Player Details


Michael Parkhurst


5' 11"


161 lbs

Date of Birth

1.24.1984 (38)


Providence, RI USA



Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side



Career Summary

Retired following 2019 season.

One of the most cerebral players in MLS history, Parkhurst was member of the Revolution side that took part in three MLS Cups and also featured along the Crew SC backline for the three seasons before joining Atlanta United. The steady center back will anchor Atlanta United's defense again in 2019.

INTERNATIONAL: Parkhurst has represented the United States internationally on the senior roster since 2007 and has earned 24 caps with the Stars and Stripes. He was a member of the squad that took home the 2007 and 2013 Gold Cup as well as the squad that finished runner-up in the 2009 tournament.

OUTSIDE MLS: Joined Nordsjælland in Denmark after the 2008 MLS season. Made a career-high 30 appearances during the 2011-12 season when the team took home the Superliga title. Appeared in multiple Europa league games during his four and a half seasons in Denmark. Transferred to Augsburg in December 2012.

COLLEGE: At Wake Forest, Parkhurst was a two-time NSCAA Second-Team All-America performer (2003 and 2004) and a 2004 Soccer America first-team performer.

NOTES: No. 9 selection in 2005 SuperDraft...2005 Rookie of the Year...2007 Defender of the Year...2007 MLS Best XI Selection...6-time MLS All-Star (2005, 2007, 2008, 2014, 2017, 2018)...2018 MLS Cup champion.

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