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 29)
Place of birth Rancho Santa Margarita, California, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
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)
2010–2015 LA Galaxy 7 (0)
2014LA Galaxy II (loan) 5 (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 April 24, 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 30, 2014

Brian Gregory Perk (born July 21, 1989) is an American soccer player.

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 October 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]

  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. p. 23. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
  2. ^ 2010 MLS SuperDraft Archived January 19, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Recap: Man Utd Top Union 1–0". July 21, 2010.
  4. ^ "Union Waive Goalkeeper Brian Perk". July 30, 2010.
  5. ^ "Galaxy Claim Goalkeeper Brian Perk off waivers". August 4, 2010.

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