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 rugged, athletic center back who partners with Aaron Long as arguably the best tandem in MLS. Arriving in a preseason trade, Parker made 29 regular season starts and scored one goal to go along with two assists.
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.