James “Jimmy” Conrad is a professional football player from the United States, who was born on February 12, 1977 in Arcadia, California. Conrad is best known for playing as a center back for the Kansas City Wizards in the Major League Soccer. As a youth player, Conrad studied at Temple City High School, and was considered as a four-year letterman in football.
When in college, Conrad attended San Diego State University from 1994 to 1995, then he transferred to Los Angeles, and studied at the University of California. While studying at UCLA, he was a member of the football team which later became the NCAA Champions in 1997.
In 1998, Conrad turned pro, but was left undrafted by the MLS. As a result, he was signed by the San Diego Flash, which was a part of the A league. He played with the team for a year, making 25 appearances without any goals. It was in 1999 that he finally made it to the top league by signing with the San Jose Earthquakes. During the said time, he was able to help the club win the 2001 MLS Cup.
Other clubs that Conrad with included a brief stint with Lech Poznan, and his current club, the Kansas City Wizards. So far, he has lasted the longest with the Wizards as he has been with the club since 2003.
Conrad is also a member of the United States national team since 2005. Since the time he joined, he has made 28 appearances for the team and one goal.