Player Details


Dax McCarty


5' 9"


150 lbs

Date of Birth

4.30.1987 (37)


, Florida USA


Career Summary

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): Ranked tied for the most appearances (32) on the team in 2019 … Recorded one goal and four assists as a defensive midfielder … Awarded Man of the Match twice from April 12 to July 13 … Ranked in the top five on the team for minutes played (2,850). 

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.

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