Tim Parker Called to USMNT Camp|
Jan. 8, 2018
QUEENS, N.Y. -
Former St. John’s men’s soccer standout Tim Parker found himself among the 30 individuals called to camp for the United States Men’s National Team on Monday afternoon.
Parker, who will be making his second appearance in a USMNT camp after also earning the invite in 2016, will report to the National Training Center in Carson, Calif., on Wednesday.
“We’re excited about our 2018 January Camp roster. It’s all about the future and opportunity,” said Head Coach Dave Sarachan. “We clearly feel that we want to have a look at these players that have the chance to be a part of the National Team for a number of years to come. It’s a long journey forward, but this is the first step starting in 2018 for the program and for these players to now get experience at this level.”
The national team is currently scheduled to compete in one friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovinia on Jan. 28 at the StubHub Center. The game will be broadcast on FS1 at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Parker is one of three St. John’s players to ever earn a call up to the United States Senior National Team, joining former Red Storm teammate Connor Lade and 2003 MAC Hermann Trophy winner Chris Wingert. In 2016, Parker also made an appearance with the U.S. U-23 team in Olympic qualifying.
Parker, who recently completed his third MLS season with the Vancouver Whitecaps, enjoyed a stellar campaign in 2017. The Hicksville, N.Y., native started all 32 of his regular season appearances, registering his first MLS goal and assist. His 86 headed clearances ranked second in the entire league, while also leading the team with 2,880 minutes played, 1,567 touches, 960 successful passes and 73 aerials won, the last of which was good enough for fifth in MLS. The centerback helped lead the Whitecaps to an appearance in the Western Conference semifinals before falling to the Seattle Sounders.
From 2011-14, Parker registered one of the most memorable careers in the history of St. John’s soccer. After helping the Red Storm capture its ninth BIG EAST title as a freshman, Parker went on to earn a pair of First Team All-BIG EAST honorees and a trio of NSCAA All-Region accolades. At the conclusion on his amateur career, Parker was selected with the 13th overall pick of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, becoming the first St. John’s player ever taken in the first round.