Player Details


Connor Lade


5' 7"


150 lbs

Date of Birth

11.16.1989 (33)


Morristown, New Jersey USA



Player Category

2023 MLS Regular Season
2023 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary


• First MLS goal - vs Orlando City, 7/13/2016 in the 37th minute, assisted by Bradley Wright-Phillips
• First MLS assist - vs New England, 4/28/2012 on a Thierry Henry goal in the 7th minute
• First MLS game - vs San Jose, 4/14/2012
• First MLS start - at D.C. United, 4/22/2012

2019: Started 10 of 11 matches he appeared in ... scored the game-winning goal against FC Cincinnati on April 27 ... tallied an assist the following match against LA Galaxy on May 4...named to MLS Team of the Week in week 9...retired at the end of the 2019 season. Open Cup: Came off the bench for 33 minutes against the Revolution in the Fourth Round on June 11. CCL: One of seven players to start all four matches.

2018: Started in 13 of 17 matches he appeared in ... appeared in his 100th career MLS match against New England on June 2 ...tallied his lone assist against Portland Timbers in the season opener on March 10. CCL: Appeared against Club Tijuana in the Quarterfinals on March 6. Open Cup: Started in one of two matches he appeared in.  

2017: Tallied 16 starts and 21 appearances overall ... recorded two assists ... made his first appearance of the MLS regular season, starting at right back against Real Salt Lake (March 25) ... suffered a season-ending ACL injury last August ... tallied his first point of the season with an assist against San Jose on July 19 ... returned to the 18-man roster and made an appearance against Orlando after missing four matches. Open Cup: Made one start and appeared twice off the bench. Playoffs: Appeared in one minute against Chicago in the Knockout Round (10/25)

2016: Made 18 appearances, including 15 starts, scoring one goal and one assist. Made season debut as a substitute on March 19 in 4-3 win over Houston... Set career-high for shots in a game with five against SKC on April 9... Scored first career goal, game winner, vs Orlando City on July 13... Assist on late game-tying goal at Chicago on July 31... Suffered season-ending ACL injury at Los Angeles on August 7. Champions League: Made one appearance in CONCACAF Champions league. Open Cup: Made one start in USOC.

2015: Played 18 regular season games, including 16 starts, and recorded one assist … Made first start of season, at right back, at New England on May 2 ... Started 11 consecutive regular season matches from July 4 - Sept. 16 … Tallied first assist of the season on the game-winner vs. Columbus on Oct. 3 … Playoffs: Did not play in MLS Cup Playoffs … Started and played two USL games with New York Red Bulls II on April 4 (vs. Toronto FC II) and April 22 (vs. Richmond Kickers) … Open Cup: Started all three Open Cup matches … Played full 90 minutes in a fourth round win against NASL’s Atlanta Silverbacks … Played full 90 minutes in Round of 16 win against NASL’s New York Cosmos … Played all 120 minutes in Quarterfinal of shootout loss vs. Philadelphia Union.

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 Oct. 26 in New York’s 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 Sept. 17 in New York’s 1-0 loss in CCL group play at Montreal Impact and was shown a red card in the 76th minute … Was unavailable for New York’s match against C.D. FAS on Sept. 24 due to prior red card suspension … Scored in New York’s 1-1 draw against the Montreal Impact in CCL play on October 22 … MLS Reserve League: Served as captain and recorded an assist vs. USL 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 Dynamo 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 … 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: 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 … 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 … 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 Battery on May 29 … Played all 120 minutes in midfield in 3-1 overtime loss at Harrisburg City Islanders 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 Men’s 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 Hanover.


Signed as a Homegrown Player on December 5, 2011.