TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Re-signed
Shea, 30, was among Miami's most pleasant surprises in 2020, finishing second on the team with four goals in 13 appearances (six starts) after signing his MLS deal in July. He suffered a long-term knee injury in 2019 while with Atlanta United and rehabbed at Miami's training center prior to joining the first team.
The former US men's national team forward has made 229 appearances during his MLS career.
Shea was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas, where he spent five seasons, scoring 19 goals in 98 appearances before getting loaned overseas to Stoke City. He had his best MLS season for FCD in 2011, scoring 11 goals and dishing out four assists in 31 games. After additional stints on loan with Barnsley and Birmingham City, Shea returned to MLS in 2015, signing with Orlando City SC ahead of their first MLS season, tallying three goals in 46 games.
He was traded to the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2017 in exchange for Giles Barnes, where he scored seven goals in 53 games before signing with Atlanta ahead of 2019. He appeared in 19 league matches and three U.S. Open Cup fixtures for the Five Stripes before injuring his knee in a July match against the Seattle Sounders.