|Full name||Kellyn Kai Perry-Acosta|
|Date of birth||July 24, 1995|
|Place of birth||Plano, Texas, United States|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2010–2011||IMG Soccer Academy|
|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)|
|* 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
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). 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.
He made his first-team debut in a 3–0 loss at Seattle in August 2013. 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.
Acosta was born in the United States to a Japanese father, and was eligible for Japan or the United States. 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. He was also part of the squad two years later at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
He made his full international debut for the United States in a friendly versus Iceland on January 31, 2016.
|1||July 1, 2017||Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field, East Hartford, United States||Ghana||
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