Connor Lade

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Connor Lade
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Personal information
Full name Connor Lade
Date of birth (1989-11-16) November 16, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
New York Red Bulls
Number 5
Youth career
2007–2011 New York Red Bulls
2008–2011 St. John's Red Storm
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– New York Red Bulls 37 (0)
2014 New York Cosmos (loan) 8 (0)
2015 New York Red Bulls II (loan) 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 4, 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Connor Lade (born November 16, 1989 in Morristown, New Jersey[1]) is an American soccer player currently playing for New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.


College and amateur[edit]

Lade grew up in the Convent Station section of Morris Township, New Jersey[2] and attended Morristown High School, where he received numerous accolades during his high school career.[3] In December 2007 he joined the New York Red Bulls Academy and in 2008 decided to attend St. John's University. Lade was a four year starter for St. Johns and helped the Red Storm to the 2009 & 2011 Big East tournament title (Received Defensive MVP in 2011 Big East Tournament).

During his time in college he remained with the Red Bulls Academy and was a member of the New York Red Bull NPSL squad.


Lade was signed by New York Red Bulls as a Home Grown Player on 5 December 2011.[4] Lade made his professional debut for New York on 14 April 2012 in a 2-2 draw with San Jose Earthquakes. On 29 May 2012 Lade scored his first goal for New York in a 3-0 victory over the Charleston Battery in the third round of the US Open Cup.[5]

After struggling for minutes during the 2014 MLS season, Lade was loaned to NASL club New York Cosmos on 28 July 2014.[6] Lade quickly established himself in the Cosmos lineup and appeared in 8 league matches for the club. Lade was recalled by the Red Bulls during the NASL season and on 22 October 2014 scored his lone goal of the season helping the Red Bulls to a 1-1 draw against Montreal Impact in a 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League match. [7]

Lade was loaned to affiliate side New York Red Bulls II during the 2015 season and made his debut as a starter for the side on 4 April 2015 in a 4-1 victory over Toronto FC II, the first victory in club history.[8]


During his college years Lade earned a call-up to the US U-20 national team camp, however he did not make any appearances for the team.

On January 6th 2013, Connor was called up to the U.S. national senior team.



United States New York Red Bulls

Career statistics[edit]

All-time club performance
Club Season United States Major League Soccer US Open Cup MLS Cup CONCACAF Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
New York Red Bulls
2012 26 0 2 2 2 0 - - 30 2
2013 5 0 1 0 - - - - 6 0
2014 6 0 - - 2 0 2 1 10 1
Club Total 37 0 3 2 4 0 2 1 46 3
New York Cosmos
2014 8 0 - - - - - - 8 0
Career Totals 45 0 3 2 4 0 2 1 54 3


  1. ^ Hague, Kim. "Without Marquez, Red Bulls lose again, this time, 4-1 to D.C. United", Daily Harrison, April 22, 2012. Accessed July 18, 2012. "The team started rookie Connor Lade, the Morristown, N.J. native, among the backs and Lade made two costly mistakes that directly led to first half goals."
  2. ^ Canfarotta, Michael. "SJU’s homegrown Red Bull", Times Ledger, December 16, 2011. Accessed July 18, 2012. "On Dec. 5, it was announced that Lade signed a contract with his hometown club. The Convent Station, N.J. native — from just outside Morristown — native was thrilled that he would be getting an opportunity to play for the team he grew up watching."
  3. ^ Staff. "Living a Dream; Ex-St. John's defender signs with Red Bulls", Big Apple Soccer, December 5, 2011. Accessed July 18, 2012. "Lade attended Morristown High School and was a three-time first team All-Conference, All-State and All-County selection."
  4. ^ Kristian Dyer (2012-05-11). "Red Bulls Sign Home-Grown Defender Connor Lade". New York Red Bulls. Retrieved 2011-12-06. 
  5. ^ Franco Panizo (2012-05-30). "USOC: Lade's stunner the next big step in rookie's journey". Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  6. ^ "Red Bulls loan Lade to New York Cosmos". Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  7. ^ "Montreal 1 New York 1". Retrieved 2014-10-22. 
  8. ^ "Red Bulls II earn first victory in team history". Retrieved 4 April 2015. 

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