Player Details


Erik Palmer-Brown


6' 3"


176 lbs

Date of Birth

4.24.1997 (24)


Napoleon, OH USA



Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side



2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

Out of contract following 2017 season. 

Palmer-Brown is considered one of the top US youth soccer prospects. A current member of the US Under-20 men’s national team, the center back has been a member of Sporting's MLS senior team during four MLS seasons (2013-2015 and 2017), spending 2016 on loan with FC Porto's reserve team. He featured in both the 2014 and 2015 MLS Homegrown Games during All-Star week. 

INTERNATIONAL: A key member of the US Under-20 national team who played a key role in helping the squad qualify for the 2017 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, winning the Golden Ball as player of the tournament award at the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 championship.

Previously represented the USA at the Under-15, Under-17 and Under-18 levels and in January 2013 was part of the Under-17 US Soccer Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla.

ACADEMY: Progressed through the Sporting KC Academy since joining in June 2009 at age 13. In three years of development, Palmer-Brown was training with SKC's senior team and even appeared in MLS Reserve League action ... Palmer-Brown is a three-time State Cup champion (2009-2011) and appeared in 40 U.S. Soccer Development Academy matches. 

PERSONAL: While playing professionally, Palmer-Brown continued his high school education at Archbishop O'Hara High School in Kansas City, Mo ... Palmer-Brown played one season of high school soccer as a freshman at Lee’s Summit High School in the fall of 2011.

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