Player Details

Name

RJ Allen

Height

5' 11"

Weight

165 lbs

Date of Birth

4.17.1990 (31)

Birthplace

Staten Island, NY USA

Position

Defender
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

Out of contract following 2019 season.

Allen returns to MLS after spending the first half of 2019 in the NPSL with amateur FC Motown (N.J.) and will look to become a key cog for East contenders Philadelphia. Allen, originally signed by NYCFC after helping prepare David Villa for MLS, is an adept crosser and playmaker from the right back spot.

OUTSIDE MLS: Before playing in MLS, Allen began his professional career in Denmark, playing for Skive IK in 2013. He made 13 appearances for the club, scoring one goal.

COLLEGE: Allen played at Monmouth and was a 2011 NSCAA 2nd team All-American, a 2010: NSCAA 3rd team All-American and was All-Northeast Conference First Team in 2009, 2010 and 2011. 

NOTES: Brother of former MLS striker Brandon Allen.

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