|Full name||Erik Ross Palmer-Brown|
|Date of birth||April 24, 1997|
|Place of birth||Napoleon, Ohio, United States|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Sporting Kansas City|
|2009–2013||Sporting Kansas City|
|2013–||Sporting Kansas City||16||(0)|
|2016||→ Porto B (loan)||17||(0)|
|2017||→ Swope Park Rangers (loan)||5||(0)|
|2013||United States U17||5||(0)|
|2014–2015||United States U18||6||(1)|
|2014–2017||United States U20||6||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 10, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 10, 2014
Erik Ross Palmer-Brown (born April 24, 1997) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer. He is also currently on a pre-contract for Manchester City in the Premier League.
Sporting Kansas City
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, making him Sporting Kansas City's youngest ever player.
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. In the same year, Palmer-Brown was voted number 39 on UK website TeamTalk's top 50 Wonderkids in 2014.
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.
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. In 2015, he was called to the roster that played in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
As captain, Palmer-Brown won the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship with the United States. He was awarded the Golden Ball Award by CONCACAF as the best player of the tournament, playing the defensive midfield position. 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 and Scouted Football.
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