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. Appeared in 13 games for D.C. United, starting 11 and adding two assists before being acquired by New York on June 27. 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 Henry’s game-winning 85th minute goal on July 23 vs. FC Dallas. Earned assist on Richards’ goal in 1-0 playoff clinching win over Philadelphia Oct. 20. Prior to joining New York, had two assists for D.C. United in 13 games.
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. 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 (eight starts).
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.