Player Details


Erik Palmer-Brown


6' 3"


176 lbs

Date of Birth

4.24.1997 (27)


Napoleon, OH USA



Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side



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.