The Chicago Fire Soccer Club today announced that it has received $50,000 in 2020 General Allocation Money, $50,000 in 2020 Targeted Allocation Money and a second round pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft from Nashville SC. In exchange, Chicago traded midfielder Dax McCarty to Nashville.
“We are entering a new cycle with the team’s roster,” said Chicago Fire President and General Manager Nelson Rodríguez. “Dax helped us through an important stage in the Club’s history and he will be remembered among our fans’ most favorite players. We wish Dax and his family all the best with their new opportunity in Nashville.”
McCarty, 32, was originally acquired by the Fire from the New York Red Bulls on Jan. 16, 2017. McCarty made 86 regular season appearances (86 starts) across the last three seasons for the Fire, tallying one goal and 12 assists during that stretch. McCarty also made one postseason appearance for the Club after helping to guide Chicago to the third-best record in MLS in 2017. Additionally, the midfielder was named to the 2017 MLS All-Star team by head coach Veljko Paunović, earning his second career MLS All-Star selection.
In 2020, the Fire will return to Soldier Field for its 23rd MLS campaign. Fans can secure a seat for the Club’s 2020 MLS Home Opener on March 21 against Atlanta United FC, or any game of the regular season, with a refundable $20 ticket deposit. Season tickets for the 2020 season are also currently on sale, with packages starting at $25 per game. More information is available at www.chicago-fire.com/tickets.
Transaction: Chicago Fire Soccer Club acquires $50,000 in 2020 General Allocation Money, $50,000 in 2020 Targeted Allocation Money and a second round pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft from Nashville SC in exchange for midfielder Dax McCarty on Nov. 12, 2019.