HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Vancouver on March 2, 2018. Re-signed with the club on a multi-year contract using Targeted Allocation Money on Dec. 12, 2018.
Parker is a center back who quickly made the leap from college to the professional ranks. Starting his rookie season at USL affiliate Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, Parker became the go-to option to close out the 2015 season for the first team and blossomed into a top center back in MLS before being traded to the Red Bulls.
INTERNATIONAL: Parker was called up to the US national team's annual training camp by Jurgen Klinsmann in Jan. 2016.
OUTSIDE MLS: He made seven appearances for WFC2 in USL league play in 2015.
COLLEGE: Parker played collegiately for St. John's University, playing in 79 of 80 total matches for the Red Storm in his four years there. Was a three-time NSCAA All-Region selection and earned first team All-Big East honors his junior year and second team All-Big East honors his sophomore season. Was also a Big-East All-Rookie selection his freshman year, while helping St. John's win the 2011 Big East Tournament.