|Full name||Juan Carlos Parra|
|Date of birth||February 3, 1977|
|Place of birth||West Haven, Connecticut, United States|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|SC Baltimore Stars|
|1998||→ MLS Pro 40 (loan)||12||(1)|
|1999–2000||New England Revolution||26||(1)|
|2000||→ MLS Pro 40 (loan)||3||(0)|
|2000||→ Connecticut Wolves (loan)||2||(0)|
|1997||United States U-20||14||(1)|
|1998–2000||United States U-23||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Carlos Parra (born February 3, 1977) is a retired American soccer player who was the first player signed by MLS Pro 40. He played professionally as a defender in Major League Soccer and the USL First Division.
In 1997, Parra graduated from Hamden Hall Country Day School where he was a two-time Parade Magazine All American soccer player. On March 1, 1997, Parra became the first player to sign with MLS Project 40. The league assigned him to the MetroStars. He began the 1998 season on loan to MLS Pro 40 in the USISL A-League. On June 5, 1998, the MetroStars traded Parra to the Miami Fusion for Ramiro Corrales. On June 4, 1999 the Fusion sent Parra to the New England Revolution for Tony Kuhn and a second-round pick in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft. The Revolution sent him on loan to MLS Pro 40 and the Connecticut Wolves during the 2000 season. On March 20, 2001, the Revolution traded Parra and Imad Baba to the Colorado Rapids for Matt Okoh and the Rapids second round draft pick in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft. On March 26, the Rapids waived Parra. Parra then signed with the Rochester Rhinos of the USL A-League. On June 11, 2001, Parra moved to the Atlanta Silverbacks as part of a three-team trade. As part of the trade deal, the Silverbacks sent Steve Armas to the Minnesota Thunder and the Thunder sent Stoian Mladenov to the Rhinos. On February 10, 2003, Parra signed with the Minnesota Thunder. He played two games, then retired.
In 1997, Parra played two games for the United States men's national under-20 soccer team at the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship. From 1998 to 2000, he also played nine times for the United States men's national under-23 soccer team.
- Parra Takes Fast Lane To Mls Job
- 2000 MLS Pro 40
- 2000 Connecticut Wolves
- March 20, 2001 Sports Briefs
- Rapids Also Waive Lee, Lukin, Trout, Carroll, And Parra Archived June 13, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
- "Thunder Acquires Midfield Star from Atlanta, Trades Mladenov". Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2012-08-31.
- MN Thunder sign Parra