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Kelly Parker

Kelly brings a wealth of experience to Force Football Academy. She played Division 1 soccer for the University of Texas at El Paso from 1999-2002. She is the school record holder for points with 85 and assists with 30. She is being inducted into the Hall of Fame later this year, 2015. 

In seven seasons of W-league, Ottawa Fury (2003-2007), FC Indiana (2008), and Buffalo Flash (2010) she accumulated 71 goals and 44 assists. And made 4 Championship game appearances in 7 years. 

In 2009 Kelly was drafted to New Jersey/New York Sky Blue FC of the WPS, Women's Professional Soccer League. She was one of only four Internationals drafted per team. Kelly won the 2009 WPS Championship taking home the Cup, defeating LA Sol 2-1, in the WPS inaugural season. And was invited to the White House to meet President Obama. 

Parker played for W-League Champions Buffalo Flash in 2010 collecting her second consecutive Championship and was named Most Valuable Player after scoring 11 goals in seven games. This was the second time she had won the award, having done so with Ottawa Fury in 2004. She was also one of 3 finalists in 2004. She is the only player to have won the award twice. In August 2010 Parker joined Sky Blue FC, whom she was with in 2009, towards the end of their season.

Kelly's last professional season, 2011, saw her signed by Western New York Flash at the beginning of the season, but she was later traded to the Atlanta Beat where she finished her professional career. 

Kelly was 22 years old when she made her debut for the Canadian National Team (17 July 2003) in a friendly versus Brazil.  She finished second with Canada at the 2009 Cyprus Women's Cup, first with Canada at the 2010 Cyprus Women's Cup, represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011, won a gold medal with Canada at the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011, won a silver medal with Canada at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in Vancouver, and finished second with Canada at the 2012 Cyprus Women's Cup. In 2011-2012 she played in a career-high 20 consecutive Canada matches. To finish her career Kelly won an Olympic bronze medal with Canada at the London 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament defeating France 1-0. 

 

Experience

Coach

  • FFA Director of Coaching 2015-Present
  • Chelsea SC LA, Director of Coaching 2013-present
  • Chelsea SC, Academy Director 2013-2015
  • Assistant Coach at UTEP, 2004-2009

Player

  • 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist
  • 2011 Pan American Games Gold Medalist
  • 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
  • 2011 Atlanta Beat
  • 2011 Western New York Flash
  • 2010 Skyblue FC
  • 2010 SC Freiburg
  • 2009 Sky Blue FC
  • 2008 FC Indiana
  • 2003-2007 Ottawa Fury
  • 99-02 University Texas El Paso