Red Bulls Pick Up McCarty’s 2016 Option

Dax McCarty, New York Red Bulls, Major League Soccer

DaxDespite coming within a game of MLS Cup, 2015 proved to be a season full of accolades for New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty.

The MLS All-Star and Best XI selection will also be returning to Red Bull Arena for 2016. The day after New York’s gut wrenching loss to Columbus Crew in the MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern FInals, Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis said the club will pick up McCarty’s option for next season.

Published reports had indicated that there was some uncertainty over McCarty’s future with the club. But that uncertainty has been put to rest.

The Red Bulls captain helped lead New York to its second Supporters’ Shield over the past three years. He finished the 2015 campaign with two goals and eight assists in 36 MLS matches inclusive of the playoffs.