- U.S. National Team: MNT
- Position: Defender
- Date Of Birth: Feb. 12, 1977
- Height: 6-2
- Weight: 185
- Hometown: Temple City, Calif.
- Club: Kansas City Wizards
A late-bloomer at the international level, Conrad is a solid central defender who brings good organizational skills, intelligent reading of the game, and a strong work ethic to the table. At the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he entered the tournament as a backup to Eddie Pope but was thrust into the limelight after the center back’s dismissal against Italy. He performed admirably, helping the USA to a tie in that game and held his spot for the next game against Ghana, where he gave an equally good account of himself. In 2009, he re-emerged as a part of the central defensive pool. The captain of the Kansas City Wizards is a five-time MLS All-Star and a four-time member of the MLS Best XI.
- Opened his goal-scoring account against Mexico on Feb. 7, 2007 (a game where he was also the USA’s captain), heading home brilliantly a Landon Donovan corner kick past Oswaldo Sanchez
- Made his debut for the national team during the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup and started a match in the World Cup just 11 months later
- Named MLS Defender of the Year in 2005
Was part of 1997 NCAA championship team at UCLA ... Won two national championships in same year, helping the San Diego Surf to an Under-20 club championship in 1997 ... Played two seasons (1996-1997) at UCLA after spending two years (1994-1995) at San Diego State ... Had career totals of three goals and five assists … Starred for the Santa Anita Stallions youth soccer club, Temple City (Calif.) High School and in Mountain View Youth Soccer League.
Married to wife Lyndsey in June 2002, they have a daughter, Julia … Majored in math at UCLA ... Winner of the 2009 U.S. Soccer Foundation/MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Year award, Conrad served as a spokesperson for Athletes Against Autism and the Child Protection Center … Enjoys reading, writing, playing basketball, video games and playing cards … Writes a column during the season for espn.com ... Has two younger sisters (Kristina and Amanda) and four younger brothers (Dylan, Thomas, Robert and Michael) … His behind-the-scenes all_access video showcasing life on the road with the MNT was nominated for the Best U.S. Soccer Video of 2007 on ussoccer.com.