Jimmy Conrad’s importance to the Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer is underscored by the fact he played every minute during the 2008 regular season and postseason. That’s what happens for a player who is a five-time MLS All-Star, the 2005 MLS Defender of the Year and a finalist for the award three other times. During the 2009 season – Conrad’s 11th in MLS and seventh with the Wizards – he was expected to play in his 250th regular-season game.
The highly regarded Conrad has been a captain of the U.S. Men’s National Team and played in the 2006 World Cup. At UCLA, he was a member of the 1997 Division I national championship squad. He actively discusses MLS through internet writing and radio podcasts.