Strong and physical with a deceptively deft touch, Casey has a good nose for the goal. After injuries stunted his national team career, the striker’s move back to MLS from Germany also began his resurgence on the international scene. Appearing in late 2008 after a nearly three-year absence, Casey punctuated his return by scoring his first two international goals in fine fashion, leading the U.S. back from a one-goal deficit in Honduras that culminated in a 3-2 victory and a ticket to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Starting his professional career in Germany, he had a brief spell at Toronto FC before heading to Colorado and developing into a prolific goal scorer.
- Made three appearances in the 2010 qualifying campaign, with two coming in the final round
- Played in a career high eight games for the full team in 2009, including four starts
- Earned nominations for Best Clutch Moment and Best Performance for the 2009 U.S. Soccer Best Of awards for the effort against Honduras
- Voted the Colorado Rapids Most Valuable Player in 2009 along with being named to MLS Best XI and MLS All-Star team