Kellyn Acosta

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Kellyn Acosta
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Personal information
Full name Kellyn Kai Perry-Acosta[1]
Date of birth (1995-07-24) July 24, 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Plano, Texas, United States
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Colorado Rapids
Number 10
Youth career
2009–2013 FC Dallas
2010–2011 IMG Soccer Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2018 FC Dallas 117 (10)
2018– Colorado Rapids 28 (3)
National team
2010–2011 United States U17 18 (0)
2012 United States U18 4 (0)
2013–2015 United States U20 15 (0)
2016 United States U23 2 (0)
2016– United States 23 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 13, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 20, 2018

Kellyn Kai Perry-Acosta (born July 24, 1995) is an American soccer player who currently plays for the Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer and for the United States men's national soccer team.

Club career[edit]

FC Dallas[edit]

Acosta played for the FC Dallas Development Academy prior to becoming a homegrown signing in July 2012 (although he was not eligible for selection until the 2013 season).[2] He did make three MLS Reserve League appearances. He was named U.S. Soccer Development Academy Central Conference Player of the Year in 2011–12.[3]

Acosta made his first-team debut in a 3–0 loss at Seattle in August 2013.[4] He made nine consecutive starts from August to October of that season. His 2014 season was interrupted by a knee injury. He initially played fullback for the club, but eventually transitioned to a starting role as a defensive midfielder in 2015.

Colorado Rapids[edit]

On July 23, 2018, Acosta was traded to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for Dominique Badji. [5]

International career[edit]

Acosta was born in the United States to a Japanese father, and was eligible for Japan or the United States.[6] After having played in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Acosta became the youngest member of the U.S. squad at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[7] He was also part of the squad two years later at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[8]

Acosta made his senior international debut for the United States in a friendly versus Iceland on January 31, 2016.[9] He was selected to the U.S. squad for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup,[10] which the U.S. would go on to win.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of June 13, 2019
Club Season League Playoffs US Open Cup CONCACAF Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Dallas 2013 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2014 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2015 21 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 26 4
2016 32 2 2 0 5 0 3 0 42 2
2017 23 3 0 0 0 0 4 3 27 6
2018 13 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 1
Total 117 10 6 0 9 1 7 3 139 14
Colorado Rapids 2018 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2
2019 16 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 1
Total 28 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 29 3
Career total 145 13 6 0 10 1 7 3 168 17

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list United States' goal tally first.[11]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 July 1, 2017 Rentschler Field, East Hartford, United States  Ghana
2–0
2–1
Friendly
2 October 11, 2018 Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, United States  Colombia
1–1
2–4

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

FC Dallas

International[edit]

United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. May 30, 2015. p. 23. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "Google". google.com.
  3. ^ Drew Epperley. "Kellyn Acosta Named U.S. Soccer Development Academy Central Conference Player of the Year". Big D Soccer.
  4. ^ "Acosta pleased with first MLS appearance in Seattle". FC Dallas.
  5. ^ "FC Dallas' Kellyn Acosta traded to Colorado for package including Dom Badji". MLSSoccer.
  6. ^ "10 Things: FC Dallas' versatile Kellyn Acosta on playing for his childhood MLS idol". February 22, 2016.
  7. ^ "Kellyn Acosta named to US U-20 World Cup roster". Soccer Blog. Archived from the original on January 19, 2015.
  8. ^ "U-20 2015 World Cup Roster".
  9. ^ "U.S. MNT vs. Iceland".
  10. ^ "Bruce Arena Names 23-Player U.S. MNT Roster for 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup". www.ussoccer.com. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  11. ^ "Acosta, Kellyn". National Football Teams. Retrieved May 30, 2018.

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