Current Club: Nashville SC
College: Creighton Blue Jays
High School: Vianney Golden Griffins
Club: St Louis Scott Gallagher
Height: 6′ 2″
Birth Date: May 10, 1994
Birthplace: St. Louis
2020 Jan 20 – traded to Chicago
2018 Dec 13 – Signs with Nashville SC
2017 Oct 7 – Real Monarchs USL Regular Season Champions
2017 Sep 15 – Salt Lake Tribune feature story
2017 Sep 11 – Sparrow signs with Real Salt Lake
2016 Jan – Selected in the fourth round (65th overall) of the MLS Superdraft by Real Salt Lake
2021 Jan 21 Signed by Miami FC
— The Miami FC (@TheMiamiFC) January 21, 2021
Prior to joining Chicago Fire, where he made one appearance in 2020, Sparrow was a member of Nashville SC in their final USL Championship season. At Nashville, the 26 year-old made nine league appearances and added two more starts in the U.S. Open Cup. Nashville finished second in the Eastern Conference, while reaching the Eastern Conference Semifinal for their first time in their short club history.
Originally selected by MLS’ Real Salt Lake in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, the St. Louis, Missouri native, spent three year in Utah between RSL and their USL Championship affiliate Real Monarchs. Sparrow went on to make 31 USL Championship appearances in three seasons, while making one U.S. Open Cup start for RSL in 2018. His standout season came in 2017, when he made a career high 20 starts, leading Real Monarchs to a USL Regular Season title.
2020 Nov 12 Chicago Fire announce Connor Sparrow’s option will not be picked up, he is eligible for the MLS Re-Entry Draft on Dec 17. Eligible Players include those who are at least 22 years old, have a minimum of one service year, and their contract options were not exercised by their clubs or they did not receive a bona fide offer. The list of players eligible for selection in the Re-Entry Process – Stage 1 will be released by MLS Communications on Dec. 14.
— Brian Sandalow (@BrianSandalow) August 29, 2020
Things are ramping up in week 2⃣ of training
— Nashville SC (@NashvilleSC) January 29, 2019
We're flying high with player news. We're excited to announce the signing of @ConnorSparrow24!
— Nashville SC (@NashvilleSC) December 13, 2018
Top notch stuff pic.twitter.com/2UYlWTYfz2
— Real Salt Lake (@realsaltlake) January 25, 2018
What will 2018 look like for Connor Sparrow? Nick Rimando's backup or? https://t.co/urLeuyy3hM
— soccerSTL (@SoccerSTL) November 18, 2017
Sparrow made one appearance in net for RSL last season in the 4th round of the U.S. Open Cup, and made the 18 as the backup keeper in 12 league matches in 2018.
He also made nine appearances for Real Monarchs in the USL Championship in 2018 to stay fresh, allowing seven goals and keeping four shutouts. The Monarchs finished 2018 as the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference.
Sparrow joins the first team after spending two seasons with the Monarchs, making 18 starts. He holds a record of 10-3-5 with six shutouts and a 1.11 goals against average. This season he is 10-2-4 with six shutouts and a 0.88 GAA. He has faced four penalties this year without allowing a goal.
2017 was a breakout season, when Sparrow made 20 appearances between the pipes for the Monarchs, going 11-6-3 and allowing just 18 goals while keeping seven shutouts. He led the Monarchs to the best record in the USL Championship and No. 1 seed in the USL Cup Playoffs.
At the collegiate level, he started 49 matches in three seasons at Creighton, allowing 32 goals while earning 23 shutouts after playing his freshman season at University of Missouri-Kansas City. In his senior season with Creighton, he led the Blue Jays to the Elite Eight while posting nine shutouts in 23 matches, including one in a Sweet Sixteen victory over North Carolina.
— OptaJack⚽️ (@OptaJack) December 31, 2017
— RSL in the Community (@RSLcommunity) November 2, 2017
— USL Championship (@USLChampionship) October 8, 2017
— The Salt Lake Tribune (@sltrib) September 16, 2017
Catch Sean Melvin, Connor Sparrow and Sean Lewis on full display in #USL Saves of the Week!
— USL Championship (@USLChampionship) September 12, 2017
— Real Salt Lake (@realsaltlake) September 11, 2017
SLSG Alums and long time training partners Connor Sparrow and Tomas Gomez going for the golden glove in the @USL .Good luck on your conquest pic.twitter.com/pJqfQOJA5o
— SLSG Goalkeeping (@slsggoalkeeping) August 18, 2017
Connor Sparrow back on the USL Team of the Week. Remind us all what can be done with a 4th round draft pick. https://t.co/0AEkGgdEdw
— Dave Cheever (@Takeyabue) August 15, 2017
— USL Championship (@USLChampionship) August 13, 2017
— Carla Swensen-Haslam (@CarlitaS07) June 9, 2017
Congrats to Connor Sparrow for being named to the USL Team of the Week! pic.twitter.com/eXVaEgTxob
— Real Monarchs (@RealMonarchs) June 6, 2017
— USL Championship (@USLChampionship) June 4, 2017
Creighton (3 years) – He started 49 matches and kept 23 clean sheets over three seasons. He earned the starting spot his junior year and went to rank second nationally in goals-against average (0.49) that season. He helped lead the Bluejays to the NCAA tournament quarterfinals two years in a row.
UMKC (1 year) –