U.S. Soccer
Men's National Team

Jimmy Conrad

Defender Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    6-2 / 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
2009: Captained the U.S. for two matches during the 2009 Gold Cup, the 2-2 draw against Haiti on July 12 and then the 2-1 victory in overtime against Panama in the quarterfinal on July 18 in Philadelphia … Played in his first match for the U.S. on foreign soil since the 2007 Copa America when he entered as a substitute on Nov. 18 against Denmark in Aarhus … 2008: Made one appearance, staring in the 2-0 victory against Sweden on Jan. 19 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. … 2007: Started the 2007 year where he had left off and served as captain in the USA’s first game of the year against Denmark on Jan. 20 … In February, he turned in a colossal performance at the heart of the defense as the USA defeated Mexico 2-0 in Phoenix … That same game saw him score his first international goal, a header that gave the USA the lead … Left out of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup squad due to injury … Returned for the 2007 Copa America tournament in Venezuela, where he appeared in two of the three group stage games … 2006: A member of the 2006 World Cup squad that competed in Germany … Made two appearances in the World Cup group stage, coming on as a sub in the game against Italy and playing the full 90 minutes against Ghana … Finished the year with nine total appearances for the team … Was second on the team in minutes played, with 759 … 2005: One of only three players to appear in all six matches of the USA’s Gold Cup championship run, he led the team in minutes played … Made his first World Cup qualifying start in the 0-0 draw away to Guatemala on Sept. 7 in Guatemala City … First Appearance: July 7, 2005, vs. Cuba … First Goal: Feb. 7, 2007, vs. Mexico.
2009: Started in 26 matches, notching one goal and one assist … 2008: An MLS Defender of the Year award finalist, he was voted team MVP after starting and playing every minute of both the regular season and the playoffs … Led all MLS defenders with six goals scored … Named to his fifth MLS All-Star and fourth MLS Best XI teams … 2007: Appeared in 25 regular season and three playoff games for Kansas City Wizards in his fourth season with the club … 2006: His season was shortened significantly, both by injuries and World Cup duty, and he made only 15 appearances for the Wizards … Scored two goals for the club including a game winner against New England on April 15 … 2005: Voted the 2005 MLS Defender of the Year and selected to the All-Star Game, as well as being named to the MLS Best XI for the second year running … Started all 25 matches he appeared in, registering two goals and two assists … 2004: Named to MLS “Best XI” and was one of three finalists for MLS Defender of the Year ... Played every minute of the Wizards postseason run to the MLS Cup Final ... Started and played in 29 of 30 games for the Wizards in 2004 … Anchored the best defensive unit in MLS, as the Wizards allowed a league-low 30 goals and posted a league-high 12 shutouts … Selected as a reserve for the 2004 MLS All-Star Game, his first career All-Star selection, but started in place of the injured Pablo Mastroeni ... 2003: Acquired by the Wizards from San Jose in a draft day trade … Appeared in and started all 30 matches for the Wizards, playing all but 20 minutes during the season and scored a career high nine points (4G, 1A) … 2002: Appeared in 25 matches for the defending MLS Cup Champion San Jose Earthquakes, starting all 25 contests … Helped anchor a San Jose defense that allowed just 35 goals on the season, second fewest in MLS … Scored one goal and added three assists in his fourth MLS season … 2001: Suffered a broken bone in his foot during the preseason and was forced to sit out the first six games of the season, but came back from the injury to help guide the 'Quakes to the 2001 MLS Cup Championship … Played every minute of the Earthquakes postseason run to the MLS Cup title … Appeared in 16 games, with eight starts on the season … 2000: Made 26 appearances (25 starts) and had two assists … The only San Jose defender to start in each of the team's club-record nine shutouts ... MLS and the Galaxy allowed him to delay a yellow-card suspension for the May 27 game at the Rose Bowl so that he could play in front of his stepfather, who was dying of cancer, and he instead served the suspension at L.A. on Aug. 30 … Spent off-season on loan to Lech Poznan in Poland … 1999: Tallied one goal and one assist for three points in his first MLS season ... Played in 17 matches, starting 12 ... Made MLS debut at K.C. on April 10, playing final 11 minutes ... Scored first point of career at Miami on June 26 with an assist ... Made first MLS start against Columbus on May 9, playing all 90 minutes ... Scored first MLS goal vs. K.C. on Sept. 4 on a header.
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