Dax McCarty

Dax McCarty
Dax McCarty
Dax McCarty
Real Name: Dax McCarty
HT: 5' 9" WT: 150
Age: 31 (04/30/1987)
Birthplace: Winter Park, Florida, Florida
Hometown: Winter Park, Florida


2015: Was named to MLS Best XI for first time in 10-year career … Named to 2015 MLS All-Star Game for the first time in his career ... Finished the season tied for fourth on club’s all-time games played list with 142 regular season appearances… Second all-time for New York in starts with 137… Named team captain ahead of 2015 season… Started and played in 32 regular season games … career-high eight assists … First start as captain in season opener at Sporting Kansas City on March 8, a 1-1 draw … Had an assist on Bradley Wright-Phillips' game-winning goal vs. D.C. United on March 22 … Made 200th career start vs. Houston on June 5 … Recorded first two-assist game of MLS career against New England on July 11 … Earned second-consecutive two-assist game in front of hometown crowd at Orlando on July 18 … Scored against Orlando on September 25 … Had another two-assist game vs. Philadelphia on October 18, setting new career-high for assists in a season with eight … Playoffs: Started all four matches… Scored game-winning goal at D.C. in first leg of Eastern Conference Semifinals… U.S. Open Cup: Started all three matches, converted attempt in shootout against Philadelphia on August 1.

2014: Started 29 regular season games and made 31 league appearances, scoring three goals and three assists … Scored first goal of the 2014 season March 23 at Chicago … Played the full 90 minutes on May 4 at FC Dallas and assisted on Wright-Phillips’ goal in the 71st minute … Played his 100th game for New York on May 10 vs. Chicago … Scored second goal against New England on August 2 and played 87 minutes in a 2-1 win … Recorded an assist and played the full 90 minutes on August 23 against Montreal in a 4-2 win … Scored his third goal of the season on October 11 against Toronto FC in a 3-1 win … Recorded his third assist of the season in a 3-1 loss to the Columbus Crew on October 19 ... Playoffs: One of just two field players to play every minute of New York’s five playoff games (450 total minutes) ... Champions League: Appeared in all three matches of the group stage.

2013: Appeared in 30 games for the second consecutive season, making 29 starts, and scored a career-high four goals, adding four assists… Scored in 2-1 win vs. Philadelphia on March 30… Assist in 2-0 win at D.C. United on April 13… Scored opening goal in 4-1 win vs. New England on April 20… Scored game-winning goal in stoppage time against Real Salt Lake on July 29… assist in 3-2 win at Kansas City on Aug. 3… Scored in 3-2 loss at Chivas USA on Aug. 25… assist in 2-0 win vs. Toronto on Sept. 14 assist  in 3-0 win at Houston on Oct. 20 on Tim Cahill’s goal eight seconds into the match… 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 … 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 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… Picked up first assist as a Red Bull on Thierry Henry’s game-winning 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 in 2-0 Wild Card Round win at FC Dallas on Oct. 26 but left due to injury … Missed first leg of Western Conference semifinal series vs. LA Galaxy due to injury… Started in 2-1 loss at LA in second leg on Nov. 3.

2010: Appeared in 21 games for  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… Provided series winning goal in second leg against Real Salt Lake on November 6… 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… Set a new career-high with three goals and recorded six assists.

2008: Registered two assists in 17 games played, including eight starts, for FC 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 … Notched game-winning assist in 1-0 victory over Colorado on Aug. 4… Playoffs: Made first career playoff appearance as substitute in 1-0 win in Western Conference semifinal first leg vs. Houston on Oct. 27.

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… Playoffs: Did not appear… 


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 and El Salvador, 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… 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 … A product of the United States U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla.


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.


Full name is Michael Dax McCarty … Mother, Cynthia, was a collegiate tennis player, and father, Dart, was a naval pilot … Younger brother, Dustin, played professionally with the LA Galaxy in 2011.


Via trade from D.C. United on June 27, 2011, in exchange for Dwayne De Rosario.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
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-3292991926431542316829819380
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