9/8/2016- On Thursday afternoon FC Cincinnati announced it had acquired Casey Townsend, a 27 year old forward from the Wilmington Hammerheads. This season, Townsend made 12 USL appearances for Wilmington scoring 2 goals and added an assist.
He spent the 2015 season in USL with OKC Energy FC leading the team with 6 assists. In 2014 Casey played with Tampa Bay of NASL.
General Manager Jeff Berding commented on the signing,“As we look towards the final four games of the regular season and the playoffs, we wanted to ensure we had a full roster available to us and Casey will give the club some depth. He has been with some good clubs and will be a great option to have in the attacking third.”
Townsend, like some of his new teammates, has spent time in MLS. He was drafted 5th overall in the 2012 MLS Superdraft by Chivas USA, where he made 17 appearances, including 10 starts. Prior to the 2013 season, he was traded to DC United where he spent the year between DC and Richmond Kickers.
Before turning professional he played his college soccer at the University of Maryland. During his time at Maryland, Townsend was named as a 2011 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Semifinalist, 2011 NSCAA All-American First Team and All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team in both 2010 and 2011. Townsend was hailed as one of the nation’s top goal scoring threats when he netted 17 goals his senior year.