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Dax McCarty

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A feisty midfielder who can contribute on both sides of the ball, Dax McCarty enjoyed his best season as a professional in 2010 by playing a key roll for Western Conference champion FC Dallas. After being traded to D.C. United in the offseason, he'll look to be part of that club's rebuilding process while he also seeks more experience with the U.S. Men's National Team.

  • Earned his first caps with the U.S. Men’s National team in late 2009, appearing in a friendly at Slovakia on Nov. 14 before notching his second cap four days later against Denmark
  • Part of the team that competed at the 2008 Olympics, where he made one appearance in the team's final group game,
  • Also a veteran of the 2007 U-20 FIFA World Cup and the U-17 Residency Program
2010: Entered in the 77th minute of the friendly against Honduras on Jan. 23 … Called into the February camp in preparation for the friendly versus El Salvador on Feb. 24 in Tampa, Fla. … 2009: Earned his first cap with the U.S. Men’s National team, appearing in a friendly at Slovakia on Nov. 14 before earning his second cap four days later against Denmark … Under-23s: A member U.S. Men’s Olympic Team that participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games … Appeared in the team’s final match versus Nigeria … Helped the U.S. U-23 team earn a berth in the 2008 Olympics, starting and playing the full 90 in three of the four games in which he appeared … Named to the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying All-Tournament Team Best XI. Under-20s: Appeared in all five games for the U.S. in the FIFA U-20 World Cup as a substitute … Regular member of the U.S. U-20’s in 2006, leading the team in scoring and often serving as its captain … Joined the team for camp in Argentina, playing three games and scored once against two club teams and the Argentine U-20 Team … Part of the squad at the 2006 Milk Cup in Northern Ireland, he started all three games and scored one goal in the 3-0 win against Wales … Called in for the Busan International U-20 Four Nations Tournament and played all three games at the tournament, scoring against Argentina … Under-18s: National team member … Under-17s: Earned Man of the Match Award against Brazil at a U-17 tournament in 2003 in England … First Appearance: Nov. 14, 2009 vs. Slovakia First Goal: None
2010: Appeared in 21 games with 18 starts for FC Dallas … Finished the season with 1,604 minutes of play recorded … Scored one goal and tallied two assists … 2009: Appeared in 28 games with 27 starts… Scored a career-best three goals and recorded six assists … 2008: Tallied two assists in 17 games played … Made appearances in the attacking midfield role and both the left and right sides of the midfield…Missed five regular season games after undergoing sports hernia surgery in Germany on May 15… Started four of five Reserve Division games ... 2007: Made first career MLS start on April 12 against the Los Angeles Galaxy … Led FCD with seven regular season assists…Had nine assists in all competitions … 2006: Drafted in the first round of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas ... Made his MLS debut in the 85th minute in a 3-0 loss against Chivas on July 1.

Son of Dart and Cynthia McCarty … Mother played tennis at Mercer and father was a Top Gun pilot in the Navy … His brother Dustin also played for the University of North Carolina and was drafted by the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2011.

In 2005 as a sophomore, led UNC with eight assists and was named NSCAA second team All-America and First team All-ACC ... As a freshman, played in 21 games in the midfield and made five starts.

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