Hicksville’s Parker Earns First USMNT Cap

Tim Parker, Red Bulls, USMNT
Tim Parker of the New York Red Bulls. Photo: Ben Solomon via NewYorkRedBulls.com

Tim Parker is now officially a U.S. International as the current New York Red Bulls defender and Hicksville native earned his first cap with the senior national team.

The 25-year old came on as a second-half substitute for Cameron Carter-Vickers in the United States 2-1 defeat to the Republic of Ireland on June 2 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Parker is one of the more experienced players on a squad that features a host of young players as the men’s national team works to rebuild after the men’s team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Competition for a place in the U.S. defensive line is expected to be intense going forward as the likes of Parker, Carter-Vickers, Miazga, DeAndre Yedlin among others. But Parker’s experience could be key heading into next year’s Gold Cup tournament and eventually qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.

In addition, Parker’s Red Bulls teammate Tyler Adams earned his fourth cap for the senior national team, playing the entire 90 minutes versus Ireland.