Real Name: Connor Lade
HT: 5' 7" WT: 145
Birthplace: Livingston, NJ
Hometown: Convent Station, NJ
2014: Made six substitute appearances during the MLS regular season… loaned to New York Cosmos of the NASL on July 28, 2014; Recalled on loan from the Cosmos in mid-September. Named to roster for MLS Chipotle Homegrown game in July... Playoffs: Replaced Tim Cahill in the 89th minute on October 26 in New York 2-1 Eastern Conference knockout round win over Sporting Kansas City. Came on as a late sub in 2-2 draw in second leg of Eastern Conference Finals at New England… Champions League: started on September 17 in New York’s 1-0 loss in CCL group play at Montreal, shown a red card in the 76th minute and was unavailable for New York’s match against C.D. FAS on September 24. Scored in New York’s 1-1 draw against the Montreal Impact in CCL play on October 22… MLS Reserves: Was the captain and recorded an assist on Bustamante’s reserve match goal vs. USL PRO side Dayton on March 30.
2013: Limited by injury to five regular-season appearances, including two starts, in his second MLS season … Appeared as a substitute in the season’s first two games before being sidelined due to plantar fasciitis … Made consecutive starts at left back in 2-0 win vs. Houston on June 30 and 2-0 loss at Colorado on July 4 … Did not play again until Oct. 20, due in part to a knee injury … Playoffs: Did not appear … U.S. Open Cup: Started and played 90 minutes in midfield in 2-0 win vs. Reading United on May 29 … MLS Reserve League: Appeared in three reserve games, starting twice.
2012: Unheralded signing who played in 26 out of 34 regular-season games, making 22 starts, as a rookie and finished fifth in voting for MLS Rookie of the Year award … Finished the season with three assists … Made his MLS and Red Bulls debut as a substitute on April 14 in a 2-2 draw vs. San Jose at Red Bull Arena … Made his first career MLS start on April 22 at D.C. United … He registered his first career assist, setting up Thierry Henry for the game's only goal, in 1-0 win vs. New England on April 28 … Assisted on both goals in 2-0 win vs. Philadelphia on July 21 … Playoffs: Started both playoff matches against D.C. United and played 179 out of 180 minutes … U.S. Open Cup: Played 90 minutes in midfield and scored his first professional goal, a curling shot from outside the penalty area, in 3-0 win at Charleston on May 29 … Played all 120 minutes in midfield in 3-1 overtime loss at Harrisburg on June 5 in fourth round.
Played four seasons at St. John’s University, playing most of his last two seasons at center back … As a senior, started all 18 games, playing every minute, while earning second team All-Big East honors and helping the Red Storm to the Big East championship … Named Most Outstanding Defensive Player of 2011 Big East Tournament … Third team all-Big East as a junior … In four years, amassed 81 appearances, including 60 straight appearances to finish his career.
Joined Red Bulls Academy during his senior year of high school in December 2007, playing for the Red Bulls’ U-18 team in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy during the 2007-08 season … Also played with the Red Bulls’ U-20 team that won the United Soccer Leagues’ Super Y-League championship in 2009 … Later appeared for the Red Bulls at the U-23 level in the National Premier Soccer League in 2010.
Lade earned his first call-up to the United States national team on Jan. 6, 2013, for training camp in Carson, Calif. … He was named to the squad’s 23-man roster ahead of the Jan. 29 friendly against Canada but did not appear … Was called into U.S. U-20 national team camp while in college but did not appear.
Born in Livingston, N.J., Lade attended Morristown High School, located in the same county as the Red Bulls' training complex in East Hanover.
Signed as Homegrown Player on December 5, 2011.