MCCARTY BECOMES FIRST PLAYER TO JOIN NASHVILLE SC IN TWO-DAY TRADE WINDOW
NASHVILLE (Nov. 12, 2019) - Nashville Soccer Club announced today it has signed veteran midfielder Dax McCarty from the Chicago Fire in exchange for $50,000 in General Allocation Money, $50,000 in Targeted Allocation Money and a second round pick (28th overall) in the 2021 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. McCarty becomes the first player to sign with Nashville SC during the MLS two-day trade window.
“Dax is a proven leader and winner and has done so in every club he’s been in throughout his career. He embodies the character and values of what our club will be on and off the field,” said Nashville SC GM Mike Jacobs.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining Nashville SC for the club’s inaugural MLS season and beyond,” said McCarty. “The buzz around the club is easy to feel and see. The opportunity and challenge of building something special from the beginning will be a unique experience that I feel privileged to be a part of. I can’t wait to get to Nashville and start preparing for the 2020 season.”
McCarty, who started his senior career with FC Dallas in 2006 as the sixth overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft, has become the 10th all-time player in the league with 361 regular season appearances (331 as a starter). His experience over the course of his 13-year career split between FC Dallas (2006-11), D.C. United (2011), New York Red Bulls (2011-16) and most recently the Chicago Fire (2017-19) has made him a recognizable leader and mentor on and off the pitch.
Technically, McCarty is a two-way central midfielder who is constantly on the ball and able to dictate play offensively and defensively. He has established himself among the league leaders at his position in touches, pass attempts and recoveries per game, scoring 20 goals and assisting in 58 more during MLS regular season play.
McCarty is a two-time Supporter Shield winner while with the New York Red Bulls in 2013 and 2015, an MLS Best-XI (2015) and a two-time MLS All-Star (2015, 2017).
Internationally, McCarty received his first call-up to the U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team ahead of the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He then continued with his international development by representing the U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team in the 2008 CONCACAF Men Pre-Olympic Tournament where he was voted to the “2008 Best XI” as a midfielder by the CONCACAF Technical Study Group. McCarty’s first full international cap with the U.S. Men’s National Team came on Nov. 14, 2009 in a friendly match against Slovakia. He has since been capped 13 times and won the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup trophy.
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Transaction: Nashville SC signs Dax McCarty from the Chicago Fire in exchange for $50,000 in General Allocation Money, $50,000 in Targeted Allocation Money and a second round pick (28th overall) in the 2021 Major League Soccer SuperDraft.
Height: 5’9 Weight: 141 lbs.
Birthdate: Apr. 30, 1987
Hometown: Winter Park, FL
Nationality: United States of America
Last club: Chicago Fire
How Acquired: Signed by Nashville SC from the Chicago Fire on Nov. 12, 2019.