U.S. Soccer
Men's National Team

Troy Perkins

Goalkeeper Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    6-2 / 190

  • Hometown

    Worthington, Ohio

  • Club

    D.C. United

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
2009: Made his U.S. Men’s National Team debut against Sweden in a 3-2 victory on Jan. 24, 2009 … Made five appearances during the USA’s 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, keeping three clean sheets … Named ussoccer.com’s Man of the Match for his four save performance in the 2-0 victory against Honduras in the semifinals of the Gold Cup … Ended the season with six appearances and a 1.26 GAA, the best of any U.S. goalkeeper during the year … 2007: Called into a pair of training camps but was not capped … First Appearance: Jan. 24, 2009 vs. Sweden … First Shutout: July 4, 2009 vs. Grenada.
2010: Returned to MLS, where his former club D.C. United traded with Philadelphia for the allocation position to acquire him … 2009: Returned for his second year in Norwegian soccer … Started 27 games in the league as Vålerenga finished seventh in the table … Featured in four cup matches and two UEFA Europa League games … Started 33 games in all competitions for Vålerenga … Earned seven shutouts in all competitions during 2009 … 2008: After signing for Vålerenga he stepped into the starting lineup, establishing himself as the club’s No. 1 goalkeeper … Helped his club to their first Cup title in six years with a 4-1 victory against Stabaek in the final … 2007: Started 29 games in what would prove to be his last year in MLS … Earned eight shutouts, tying his career high … Posted an impressive 1.10 GAA as D.C. United again won the MLS Supporters Shield … Signed with Vålerenga of Norway following the conclusion of the MLS season … 2006: Led the league in wins with 15 … An All-Star, he helped MLS keep a shutout against Chelsea … Started 30 games for D.C. United, earning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and MLS Best XI honors … Helped United win the MLS Supporters Shield … 2005: Moved back into a backup role with D.C. United, making two appearances … Led the reserve team to the inaugural championship … 2004: Signed for D.C. United on a developmental contract as an undrafted rookie … Worked his way onto the senior roster and into the starting 11 due to injuries … Finished with three shutouts and a 1.63 GAA in 16 league appearances as D.C. won the title.
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