NAC Breda (Eredivisie)
on loan from
Manchester City (Premiership)
#6 | Defender
April 24, 1997 (Age: 21)
Lee's Summit, Missouri
6' 1", 175 lbs (1.85 m, 80 kg)
Palmer-Brown played in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. On August 2, 2013, at the age of 16, he signed his first professional contract, making him Sporting Kansas City's youngest ever player.
In January 2014, Italian Serie A team Juventus reportedly made a $1 million bid for Erik Palmer-Brown, which was rejected by Sporting Kansas City. In the same year, Palmer-Brown was voted number 39 on UK website TeamTalk's top 50 Wonderkids in 2014.
He made his debut for Sporting Kansas City on May 18, 2014 in a regular season match against Chicago Fire. But it ended prematurely when he was sent off in the 64th minute for a second yellow card after giving away a penalty in the 15th minute in a 2–1 loss.
On February 1, 2016 Palmer-Brown was loaned to Portuguese club Porto until December 31, 2016. He started regularly in central defense for Porto B, helping them to the LigaPro title.
Palmer-Brown signed a contract with Premier League side Manchester City before immediately getting loaned to Belgian First Division A club KV Kortrijk until the end of the 2017-18 season.
Palmer-Brown was loaned to NAC Breda for the 2018-19 season.
Palmer-Brown has represented the United States at the U-15, U-17, U-18, and U-20 levels. He has made 6 appearances for the U-18 team up to this point, scoring his first goal for the team in a 1–0 win over the Czech Republic. In 2015, he was called to the roster that played in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
As captain, Palmer-Brown won the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship with the United States. He was awarded the Golden Ball Award by CONCACAF as the best player of the tournament, playing the defensive midfield position. Palmer-Brown then played in central defense for the United States at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and was named to the Best XI of the Tournament by both Squawka and Scouted Football.
On May 28, 2018, Palmer-Brown made his senior national team debut in a 3-0 win against Bolivia.