s: Appeared in all five games for the U.S. in the FIFA U-20 World Cup as a substitute. Regular member of the U.S. U-20’s in 2006, leading the team in scoring and often serving as its captain. Joined the team for camp in Argentina, playing three games and scored once against two club teams and the Argentine U-20 Team. Part of the squad at the 2006 Milk Cup in Northern Ireland, he started all three games and scored one goal in the 3-0 win against Wales. Called in for the Busan International U-20 Four Nations Tournament and played all three games at the tournament, scoring against Argentina. Under-18s: National team member. Under-17s: Earned Man of the Match Award against Brazil at a U-17 tournament in 2003 in England

COLLEGE (NORTH CAROLINA): Had successful two-year career at the University of North Carolina … 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.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2018Chicago Fire262602259310231050
2017Chicago Fire282802465515326240
2016NY Red Bulls272632268524828130
2015NY Red Bulls323212777818435160
2014NY Red Bulls312932661324726320
2013New York Red Bulls302942582417628120
2012New York Red Bulls3333329183401040360
2011New York Red Bulls1614011754809410
2011D.C. United13110946210212110
2010FC Dallas211811604218617140
2009FC Dallas2827323406321329030
2008FC Dallas17808212223210
2007FC Dallas251811604713512000
2006FC Dallas200110002000
Career Totals-3292991926431542316829819380
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