Dax McCarty

Dax McCarty
Dax McCarty
Dax McCarty
Real Name: Dax McCarty
HT: 5' 9" WT: 150
Age: 33 (04/30/1987)
Birthplace: Winter Park, FL
Hometown: Winter Park, FL




Acquired from the Chicago Fire on November 11, 2019 in exchange for $50,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM), $50,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) and the second overall pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft.


  • 2-time MLS All-Star (2015, 2017)
  • Named to MLS Best XI in 2015
  • Reached MLS Cup Final in 2010
  • Captained U.S. Men’s National Team against Chile in 2011


Chicago Fire (MLS)


  • Ranked tied for the most appearances (32) 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 in minutes played (2,580)


  • Started in all 26 of his appearances in his second season with Chicago
  • Picked up two assists in a 3-2 win over NYC FC on June 30
  • Made 10 consecutive starts from March 10 to May 12


  • Started in all 28 of his appearances in his first season with Chicago
  • Notched five assists en route to the team’s third-best record in regular season play
  • Named an MLS All-Star for the second time of his career
  • Picked up his first career assist with the Fire in a 2-2 draw against Montreal on April 1
  • Played his 300th career MLS regular season match in a 4-1 win over San Jose on September 27

New York Red Bulls (MLS)


  • Made 10 appearances and 8 starts in MLS play
  • Scored two goals in the Red Bulls 7-0 victory over NYC FC in the Hudson River Derby on May 21
  • Made his 150th start for the club against Toronto FC on May 28
  • Became club’s all-time appearance leader after his 198th game in matchup against Montreal Impact on November 9


  • Appeared in 32 matches in MLS regular season play
  • Named captain of the Red Bulls on March 9 by new coach Jesse Marsch
  • Recorded career-high eight assists
  • Scored lone goal in 1-0 victory over D.C. United in first leg of MLS Cup Playoff Semifinals on November 1


  • Made 31 appearances in MLS regular season play
  • Anchored run to 2014 Eastern Conference Finals
  • Nominated for Goal of the Year for his chip from outside the box against New England on August 2



  • Made 30 appearances in MLS regular season play
  • Notched four goals and four assists for the season


  • Made 33 appearances in MLS regular season play
  • Scored three goals and set up three others in his second year with the club

D.C. United/New York Red Bulls (MLS)


  • Made 16 appearances for New York in MLS regular season play
  • Assisted on two goals during New York’s run to the playoffs
  • Acquired from D.C. United in return for Dwayne De Rosario midseason
  • Named captain by D.C. United after just four months with the club
  • Made his first official appearance in a 3-1 victory over Columbus in the season opener
  • Acquired by D.C. United from Portland for Rodney Wallace and a fourth-round pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft

FC Dallas/Portland Timbers (MLS)


  • Made 21 appearances in MLS regular season play for FC Dallas
  • Scored the winning goal against Real Salt Lake that sent FC Dallas to the Western Conference Finals on November 6
  • Played all 120 minutes in the club’s loss 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids in the MLS Cup Final
  • Selected by the Portland Timbers as the first pick in the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft on November 24

FC Dallas (MLS)


  • Made 28 appearances in MLS play
  • Scored three goals and notched four assists in league play


  • Made 17 appearances and 8 starts in MLS play, recording two assists
  • Underwent sports hernia surgery in May and missed significant time during the middle of the season


  • Made 25 appearances in MLS regular season play
  • Scored his first career MLS goal against LA Galaxy on September 23
  • Notched a team-high seven assists on the season


  • Made two MLS appearances in his first action
  • Made his MLS debut in the 85th minute in a 3-0 loss to Chivas USA on July 1
  • Drafted sixth overall in the first round of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas


United States

  • 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 CONCACAF Men’s Pre-Olympic Tournament in March 2008
  • Received his first international cap with the U.S. Men’s National Team on November 14, 2009 vs. Slovakia
  • Captained the U.S. Men’s National Team’s match against Chile on January 22, 2011


  • 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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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2020Nashville SC211911678411425050
2019Chicago Fire323212850421636140
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-3823502130959622637835920470
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