- U.S. National Team: MNT
- Position: Forward
- Date Of Birth: July 25, 1981
- Height: 6-1
- Weight: 185
- Hometown: Gilpin, Colo.
- Club: Colorado Rapids
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
Played for Clive Charles at the University of Portland in 1999 and 2000 … Named West Coast Conference Co-Player of the Year in 2000 … Led the nation in scoring with 23 goals and seven assists for 53 points … Soccer America magazine named him Freshman of the Year in 1999.
Born in New Hampshire, but moved to Colorado as a child, and considers Denver his hometown … Played his high school soccer at Denver’s South High School … Parents are Terry and Susan, and his sister is Jennifer … Enjoys listening to Classic Rock, Hip Hop and Oldies … Favorite foods are sushi and meat … Enjoys reading, card games, chess, and playing the guitar in his spare time … Lists favorite sports besides soccer as basketball and football … Favorite book is “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand.