Dax McCarty hasn't joined the Chicago Fire in preseason yet because he's been training with the U.S. national team. On Friday he took the field for the national team.
McCarty got the start in a friendly against Jamaica. He was used as a defensive midfielder and played 63 minutes in a 1-0 win in Chattanooga, Tenn.
It was McCarty's sixth cap and his first since 2011. He was called in multiple times under coach Bob Bradley, but was never called in by Jurgen Klinsmann. This is the second game in Bruce Arena's second tenure as national team coach.
McCarty hit a header over the bar off a corner kick in the first 10 minutes and was part of the build up play on the opening goal, which was scored by Jordan Morris. McCarty was replaced by Darlington Nagbe in the second half.
The Fire's first preseason game is Saturday at Florida Gulf Coast University. McCarty is expected to join his new team shortly in Florida.