Casey to play in MLS for Toronto

March 5, 2007

TORONTO -- Toronto's new Major League Soccer team acquired forward Conor Casey from Mainz of the German Bundesliga.

Mainz announced Feb. 7 that it was terminating the contract of the 25-year-old, who also played for Borussia Dortmund, Hannover and Karlsruher before joining Mainz in June 2004.

"He's a striker that adds a different flavor," coach Mo Johnston said Monday.''

Casey, who attended the University of Portland, has made eight appearances for the U.S. national team, the last against Cuba on July 7, 2005. He started all six games for the Americans at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

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