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 21)
Place of birth Plano, Texas, United States
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Dallas
Number 23
Youth career
2009–2013 FC Dallas
2010–2011 IMG Soccer Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– FC Dallas 94 (8)
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 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 23, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 12, 2017

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

Career[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]

He 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 a defensive midfielder in 2015.

International[edit]

Acosta was born in the United States to a Japanese father, and was eligible for Japan or the United States.[5] 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.[6] He was also part of the squad two years later at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[7]

He made his full international debut for the United States in a friendly versus Iceland on January 31, 2016.[8]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 July 1, 2017 Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field, East Hartford, United States  Ghana
2–0
2–1
Friendly

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

FC Dallas

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