U.S. Soccer
Erik Palmer-Brown
U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team

Erik Palmer-Brown

Defender Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    6-4 / 184

  • Hometown

    Lee's Summit, Mo.

  • Club

    Sporting Kansas City

Soccer:

  • Joined the U.S. Residency program for the Spring 2013 semester. In addition to the U-17s, he has also participated with the U.S. U-15 and U-18 teams.
  • Began playing soccer with Lee Summit Soccer Academy (U4-U7), KC Inter, and KC United before trying out with Development Academy side Sporting Kansas City in June 2009 and making the team.
  • Sign as a professional at age 16 as a homegrown player with Sporting KC on August 2, 2013.
  • Made his MLS debut and first start on May 18 in a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Fire, becoming the youngest player in MLS history (17 years, 24 days) to start a regular season match as a defender.
  • Was a finalist for US Soccer’s 2013 Young Male Athlete of the Year award.

Misc:

  • Son of Marilyn Palmer and the late Harry Brown.
  • Was born in Napoleon, Ohio but moved to Lee’s Summit, Missouri when he was one and half years old.
  • Attended Lee’s Summit High School prior to residency, and is set to graduate from Archbishop O’Hara High School in the spring 2015.
  • Had previously dreamed of going to Ohio State University as his grandfather was a big fan of the school’s sports teams and always talked about the Buckeyes.
  • He is the second youngest player on the World Cup roster behind Cameron Carter-Vickers.
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