Scally signed with Gladbach in Nov. 2019 with NYCFC announcing at the time the transfer fee was the highest paid for a 16-year-old MLS player in league history. With potential bonuses, the seven-figure transfer fee could rise significantly to become one of the highest transfer fees received for a MLS player being transferred to a European club. NYCFC will also receive a sell-on percentage if Scally is sold in the future. At the time, ESPN reported the initial fee was around $2 million.
Scally joined NYCFC on a Homegrown deal in 2018 and competed for the U.S. U-15 and U-17 national teams, playing in the U-17 World Cup. He made four appearances for NYCFC — all in 2020 — including his first MLS start against the New England Revolution in September.
Gladbach manager Marcus Rose said Scally will arrive in Germany Monday and, following a medical, "he will have the chance to showcase himself in first-team training."
Gladbach are currently eighth in the Bundesliga table, four points behind fifth-place Dortmund, home to another NYCFC academy grad in Gio Reyna.