- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On February 7, 2007
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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.
As far as who will get the 26 year old Casey, your guess is up there with mine. Early allocation guesses lean towards Colorado and Toronto as first in line to get them with the new Canadian side leading the pack as far as the latest allocation standings go.
I think he will probably end up in Toronto at first, though the forward situation at Toronto is a little jumbled as they already have three solid strikers in Edson Buddle, Alecko Eskandarian, and Abbe Ibrahim. Add a forth to the mix and it spells trouble. But word on the street is that New York is hoping to land Eskandarian in a deal.
Honestly, Colorado is a good fit if they can get the right price for him, but I think Columbus needs to make a push for Casey. They have no stand out striker right now and the allocation dollars should make sense for the Crew to go after Casey who is a solid player.
Look for Casey to be an impact type of player like Kenny Cooper was to FC Dallas this past season.