Dallas selected Hayes with its first pick (18th overall) in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.
This is Hayes’ first season as a professional… Logged 505 minutes in his first preseason with FC Dallas this spring… Helped the team draw 1-1 against Estudiantes de La Plata on Feb. 14.
Hayes, 21, appeared in 81 matches for Wake Forest University since joining the Demon Deacons in 2013... In four seasons, Hayes found the back of the net 15 times and assisted on 15 others... Was named a NSCAA First Team All-American in 2016...
Born at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, Hayes was also an All-American at Dematha Catholic HS... Earned a USSDA Eastern Conference Starting XI nod during his time with the Baltimore Bays in 2011-12… Hayes was a roommate of FC Dallas and U.S. National Team midfielder Kellyn Acosta during their time with the U.S U-18 and U-20 National Teams.