Tim Parker (soccer)

Timothy Ryan Parker (born February 23, 1993) is an American soccer player who currently plays for New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer.

Tim Parker
Personal information
Full name Timothy Ryan Parker
Date of birth (1993-02-23) February 23, 1993
Place of birth Hicksville, New York, United States
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
New York Red Bulls
Number 26
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 St. John's Red Storm 79 (4)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Long Island Rough Riders 7 (0)
2013 Brooklyn Italians 5 (0)
2015–2017 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 76 (1)
2015Whitecaps FC 2 (loan) 7 (0)
2018– New York Red Bulls 60 (1)
National team
2006 United States U14
2011 United States U18
2016 United States U23 1 (0)
2018– United States 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 11, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 9, 2018

Early career

Parker played his high school soccer at Hicksville High School, tallying 25 goals, 8 assists, and being named Gatorade High School Player of the Year in his final season in 2011.[1] He spent his entire college career at St. John's University. He made a total of 79 appearances for the Red Storm and tallied four goals and four assists.

He also played in the Premier Development League for Long Island Rough Riders[2] and appeared for the Brooklyn Italians of the National Premier Soccer League in 2013.[3]

Professional career

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

On January 15, 2015, Parker was selected 13th overall in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by Vancouver Whitecaps FC.[4] On March 30, he made his professional debut for USL affiliate club Whitecaps FC 2 in a 4–0 defeat to Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC 2.[5] On August 5, he scored in his CONCACAF Champions League debut against the Seattle Sounders FC.[6] Parker scored in the second leg of the 2015 Canadian Championship Final against the Montreal Impact, helping Vancouver win their first championship 4–2 on aggregate.[7]

On June 29, 2016, Parker scored in his second straight Canadian Championship Final. Vancouver would end up losing the match in added time to Toronto FC.[8] He scored his first MLS goal on May 20, 2017 in a 2–0 victory against Sporting Kansas City and was later named to the MLS Team of the Week.[9][10]

New York Red Bulls

On March 2, 2018, Parker was traded to New York Red Bulls in exchange for Felipe, $500,000 in targeted allocation money (TAM) and a 2018 international roster slot.[11] On March 6, 2018 he made his Red Bulls debut, appearing as a starter in a 2–0 victory in Mexico over Club Tijuana in the CONCACAF Champions League.[12] On September 30, 2018, Parker scored his first goal for New York in a 2–0 victory over Atlanta United.[13]

International career

In January 2016 Parker received his first call-up to the senior United States squad for friendlies against Iceland and Canada.[14] He did not appear in either of the two matches. Two years later, he was called up for a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina.[15] Parker made his senior team debut against Ireland on June 2, 2018.[16]

Career statistics


As of July 7, 2019[17]
Club Season League MLS Cup Domestic Cup CONCACAF Total
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2015 150204141252
2016 290003130351
2017 321301040401
Total 76150821111004
Whitecaps FC 2 (loan) 2015 7000000070
New York Red Bulls 2018 291411040382
2019 160001040210
Total 451412080592
Career total 1282911021911666


As of June 10, 2018
National teamYearAppsGoals
United States 201820


Vancouver Whitecaps FC

New York Red Bulls


  1. "HICKSVILLE'S PARKER GATORADE BOYS SOCCER POY". lisoccer. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  2. "2012 Long Island Rough Riders stats". USLPDL.com. Premier Development League. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  3. "Parker, Tim". National Football Teams. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  4. "Whitecaps FC select defender Tim Parker in first round of 2015 MLS SuperDraft". WhitecapsFC.com. Vancouver Whitecaps FC. January 15, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  5. Devji, Farhan (March 29, 2015). "WFC2 fall 4–0 to Sounders FC 2 in USL opener". WhitecapsFC.com. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  6. "Seattle Sounders and Vancouver share the spoils in CCL opener". ESPN.com.
  7. "Canadian Champions: Whitecaps FC defeat Montreal 2–0 to win first Voyageurs Cup". WhitecapsFC.com.
  8. "Toronto FC stuns Vancouver with late goal to win Canadian Championship". CBC.CA.
  9. McColl, Mitch (May 20, 2017). "Tim Parker scores first MLS goal, helps Vancouver Whitecaps to shutout win". WhitecapsFC.com. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  10. "2017 Team of the Week (Wk 12): Superstars, and Men in Red, shine". MLSSoccer.com.
  11. "Tim Parker-Felipe trade between 'Caps, RBNY done; get the details". MLSSoccer.com. March 2, 2018. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  12. "BWP, Robles Lead New York Past Club Tijuana". NewYorkRedBulls.com. March 6, 2018. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  13. "New York Red Bulls Blank Atlanta in 2-0 Win". NewYorkRedBulls.com. September 30, 2018. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  14. "Evans, Orozco Released to Club Teams as MNT's January Camp Winds Down".
  15. "Sarachan Calls 30 Player Roster to National Training Center for 2018 January Camp". ussoccer.com. United States Soccer Federation. January 8, 2018. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  16. "Young U.S. MNT Downed 2–1 by Late Goal in Back-and-Forth Battle vs. Ireland". www.ussoccer.com.
  17. "Tim Parker". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
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