CHICAGO (March 15, 2017) – Chicago Fire midfielder Dax McCarty has been selected by U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena to the 24-man roster for the upcoming World Cup Qualifying matches against Honduras and Panama.
McCarty will report to San Jose, Calif. on March 19 ahead of USA-Honduras, presented by Volpi Foods. The game will take place on Friday, March 24 at 9:30 p.m. CT at Avaya Stadium (FS1/Univision). The United States then travels to take on Panama at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City, Panama on March 28 at 9:05 p.m. CT (beIN SPORTS/Telemundo).  
McCarty joined the Men in Red on Jan. 16, 2017 and has started both of the Fire’s matches this season. 
The Fire are 1-0-1 to open the 2017 season with McCarty earning MLS Team of the Week honors for his performance in a 2-0 win against Real Salt Lake on Saturday.
McCarty, who most recently took part in the annual January Camp, received his first senior cap as a sub on November 14, 2009 in an international friendly with Slovakia and has since made six total appearances for the USMNT.
U.S. MNT Roster By Position (Club; WCQ Caps/Goals)
Goalkeepers (3):Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough/ENG; 13/0), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids; 33/0), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake; 0/0)
Defenders (8):John Brooks (Hertha Berlin/GER; 2/0), DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo; 33/6), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/ENG; 19/2), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca/MEX; 12/0), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana/MEX; 6/1), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 2/0), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna/MEX; 0/0), Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas; 0/0)
Midfielders (9):Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; 1/0), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union; 6/0, Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 31/5), Jermaine Jones (LA Galaxy; 16/0), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach/GER; 15/1), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 0/0), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers; 3/0), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 5/2)
Forwards (4): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 33/16), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC; 36/13), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 3/0), Bobby Wood (Hamburg/GER; 8/3)