Conor Casey

Conor Patrick Casey (born July 25, 1981) is an American retired soccer player who last played as a forward for Columbus Crew SC in Major League Soccer. He is known as a strong, physical striker with a deceptively deft touch.[1]

Conor Casey
Conor Casey Philadelphia Union
Casey playing for the Philadelphia Union
Personal information
Full name Conor Patrick Casey
Date of birth July 25, 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth Dover, New Hampshire, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Forward
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Portland Pilots
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Borussia Dortmund II 23 (14)
2001–2004 Borussia Dortmund 4 (1)
2001–2002Hannover 96 (loan) 23 (8)
2003–2004Karlsruher SC (loan) 30 (14)
2004–2006 Mainz 05 40 (3)
2006 Mainz 05 II 2 (1)
2007 Toronto FC 2 (0)
2007–2012 Colorado Rapids 119 (50)
2013–2015 Philadelphia Union 70 (21)
2016 Columbus Crew SC 4 (0)
Total 317 (112)
National team
2001 United States U20 3 (0)
2000 United States U23 9 (0)
2004–2010 United States 19 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Career

Youth and college

Casey was born in New Hampshire, but moved to Colorado at age five, and considers Denver his hometown. He played soccer at Denver's South High School and went on to play two years of college soccer for the University of Portland from 1999 to 2000. In his first year at the University of Portland, Casey was named best player of the year. In 2000, he led the NCAA in scoring with twenty-three goals and seven assists.[2]

Professional

After playing well in the 2000 Summer Olympics Casey signed a four-year contract with German club Borussia Dortmund. After finishing a year of playing with the club, Casey was loaned out in the 2001–02 season to Hannover 96, where he scored seven goals in nineteen games. The subsequent year, Casey stayed with Dortmund, but only saw action in four games, scoring one goal. In 2003–04, he was again loaned to a second division club, Karlsruher SC, scoring fourteen goals in thirty games. In 2004, Casey signed with Bundesliga club Mainz 05, but scored only two goals and struggled with injuries during two-and-a-half seasons with the club.

After being released by Mainz, Casey returned to America and signed with Major League Soccer. Casey was originally allocated to Toronto FC [3] and after 2 games with 0 goals and 0 assists, he was traded to his hometown club, Colorado Rapids, on April 19, 2007, in exchange for Riley O'Neill and an undisclosed amount of allocation money.[4]

He played 15 games with the Rapids in 2007, scoring 2 goals and 3 assists. In 2008, he scored 11 goals and 2 assists in 21 games. Casey ended the 2009 MLS season, with 16 goals, just one less than leader Jeff Cunningham to go along with 1 assist in 24 games. He was named in the MLS Best XI in 2009.[5] In 2010, Casey became the All Time goal scorer for the Colorado Rapids as he scored 13 goals and 6 assists in 27 games. Likewise in 2010, Casey was selected as the MVP for the 2010 MLS Cup championship[6] though the representative of the award sponsor announced "Casey Conor" when awarding it. In 2011, Casey suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon injury [7] in a July 16 game against the Seattle Sounders as he finished that season with 6 goals and 1 assist in 14 games. In 2012, Casey scored 2 goals and 3 assists in 18 games. On November 16, 2012, Casey was released by the Colorado Rapids.[8]

On December 14, 2012, Casey was selected by Philadelphia Union in the first round of the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft, Stage 2.[9] On January 23, 2015, it was announced that Casey had signed a new contract with the club for the 2015 season.[10]

After three seasons in Philadelphia, Casey signed with Columbus Crew SC on January 26, 2016.[11]

International

Casey played at the 2001 World Youth Championship in Argentina and then graduated to the senior United States national team, getting his first cap on March 31, 2004, against Poland. On July 7, 2005, Casey suffered a tear to his ACL while playing against Cuba in the U.S.'s opening game of the Gold Cup.[12] He served as a late sub for the United States during several matches in the 2009 Confederations Cup. Casey scored twice (his first ever Senior team goals) against Honduras in a critical world cup qualifier at San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on October 10, 2009. The unanimous Man of the Match, Casey scored the U.S.'s first two goals,[13] and was fouled to set up the game-winning free-kick goal by Landon Donovan. The win put the United States through to the 2010 World Cup.

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. October 10, 2009 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Honduras
1–1
3–2 Q 2010 World Cup
2.
2–1

Career statistics

Club

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal League Cup Europe Total
2000–01 Borussia Dortmund II Fußball-Regionalliga Nord 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
2001–02 Oberliga Westfalen 13 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 12
2001–02 Hannover 96 2. Bundesliga 19 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 7
2002–03 Bundesliga 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Borussia Dortmund 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
2003–04 Karlsruher SC 2. Bundesliga 30 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 32 14
2004–05 Mainz 05 Bundesliga 28 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 30 4
2005–06 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
2006–07 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2006–07 Mainz 05 II Oberliga Südwest 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Canada League Voyageurs Cup League Cup North America Total
2007 Toronto FC Major League Soccer 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
United States League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2007 Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 17 2
2008 21 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 22 12
2009 24 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 16
2010 27 13 0 0 4 2 0 0 31 15
2011 14 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 6
2012 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 2
2013 Philadelphia Union 31 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 33 10
2014 25 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 28 9
2015 14 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 3
2016 Columbus Crew 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total Germany 122 41 5 2 0 0 0 0 127 43
Canada 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
United States 193 71 10 2 4 2 0 0 207 75
Career total 317 112 15 4 4 2 0 0 336 118

Updated December 13, 2017

International

National team Year Apps Goals
United States
2004 6 0
2005 2 0
2006 0 0
2007 0 0
2008 1 0
2009 8 2
2010 2 0
Total 19 2

Statistics accurate as of March 4, 2013

Honors

Colorado Rapids
United States
Individual

References

  1. ^ "Conor Casey". U.S. Soccer. Archived from the original on March 13, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  2. ^ "Conor Casey". ESPN FC. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  3. ^ "Casey to play in MLS for Toronto". ESPN FC. March 5, 2007. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  4. ^ "Rapids Acquire Denver South High Grad Conor Casey". OurSports Central. April 20, 2007. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  5. ^ "Rapids Forward Conor Casey Named To 2009 MLS Best XI". OurSports Central. November 16, 2009. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  6. ^ Lalas, Greg (November 22, 2010). "Colorado's Casey named MLS Cup MVP". Colorado Rapids. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  7. ^ "Casey out for the year with torn Achilles". Colorado Rapids. July 19, 2011. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  8. ^ "Rapids to part ways with eight players". Colorado Rapids. November 16, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  9. ^ "Union selects Conor Casey in Stage 2 of MLS Re-entry draft". Philadelphia Union. December 14, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  10. ^ "Trio of veterans set to return to Philadelphia Union for 2015 Major League Soccer season". Philadelphia Union. January 23, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
  11. ^ "Crew SC signs free agent forward Conor Casey". columbuscrewsc.com. January 26, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  12. ^ "Conor Casey Suffers ACL Tear". ussoccer.com. July 9, 2005. Archived from the original on August 7, 2011. Retrieved October 13, 2011.
  13. ^ "Kick Started". Outside Online May 2010 Issue. Archived from the original on June 1, 2010. Retrieved May 2, 2010.

External links

2000–01 Borussia Dortmund season

The 2000–01 season Borussia Dortmund began on 11 August 2000 with a Fußball-Bundesliga match against Hansa Rostock, and ended on 19 May 2001, last matchday of the Bundesliga, with a match against 1. FC Köln.

In that season Borussia Dortmund became the first—and so far the only—publicly traded club on the German stock market.

2004–05 1. FSV Mainz 05 season

During the 2004–05 German football season, 1. FSV Mainz 05 competed in the Bundesliga.

2007 Colorado Rapids season

The 2007 Colorado Rapids season is the twelfth season of the Colorado club franchise. The team enters the season having been eliminated from the 2006 MLS Playoffs in the Conference Finals. The Rapids, however, enter as the defending champions of the MLS Reserve Division.

For 2007, the Rapids revealed new team colors, uniforms and crest. The Colorado Rapids begin play in their new soccer-specific stadium, Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

2008 Colorado Rapids season

The 2008 Colorado Rapids season was the thirteenth season of the team's existence. Colorado began their season with 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy and ended a 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake. They finished 4th in the Western Conference and 9th overall, 1 point behind the New York Red Bulls for the final Wild Card Playoff spot. In the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying, Colorado defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 before losing in Kansas City in a penalty shootout.

2008 MLS SuperDraft

The 2008 MLS SuperDraft took place on January 18, 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland. It was the ninth annual Major League Soccer SuperDraft. The first selection was made by the Kansas City Wizards, after acquiring the selection from the expansion San Jose Earthquakes. It was followed by the Supplemental Draft.

2009 MLS All-Star Game

The 2009 Major League Soccer All-Star Game was the 14th annual MLS All-Star Game. The MLS All-Stars faced Everton of the Premier League on July 29, 2009. The match ended in a 1–1 draw at full-time and went to an immediate penalty shootout, which Everton won 4–3. Everton's American goalkeeper Tim Howard, who saved three kicks in the shootout, was named MVP of the match. This was the first win for an international club team in six tries against the MLS All-Stars, and remains Everton's last competitive trophy the club has won.

2009 Major League Soccer season

The 2009 Major League Soccer season was the 14th season of Major League Soccer. The season began on March 19 and ended with Real Salt Lake winning the MLS Cup 2009, on November 22 at Qwest Field in Seattle, defeating the Los Angeles Galaxy on penalties.

2013 Philadelphia Union season

The 2013 Philadelphia Union season is the fourth season of the team's existence.

2016 Columbus Crew SC season

The 2016 Columbus Crew SC season was the club's twenty first season of existence, and their twenty first consecutive season in Major League Soccer, the top flight of American soccer.

Colorado Rapids

The Colorado Rapids are an American professional men's soccer team based in the Denver suburb of Commerce City, Colorado. The Rapids compete in Major League Soccer as a member of the Western Conference. The franchise began play in 1996 as one of the charter clubs in MLS.

Colorado won the MLS Cup in 2010, their second MLS Cup appearance. The first appearance was in 1997, losing to D.C. United. They were also runners up of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in the 1999 tournament, where they lost to the Rochester Raging Rhinos, which was the last time a non-MLS team has won the Cup. The Rapids play their home games at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City since its opening in the 2007 season.

Conor

Conor is a male given name of Irish origin. The meaning of the name is "Lover of Wolves" or "Lover of Hounds". Conchobhar/Conchubhar or from the name Conaire, found in Irish legend as the name of the high king Conaire Mór and other heroes. It is popular in the English-speaking world. Conor has recently become a popular name in North America and in Great Britain. Some alternative spellings for the name are often spelled Connor, Conner and sometimes Konnor.

Fábio Alves

Fábio Alves Macedo (born 16 March 1985 in Ariquemes) known as Fabinho, is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer. He has played in numerous State football leagues in Brazil during his playing career in his native country and has played for the Brazil U20 team. As a left back, he is known for his attacking and crossing abilities.

Labor Archives of Washington

The Labor Archives of Washington is a special collection at the University of Washington Libraries dedicated to preserving documents from the labor movement in Washington State.The Labor Archives were founded by Conor Casey in 2010 funded by a $250,000 fundraising campaign run by the Washington State Labor Council and a $150,000 matching grant from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.The Labor Archives won the John Sessions Memorial Award in 2013.

List of Major League Soccer hat-tricks

The first hat-trick, a player scoring three goals in a game, in Major League Soccer, was scored by Steve Rammel of D.C. United in their 5–2 win at the Columbus Crew on May 15, 1996.The league's fastest hat-trick was scored in under five minutes by Harut Karapetyan of the LA Galaxy on June 4, 1998, in an 8–1 win at the Dallas Burn. Clint Mathis scored the most goals in a game, five, on August 26, 2000 in a 6–4 MetroStars win over the Burn.Roy Lassiter scored hat-tricks for the Tampa Bay Mutiny and D.C. United. Dante Washington scored hat-tricks for the Burn and the Crew. Mamadou Diallo scored three hat-tricks for the Mutiny and another for the MetroStars, twice scoring four goals in a game.

Eight rookie players have scored hat-tricks, the first being Brian Maisonneuve on September 7, 1996 for the Crew in a 5–1 home win over the Kansas City Wiz, and the most recent being Cyle Larin for Orlando City SC against New York City FC in 2015.

MLS Best XI

The MLS Best XI is an annual acknowledgement of the best eleven players in Major League Soccer.

Portland Pilots

The Portland Pilots is the nickname for athletics at the University of Portland. The Pilots compete in the West Coast Conference (WCC) at the NCAA Division I level.

Portland Pilots men's soccer

The Portland Pilots men's soccer team represents the University of Portland in NCAA Division I men's soccer competitions.

Riley O'Neill

Riley O'Neill (born September 9, 1985) is a Canadian professional soccer player.

Rocky Mountain Cup

The Rocky Mountain Cup is a soccer trophy contested between Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids. The cup is awarded by the Committee of 10, a group of bi-partisan fans who run the competition, to the team with the most points in games played between the two. The teams are awarded 3 points for each win and 1 point for each tie in regular season MLS games against each other. The Cup is awarded at the conclusion of the deciding game of the series between the two teams.

If the teams end the season in a points tie, the team with the most goals on aggregate will win (for a two-team competition, this is equivalent to goal differential). If the teams are tied on aggregate goals, the current holders retain the Cup for another year.

The cup was created in 2005, the first year of play for Real Salt Lake.

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