A Men’s National Team debutant in 2009, Perkins went on to tend the nets for the USA during the team’s memorable run to the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup final. As a former MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, Perkins has made a successful jump abroad, becoming the No. 1 for Norwegian Premier League club Vålerenga, who he helped to a league title in 2008. A vocal presence and an agile shot stopper, Perkins heads into 2010 fighting for a spot as one of a number of goalkeepers backing up Tim Howard.
- Debuted for the USA in a 3-2 win against Sweden on Jan. 24, 2009 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
- Earned his first clean sheet in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup opener against Grenada, and went on to feature in five of six games during the USA’s run to the final of the regional championship
- The 2006 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, he was also a member of the MLS Best XI as he helped D.C. United to the MLS Supporters Shield
- Jumped to Vålerenga in Norway in late 2007 and slotted quickly into the starting spot for his new club