Acquired: Traded from D.C. United on June 27, 2011, in exchange for Dwayne De Rosario.
2013: Appeared in 30 games for the second consecutive season, making 29 starts, and scored a career-high four goals, adding four regular-season assists (six in all competitions), as New York’s most consistent midfield presence … Most dramatic moment of the season came on July 29 when he headed in the decisive goal in stoppage time of a 4-3 win vs. Real Salt Lake … Also scored in 2-1 win vs. Philadelphia on March 30, in the fourth minute of 4-1 win vs. New England on April 20, and in 3-2 loss at Chivas USA on Aug. 25 … Missed time due to a slight tear in his quad muscle, returning as a substitute in 1-0 win vs. LA Galaxy on May 19 … All four of his regular-season assists were on the game’s first goal: in 2-0 win at D.C. United on April 13 (29th minute); in 3-2 win at Kansas City on Aug. 3 (27th minute); in 2-0 win vs. Toronto on Sept. 14 (32nd minute); and in 3-0 win at Houston on Oct. 20 (MLS-record 8 seconds) … 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 … Played all 120 minutes of 2-1 overtime loss vs. Houston in second leg on Nov. 6 … U.S. Open Cup: Came on as halftime substitute and crossed to Fabián Espíndola for the opening goal in 2-0 win vs. Reading United on May 29 … Played all 90 minutes in 4-2 loss at New England in the Round of 16 on June 12 … Other: Started and scored New York’s first goal in 2-2 friendly tie vs. French club Olympique Lyonnais on July 16.
2012: Started in 33 of 34 games for New York, missing only one (Aug. 3 at Houston) due to yellow-card accumulation … Tied a 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 … Playoffs: Started both of New York’s playoff matches … U.S. Open Cup: Started, played 88 minutes, 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: Made 16 appearances for New York, notching four assists, after arriving in June 27 trade with D.C. United … Appeared in 13 games for D.C. after being acquired in Expansion Draft trade with Portland Timbers, starting 11 and adding two assists before the trade … Made Red Bulls debut on July 2 in 2-2 tie at San Jose, starting and playing 90 minutes … Picked up first assist as a Red Bull on Thierry Henry’s game-winning 85th-minute goal on July 23 vs. FC Dallas … Earned assist on Dane Richards’ goal in 1-0 playoff clinching win over Philadelphia Oct. 20 … Playoffs: Started and played 59 minutes in 2-0 Wild Card Round win at FC Dallas on Oct. 26 but left due to an ankle injury … Missed first leg of Western Conference semifinal series vs. LA Galaxy due to injury but started and played 64 minutes in 2-1 loss at LA in second leg on Nov. 3.
2010: Appeared in 21 games for MLS Cup finalist FC Dallas, starting 18, while scoring two goals and adding one assist … Playoffs: Played all but three minutes of FC Dallas run to Western Conference championship and its first MLS Cup final … After a 2-1 home win in conference semifinal first leg, McCarty's goal just 17 minutes into the second leg at Real Salt Lake on Nov. 6 proved the series-winner … Played 87 minutes in stunning 3-1 win at regular-season champion LA Galaxy on Nov. 14 to win Western Conference title … Played all 120 minutes in first career MLS Cup final, a 2-1 overtime loss to Colorado, on Nov. 21.
2009: Appeared in 28 games, making 27 starts, for FC Dallas … Scored a career-best three goals and recorded six assists as the most consistent player in the lineup during an up-and-down season.
2008: Registered two assists in 17 games played, including eight starts, for Dallas.
2007: 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 Led FCD with seven regular-season assists and had nine assists in all competitions, six of which came on set pieces … Notched game-winning assist on Drew Moor’s header from a free kick in 1-0 victory over Colorado on Aug. 4 Led FCD with seven regular-season assists and had nine assists in all competitions, six of which came on set pieces … Playoffs: Made first career playoff appearance as substitute in 1-0 win in Western Conference semifinal first leg vs. Houston on Oct. 27 … Did not play in second leg, a 4-1 overtime loss.
2006: 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, replacing Ronnie O’Brien in the 85th minute of 3-0 loss … Playoffs: Did not appear … MLS Reserve League: Started all eight Reserve League games in which he appeared and scored three goals, two of which were game-winners, and produced two assists to tie for the team lead … Other: Collected an assist on second goal in 2-0 win vs. Tigres in Rio Grande Plate on June 19.
INTERNATIONAL: United States international (5 caps) … 2011: Captained United States in 1-1 tie vs. Chile on Jan. 22 … 2010: Appeared as a sub in friendly matches vs. Honduras (Jan. 23) and El Salvador (Feb. 24), the latter in his home state of Florida … 2009: Made his senior international debut in a friendly at Slovakia on Nov. 14 … Earned his second cap four days later against Denmark … U-23: Member of the United States squad at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and played in final group-stage match vs. Nigeria … Helped United States reach 2008 Olympics by appearing in four games, including three starts, during 2008 Olympic qualifying … U-20: Appeared in all five games of the United States' quarterfinal run at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup on a team that included Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley … Regular with U-20 national team in 2006 and 2007, often serving as captain, and competed at 2006 Milk Cup in Northern Ireland and 2006 Busan International Four Nations Tournament … Youth: A product of the United States U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla.
COLLEGE: 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.
PERSONAL: Full name is Michael Dax McCarty … Mother, Cynthia, was a collegiate tennis player, and father, Dart, was a naval pilot … Lists going to the beach and playing ping-pong as favorite off-field hobbies … Says representing the United States at the 2008 Beijing Olympics is his favorite soccer memory … Younger brother, Dustin, played professionally with the LA Galaxy in 2011.