2016 (Columbus): Has made two appearances at forward in his first season with Crew SC ... made his club debut in the season opener with a second-half substitution at Portland (March 6) ... did not dress for the contest against Philadelphia (March 12), at Chicago (March 19), at FC Dallas (April 2) or at Montreal (April 9) after being listed as questionable for all four matches ... returned to the matchday 18 against New York City FC (April 16) and continued there against Houston (April 23) ... played 45 minutes during a substitute appearance in the international friendly against Veracruz (May 11) ... was in the matchday 18 for tilts against his former clubs in Colorado (May 14) and Toronto (May 21) as well as against Real Salt Lake (May 28) ... made his second appearance of the year at Philadelphia (June 1) ... missed the match against Montreal (June 18) and every match through the contest vs. New York City FC (August 13) after being listed as questionable ... missed the matches against Philadelphia (August 24), San Jose (August 27), LA (September 3), Vancouver (September 10) and at Orlando (September 17) after being listed as questionable ... made a substitute appearance at Chicago (October 13) ... was in the matchday 18 at New York Red Bulls (October 16) ... made a substitute appearance at New York City FC (October 23) ... did not make an appearance in the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
2015 (Philadelphia): The forward made 14 appearances for Philadelphia (two starts), scoring three goals and adding one assist.
2014 (Philadelphia): Casey had another strong season for the Union in 2014, scoring eight times and adding two assists in 25 matches (18 starts).
2013 (Philadelphia): Ahead of the 2013 season, Casey was selected by the Philadelphia Union in Stage Two of the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Process. In his debut season with the Union, Casey netted double-digit goals for the fourth time in his MLS career, scoring 10 times and adding five assists. He made a career-best 31 appearances for Philadelphia.
2012 (Colorado): Casey returned from injury to play 18 matches for Colorado, starting 13 contests. He scored two goals and added three assists on the season.
2011 (Colorado): Casey helped the Rapids reach the postseason for the second consecutive season after scoring six goals and adding one assist in 14 appearances (11 starts). He suffered a season-ending injury in July, keeping him out for the second half of the campaign.
2010 (Colorado): In 27 appearances (26 starts), Casey notched 13 goals and a career-best six assists for the Rapids. He was named as an inactive All-Star for the 2010 MLS All-Star Game. In the postseason, he fueled the Rapids to their first-ever MLS Cup title, scoring his first career postseason goal in the Second Leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Columbus, converting a penalty in the deciding shootout. He was named the MLS Cup MVP after scoring the tying goal in the 57th minute of the 2010 MLS Cup final against FC Dallas.
2009 (Colorado): Casey notched a career-best 16 goals over the 2009 season with the Rapids in 24 appearances (all starts). He ranked second in the League in scoring and was named to the MLS Best XI following the season. He was named MLS Player of the Week three times and earned the MLS Player of the Month honor for May. He was named as an MLS All-Star and started the contest against Everton at Rio Tinto Stadium on July 29, 2009.
2008 (Colorado): In his first full season in Colorado, Casey notched 11 goals, the first of three consecutive double-digit goal campaigns. He registered two assists as well. His hat trick against the Red Bulls on September 27 earned him his first-ever MLS Player of the Week honor.
2007 (Toronto FC/Colorado): Casey returned to North America to begin the 2007 Major League Soccer season after joining Toronto FC. He made two appearances with the Reds before being traded to Colorado. In 15 appearances (11 starts) for the Rapids, he scored two goals and contributed three assists.
2006-2007 (1. FSV Mainz 05): Casey made two appearances for Mainz during his third year with the club in the Bundesliga. He made an additional two appearances for 1. FSV Mainz 05 II in the Oberliga Südwest.
2005-2006 (1. FSV Mainz 05): During Casey’s second year in Mainz, he made 10 appearances in the Bundesliga, scoring one goal and adding one assist.
2004-2005 (1. FSV Mainz 05): Following the expiration of his loan with Karlsruher, Casey remained in Germany, signing with 1. FSV Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga. He made 28 first-division appearances, scoring two goals and adding two assists. He made two appearances in the DFB Pokal, including a two-goal, three-assist performance in a first round win over VfR Aalen.
2003-2004 (Karlsruher SC): Casey spent the 2003-04 campaign on-loan with 2. Bundesliga club Karlsruher SC, where he made 30 league appearances, scoring 14 goals and adding two assists. He made an additional two appearances in the DFB Pokal.
2002-2003 (Hannover 96): Still on loan, Casey played for Hannover in the first-division Bundesliga after the team’s promotion. He made four appearances, scoring one goal, on May 24, 2003 against Arminia Bielefeld.
2001-2002 (Borussia Dortmund/Hannover 96): The forward began the year with Borussia Dortmund II, making 13 appearances and scoring 12 goals in the Oberliga Westfalen. With Borussia Dortmund, he appeared in the matchday 18 for a UEFA Champions League contest against Boavista. He was loaned to Hannover 96 during the season, where he made 19 appearances in the 2. Bundesliga, scoring seven times and adding one assist. He helped Hannover win the 2. Bundesliga title and promotion to the first division with a 22-3-9 record.
2000-2001 (Borussia Dortmund): Casey began his professional career in late 2000 when he signed with Borussia Dortmund. He debuted for Borussia Dortmund II on January 27, 2001 against Babelsberg 03. He scored his first goal for the team on February 10, 2001 against Fortuna Düsseldorf. All told, he made 10 appearances in the Regionnaliga Nord, scoring two goals.
As of January 26, 2016
Casey has earned 19 caps for the United States, scoring two goals. He made his senior debut for the Stars & Stripes on March 31, 2004 against Poland. On October 10, 2009, he scored two goals at Honduras in a qualification match ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. At the Under-23 level, Casey played in the 2000 Summer Olympics for the United States before becoming a professional.
Casey spent two years at the University of Portland, in 1999 and 2000. He was named the West Coach Conference Co-Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year in 1999 after notching 23 goals and seven assists. He also registered a five-goal game, on November 13, 1999 at Gonzaga.
Columbus Crew SC signed free agent forward Conor Casey on January 26, 2016.
Name: Conor Casey
Born: July 25, 1981 in Dover, NH
Hometown: Denver, CO
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on January 26, 2016
Previous Experience: Philadelphia Union (2013-2015), Colorado Rapids (2007-2012), Toronto FC (2007), 1. FSV Mainz 05 (2004-2006), Karlsruher SC (2003-2004), Hannover 96 (2001-2003), Borussia Dortmund (2001-2004)
Away from the pitch, Casey enjoys playing the guitar as well as reading and fishing. If he had to play one song on the guitar, he would pick something by Jack Johnson, as those were among the first songs he learned how to play. Winning the 2009 MLS Cup with his hometown Colorado Rapids is his favorite soccer memory. He would like to visit Southeast Asia someday to backpack across the terrain. As a child, he emulated Paolo Rossi, as he remembers watching the forward on tape. His two favorite foods are sushi and spaghetti and meatballs. He speaks fluent German in addition to English. Casey is married, and he and his wife had their first child in late 2015.