Brian Perk

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Brian Perk
Personal information
Full name Brian Gregory Perk[1]
Date of birth (1989-07-21) July 21, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Rancho Santa Margarita, California, United States
Height 1.79 metres (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
LA Galaxy
Number 1
Youth career
1998–2004 Pateadores
2004–2006 IMG Soccer Academy
2006–2009 UCLA Bruins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Seattle Wolves 1 (0)
2010 Philadelphia Union 0 (0)
2010– LA Galaxy 7 (0)
2014 LA Galaxy II (loan) 7 (0)
National team
2004–2006 United States U17 9 (0)
2006–2007 United States U18 8 (0)
2007–2009 United States U20 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 14, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 October 2012

Brian Gregory Perk (born July 21, 1989) is an American soccer player who plays for the LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College and Amateur[edit]

Perk appeared in goal for the UCLA Bruins between 2006 and 2009, where he won numerous individual honors, including - 2006 Top Drawer Soccer All-Freshman second team 2007 Pre-season All-American selection by Soccer America and Pac-10 Player of the Week for Sept. 4-10 and Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week on Oct. 15 2008 Pac-10 Player of the Week for Oct. 21 (2009)Named Pac-10 Player of the Week twice (week of Oct. 18, Sept. 6) and Second-team NSCAA All-American and first-team All-Pac-10 honoree and Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Season .

During his college years Perk also played in the USL Premier Development League for Seattle Wolves.

Professional[edit]

Perk was drafted in the fourth round (49th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by Philadelphia Union.[2] He debuted on July 14, 2010, coming in as a second-half substitute in a friendly against Celtic F.C.. He would also play in the second half of another friendly against Manchester United on July 21, 2010 at Lincoln Financial Field.[3]

Perk was waived by Philadelphia on July 30, 2010 without ever making a first team appearance for the club.[4] Shortly after his release, he was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Galaxy on August 4, 2010.[5]

In his first career MLS appearance on July 4, 2011 for Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders FC, he saved a penalty kick taken by Fredy Montero in the first half and secured a clean sheet after the final whistle.

International[edit]

Perk was the starting goalkeeper for the USA at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2009 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

Honors[edit]

LA Galaxy[edit]

References[edit]

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