By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Feb 13, 2014) US Soccer Players - In Thursday’s column, Tony wonders whether USMNT defender Michael Parkhurst will play in the center or on the right for the Columbus Crew, remembers the last time Chivas USA was regularly winning in MLS, and checks on the Fire’s new-look defense. … Where will USMNT player Michael Parkhurst line up for the Columbus Crew this season?… Both Berhalter and Parkhurst told the Columbus Dispatch that where Parkhurst plays won’t be a problem.
(Jan 13, 2014) US Soccer Players - FC Augsburg announced on Monday that the club has terminated Michael Parkhurst's contract by mutual consent. … “We are excited to be adding a top quality player like Michael to our club,” Columbus coach Gregg Berhalter said. … In a press statement, Augsburg sporting director Stefan Reuter mentioned the need for Parkhurst to find playing time he wasn't getting at the club.
Michael Parkhurst became a featured part of the USMNT by the 2009 Gold Cup. … A strong positional player, an exceptionally consistent performer, and a gifted distributor, Michael Parkhurst's breakout season in MLS came in 2007 when he won the Defender of the Year award, and the MLS Fair Play Award. … Parkhurst went through a season where he not only helped his team progress towards the MLS Cup final, but during regular season play he committed just five fouls in 25 games.
By David LiftonIn three years, Michael Parkhurst of the New England Revolution has earned a reputation as one of the best defenders in Major League Soccer. … For the sheer poetry of the event, you can never take another shot because you can’t ever top that, right? Michael Parkhurst: I know. … Parkhurst's greatest strength is his ability to read the game and react quickly, as evidenced by the fact that he played 25 games this season as a lone central defender in a 3-5-2 without picking up a single booking and being called for only five fouls.