HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from the New York Red Bulls on Jan. 19, 2021, in exchange for $300,000 in General Allocation Money in 2021 and $150,000 General Allocation Money in 2022 and up to $600,000 in additional performance-based incentives.
Parker is a rugged, athletic center back who'll bring strength and leadership to the Houston Dynamo backline in 2021.
INTERNATIONAL: Parker was first called up to the US national team's annual training camp by Jurgen Klinsmann in Jan. 2016. Was called into the USMNT June camp, earning his first career cap against Ireland before his first career start against France. Earned two more call-ups in 2018.
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.