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The Colorado Rapids have parted ways with forward Conor Casey, the team’s all-time leading scorer, making him one of eight players the team has decided not to bring back in 2013.
“Conor has been an incredibly important part of the Rapids since he got here in 2007, and has forever left his mark on the club,” said Rapids technical director Paul Bravo. “He’s the Rapids’ all-time leading scorer and the MLS Cup MVP in 2010. But after having a conversation with him about his future, we all decided that it was the right time to move on.”
“It was truly an honor to be able to play in front of my hometown fans and to bring a championship to Denver,” said Casey in a statement issued by the Rapids. “While I am sorry to see my time with the Rapids come to an end, I want to thank the supporters here in Colorado for everything they gave to me and the club over the last several years.”
Injuries have limited Casey to just 32 appearances in his past two seasons. He leaves the Rapids having scored a team record 50 goals in 119 games.
The Rapids parted ways with Casey, as well as Edu, Ian Joyce, Tyrone Marshall, Joseph Nane, Scott Palguta, Tyson Wahl, and Luis Zapata.
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