- U.S. National Team: MNT
- Position: Goalkeeper
- Date Of Birth: July 20, 1981
- Height: 6-2
- Weight: 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
Attended the University of South Florida during 2001 and 2002, earning All-Conference USA second-team honors during his second and final season with the Bulls … Transferred to the University of Evansville where he completed his college career with the Purple Aces … Allowed just 21 goals in 19 matches for the Purple Aces.
Worked as a mortgage loans processor to supplement his income while playing for D.C. United … United fans responded by creating a banner “Perkins Saves … And Loans” … Had never been on a boat before college, but now loves being on the water … Left U.S. training camp in January of 2009 to take part with his club team in a three-day boot camp run by the Norwegian special forces … Married to Betsy.