|Full name||Casey Grace Murphy|
|Date of birth||April 25, 1996|
|Place of birth||Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|2015–2016||United States U20||12||(0)|
|2017–||United States U23|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of July 14, 2019|
Casey Murphy (born April 25, 1996) is an American professional soccer player who plays goalkeeper for Reign FC of the National Women's Soccer League. She was a starter for the United States Under 20 Women's National Team during the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and has been a regular for the US U-23 WNT, she was also a standout GK at Rutgers University.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
The goalkeeper, often shortened to keeper or goalie, is one of the major positions of association football. It is the most specialised position in the sport. The goalkeeper's primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring. This is accomplished by the goalkeeper moving into the path of the ball and either catching it or directing it away from the vicinity of the goal line. Within the penalty area goalkeepers are able to use their hands, making them the only players on the field permitted to handle the ball. The special status of goalkeepers is indicated by them wearing different coloured kits from their teammates.
Reign FC is an American professional women's soccer team based in Tacoma, Washington. Founded in 2012 as Seattle Reign FC, it was one of eight inaugural members of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). Laura Harvey was the team's first head coach and led the team to two consecutive NWSL Shield wins in 2014 and 2015. Vlatko Andonovski, who won two consecutive NWSL Championships with FC Kansas City over the Reign, is the current head coach.
She signed with Montpellier in January 2018.
Murphy is the daughter of Michael and Jill Murphy and has a brother named Kyle. She first started playing soccer at the age of five. At around the age of 10, she started to play only as a goalkeeper. Raised in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey, Murphy attended and played soccer and basketball for Bridgewater-Raritan High School.She also trained with the PDA Slammers, part of the Elite Clubs National League. Murphy was the No. 18 overall player in New Jersey and was a four-star recruit. In 2014, she chose to attend Rutgers University.
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Murphy played for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights from 2014–2017.She redshirted her final year to compete in the U-20 FIFA World Cup. Murphy earned the Female Big Ten Medal of Honor in May 2018. Throughout her career, she earned several accolades and distinctions, including twice the Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year, twice an All-Big Ten First Team selection, and twice an All-Region First Team honoree. Murphy was also named a 2017 Mac Hermann Trophy Semifinalist. With 45 clean sheets in her college career, Murphy is Rutgers' all-time leader for career shutouts and ranks second in Big Ten history.
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In January 2018, Murphy signed a professional contract with Montpellier HSC to play in France's Division 1 Féminine.She was initially expected to return to the NWSL and Sky Blue FC in June, but extended her contract with the team in April 2018. In her first season with Montpellier, Murphy started in 11 games. She also earned the Division 1 Best Keeper Award and was selected by French media as part of the league's Best XI. She also participated in both the Coupe de France Féminine and the UEFA Women's Champions League.
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On May 20, 2018, Murphy was selected as goalkeeper of the year in Division 1 Féminine by the French Football Federation.
On May 15, 2019, Murphy signed for Reign FC.
Murphy has participated in several U.S. Youth National Teams. She played for the U-14 Girls' National Team in 2010, the U-15 Girls' National Team in 2011, the U-18 Women's National Team in 2013, and the U-20 Women's National Team starting in 2015.Though not part of the 2015 CONCACAF championship team, Murphy played for the U.S. at the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea. She recently attended the U-23 Women's National Team's first training camp of the year in January 2018.
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Following her move to France and her performances with Montpellier HSC in Division 1 Féminine, Murphy was called up with the US Women's National Team for a set of friendlies in June 2018 against China PR.She wasn't part of the 18 for either game, and has yet to be capped by the senior team.
On August 23, 2018 Murphy was named to the United States U-23 team for the 2018 Nordic tournament.
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