After a surprise trade from New York Red Bulls for the 2017 season, McCarty was one of the key pieces in the Fire's successful season. His play earned the midfielder a second All-Star appearance.
The 2018 home jersey rolls over from 2017. It honors the 1998 debut season, in which Chicago won the MLS Cup and the US Open Cup.
In addition to the familiar white band across the chest, two more white bars are added, resembling 1998.
adidas three stripes are on the shoulders. On the upper back, four six-pointed stars are taken from the Chicago city flag. The second star is red in remembrance of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
Heat press team badge includes one star representing the 1998 MLS Cup victory. A jocktag on the hem commemorates the 20th anniversary of that historic MLS Cup/US Open Cup double, and reads "1998-2018, 20, The Double".
The authentic jersey has a slender fit. Climalite technology with mesh back panel provides cool, moisture control comfort.