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ERIK PALMER-BROWN
Holland NAC Breda (Eredivisie)
on loan from England Manchester City (Premiership)
#6 | Defender
Birth Date
Birth Place
Height/Weight
US Caps/Goals
April 24, 1997 (Age: 21)
Lee's Summit, Missouri
6' 1", 175 lbs (1.85 m, 80 kg)
2/0
Club Career

Palmer-Brown played in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. On August 2, 2013, at the age of 16, he signed his first professional contract,[2] making him Sporting Kansas City's youngest ever player.[3]

In January 2014, Italian Serie A team Juventus reportedly made a $1 million bid for Erik Palmer-Brown, which was rejected by Sporting Kansas City.[4] In the same year, Palmer-Brown was voted number 39 on UK website TeamTalk's top 50 Wonderkids in 2014.[5]

He made his debut for Sporting Kansas City on May 18, 2014 in a regular season match against Chicago Fire. But it ended prematurely when he was sent off in the 64th minute for a second yellow card after giving away a penalty in the 15th minute in a 2–1 loss.

On February 1, 2016 Palmer-Brown was loaned to Portuguese club Porto until December 31, 2016.[7] He started regularly in central defense for Porto B, helping them to the LigaPro title.

Palmer-Brown signed a contract with Premier League side Manchester City before immediately getting loaned to Belgian First Division A club KV Kortrijk until the end of the 2017-18 season.[9]

Palmer-Brown was loaned to NAC Breda for the 2018-19 season.

International Career

Palmer-Brown has represented the United States at the U-15, U-17, U-18, and U-20 levels. He has made 6 appearances for the U-18 team up to this point, scoring his first goal for the team in a 1–0 win over the Czech Republic.[11] In 2015, he was called to the roster that played in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[12]

As captain, Palmer-Brown won the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship with the United States.[13] He was awarded the Golden Ball Award by CONCACAF as the best player of the tournament, playing the defensive midfield position.[14] Palmer-Brown then played in central defense for the United States at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and was named to the Best XI of the Tournament by both Squawka[15] and Scouted Football.[16]

On May 28, 2018, Palmer-Brown made his senior national team debut in a 3-0 win against Bolivia.

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