Kelly Parker

Kelly Parker co-founded the L.A. Bulls with Mele French. She is a 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist who brings a wealth of experience to the club. Kelly played Division 1 soccer for the University of Texas at El Paso from 1999-2002, where she is the school record holder for points with 85 and assists with 30. Kelly was inducted into the University of Texas at El Paso Hall of Fame in 2015.

In 2009 she 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 L.A. Sol 2-1, in the WPS inaugural season. And was invited to the White House to meet President Obama.

Kelly 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.

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.

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - JULY 21: Kelly Parker of Canada poses during a portrait session on July 21, 2012 in Coventry, England.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Email: kparker@labulls.org

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