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...
Hayes graduated from Wake Forest University in December with a degree in Physics… He is looking to do something in the environmental engineering field or something with renewable energy… He has been to Europe with the youth national team… His favorite place he’s visited is Barcelona… He likes to eat Tex-Mex and breakfast food… He enjoys watching movies and TV shows when he’s not playing soccer… He has three younger brothers… His favorite sports team is the Washington Wizards.