Kelly Parker

Kelly Parker co-founded the L.A. Bulls with Mele French. Together, they strive to develop youth soccer players by providing the tools and resources to succeed both on and off the filed. Much of what they teach will not only help them to become confident soccer players but help them overcome challenges they may face outside of soccer.

Parker 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.

Parker is a 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist who brings a wealth of experience to the club. She played Division 1 soccer for the University of Texas at El Paso from 1999-2002, where she is still holding the university's record with 85 points including 30 assists. During 2015, Parker was inducted into the University of Texas at El Paso Hall of Fame.

New Jersey/New York Sky Blue FC, WPSL drafted Parker and she was one of only four international players drafted per team. Later, by winning the 2009 WPS Championship by, defeating L.A. Sol 2-1, in the WPS inaugural season. Parker was invited to the White House to meet President Obama.

Parker also played for W-League Champions, Buffalo Flash in 2010 collecting her second consecutive Championship and was named MVP scoring 11 goals in seven games. This was the second time she won the award, having done so with Ottawa Fury in 2004. She was also one of 3 finalists in 2007 and Parker is the only player to have won the award twice, in 2004 and 2010.

Current Coaching Positions:

  • LA Bulls B2011, G2006 Black
  • Founder and Coach at Riders Soccer Academy (Paul Revere Middle School, Afterschool program)
  • 2020-2021 Boys Head Coach, Paul Revere MS

Former Coaching Positions:

  • 2019 Assistant Coach for ISAW Professional Women's Charity Event
  • 2016-Present Paul Revere MS Boys Head Coach
    • 2 League Championships, 4 Finals appearances
  • 2009-2010 Sky Blue FC youth academy
  • 2004-2008 Assistant Coach University of Texas at El Paso
  • 2003-2004 Undergraduate Assistant Coach University of Texas at El Paso

Playing Experience:

  • 2019 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame
  • 2019 Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame
  • 2015 University of Texas at El Paso Hall of Fame
  • 2012 Saskatchewan Female Player of the Year
  • 2012 London Olympic Games Bronze Medalist
  • 2012 London Olympic Games
  • 2012 WNY Flash/Atlanta Beat of Women’s Professional Soccer League
  • 2011 Canadian Women's National team - Cyprus Cup Champions
  • 2011 Canadian Women's National Team - Pan American Games Gold Medalist
  • 2010 W-League Most Valuable Player
  • 2010 Buffalo Flash, W-league Champions
  • 2010 Cyprus Cup Champions with Canadian National Team
  • 2010 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying Champions
  • 2010 SC Freiburg, Bundesliga
  • 2009 New Jersey Sky Blue FC, WPSL Champions
  • 2008 F.C. Indiana W-league Finalists
  • 2004 W-League Most Valuable Player
  • 2003-2012: Canadian Women’s National team
  • 2003-2007 Ottawa Fury W-league
  • 2002 NCAA Div. 1 Assist Leader
  • 2000 & 2002  Western Athletic Conference All-Team
  • 2000 University of Texas at El Paso team Most Valuable Player
  • 1999 Evan Hardy Collegiate Athlete of the Year

Education:

  •  University Of Texas at El Paso 99-02
    • Bachelors Degree in Communications/Public Relations
  •  Evan Hardy Collegiate, Saskatoon, SK Canada 95-99
Kelly Parker, Co-Founder LA Bulls Soccer club