Short representing United States in September 2017
|Full name||Casey Short|
|Date of birth||August 23, 1990|
|Place of birth||Naperville, Illinois, United States|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Chicago Red Stars|
|2008–2012||Florida State Seminoles||81||(7)|
|2014||Chicago Red Stars||0||(0)|
|2016–||Chicago Red Stars||47||(4)|
|2010||United States U20|
|2013||United States U23|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of July 1, 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 6, 2019
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