HOW ACQUIRED: Selected by FC Dallas with the 18th pick of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. Originally signed an MLS contract on Jan. 12, 2017.
A four-year college vet out of Wake Forest, Hayes will be the fourth central midfielder on Dallas' stacked depth chart. Boasting a strong first touch and good speed, he could develop into a legitimate box-to-box threat in MLS, but don't expect to see much of him in his rookie season unless injuries, call-ups and suspension hit Dallas hard.
COLLEGE: Played four years at Wake Forest, where he locked down a starting spot in his sophomore year. Played a total of 71 games for the Demon Deacons, registering 15 goals and 15 assists in his NCAA career. Named an NSCAA First Team All-American in 2016 as Wake Forest finished as runners-up in the College Cup.