Casey leaving Bundesliga to return to United States

February 7, 2007

MAINZ, Germany -- Forward Conor Casey is leaving Mainz to return to the United States, the club said Wednesday.

Casey's contract was valid until the end of the season, but he and the club agreed to terminate it early.

The 25-year-old came to Mainz from Karlsruhe in 2004 and scored three goals in 40 Bundesliga games. He made two appearances this season, both as a substitute.

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