The Chicago Fire have acquired New York Red Bulls captain Dax McCarty in a trade for general allocation money, the teams announced on Monday night.
The Fire will pay the Red Bulls $400,000 over the next two seasons in exchange for the midfielder.
"Since the middle of 2016, we made acquiring Dax our No. 1 priority," Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez said in a club statement. "In order to do so, we had to exchange worthy and appropriate compensation.
"We believe adding his character and leadership...