The 27 year old Traverse City, Michigan native played collegiately at the University of Maryland and was selected 5th overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. He made 28 MLS appearances for Chivas USA and DC United before spending time with 4 different NASL / USL clubs. Townsend joined the Wilmington Hammerheads just this year and scored 2 goals and 1 assist in 12 appearances with the club.
Photos Courtesy of Wilmington Hammerheads FC
The move was made by FC Cincinnati in the wake of a serious knee injury to standout forward Omar Cummings on August 24th. See the article below for more information.
FCC General Manager Jeff Berding made the following comments regarding the transfer:
“As we look towards the final four games of the regular season and the playoffs, we wanted to ensure we had a full roster available to us and Casey will give the club some depth. He has been with some good clubs and will be a great option to have in the attacking third.” 
As part of the transfer agreement, Townsend will not be able to play against Wilmington in the upcoming match in North Carolina on Sunday September 11th. Mr. Townsend looks mighty good in Orange and Blue and will be a welcome enhancement to FC Cincinnati’s attacking options.