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Casey Short
Women's National Team

Casey Short

Defender Caps/Goals - 25/0
  • Date of Birth

  • Height

    5-7

  • Hometown

    Naperville, Ill.

  • Club

    Chicago Red Stars

  • Casey Marie Short, whose nickname is Shorty, grew up in Naperville, Illinois.
  • Majored in Criminology, minored on sociology and has a Master’s in Sport Management from Florida State University.
  • She was a two-time Illinois state champion in the 800m and a state champion in the 400m dash while attending Naperville Central, and was named an Illinois State Scholar.
  • Not a morning person, and has to have a coffee every day.
  • While playing abroad in Norway, she learned more Portuguese than Norwegian due to the number of Brazilians on the team. 

WNT - Casey Short

First Appearance: Oct. 19, 2016, vs. Switzerland. First Goal: None.

A long-time player for the USA’s youth National Teams, she broke into the senior side in 2016 after an excellent season in the NWSL with the Chicago Red Stars.

2017: Had a break-through year for the WNT, playing in 15 matches (fourth-most on the team) while logging 1,116 minutes which was third-best on the team. Played mostly outside back, but also played some center back and at flank midfield. Played the full 90 minutes in nine of her 15 caps, more than tripling her caps and minutes from her debut year.

2016: Played in the final four matches of the year after getting her first-call up for the October camp. Debuted against Switzerland with a start in Sandy, Utah, on Oct. 19 and played all 90 minutes in her first three games and a half in the fourth. 

Youth National Teams: Attended the U.S. Soccer U-14 I.D. camp and went on to participate with national teams at the U-15, U-16, U-17, U-18, U-20 and U-23 levels. A member of the U.S. U-20 WNT that won the CONCACAF qualifying tournament to earn an automatic berth to the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

2017: Had a strong and consistent season for the Chicago Red Stars, playing 1,914 minutes over 22 matches. Was named to the NWSL Best XI and helped lead the Red Stars to the third-best GAA in the league.

2016: Returned to the NWSL after her stint overseas and was acquired via discovery by her hometown club the Chicago Red Stars. Had an excellent season for Chicago, starting all 20 games while playing 1,781 minutes was named to the NWSL Second XI. Helped lead Chicago to a third-place finish in the league and into the playoff semifinal while allowing the lowest number of goals (20) in the league (tied with Kansas City).

2015: Played in Norway with Avaldsnes IL and Earned Best-XI honors for the league.

2014: Also missed the 2014 NWSL season due to complications with her knee injury, which necessitated another surgery and lengthy rehab. 

2013: Drafted by the Boston Breakers with the 5th overall pick in the NWSL College Draft, but did not appear due to injury after she tore the ACL in her right knee in La Manga, Spain, while playing with the U.S. U-23 WNT.

Youth Club: Played with Team Chicago Pizazz from U-9 from U-16 and then she played for the Chicago Eclipse for a year and finished her youth career with the Chicago Magic. A four-time Illinois State Cup champion.

College: Attended Florida State where she was a four-year starter when not injured. She appeared in 81 games and scored seven goals. As a red-shirt senior in 2012, she made the move to defender playing as the Seminoles' outside left back in 23 games after seeing playing time as a forward and midfielder in her first three seasons. Was a key component of the Seminole defense that set school records for shutouts (17), GAA (0.62) and fewest goals allowed in ACC play (4), while tying the program record for the fewest goals allowed in a season with 15. She red-shirted her senior season in 2011 after suffering a season-ending injury during the pre-season. 
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