- Position: Midfielder
- Date of Birth: 07/25/1995
- Pro Team: FC Dallas
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 150
- Caps: 13
- Goals: 1
Kellyn Acosta came up to the professional ranks through the FC Dallas developmental academy. Signed as a homegrown player in 2012, he debuted for Dallas during the 2013 season as a defender. Quickly becoming a mainstay in the Dallas lineup, Acosta had a setback in 2014 with a knee injury. He returned to the lineup as a defensive midfielder, once again establishing himself as a regular in one of the better teams in Major League Soccer.
At international level, Acosta appeared for the USMNT at every age level playing in the 2011 U-17 World Cup and the 2013 and 2015 U-20 World Cups. Acosta debuted for the senior squad in 2016.
2017: Called into the Gold Cup squad, scored his first international goal in the warm-up friendly against Ghana on Jul 1. Started against Panama in the Gold Cup opener on Jun 7 and against Martinique on Jun 12. Subbed on against El Salvador in the quarterfinal on Jul 19. Started the Jul 22 semifinal against Costa Rica.
2016: Part of Janaury camp, won his first squad against Iceland on Jan 31.
2016: Played in 32 games making 24 shots and scoring two goals.
2015: Moving to defensive midfield, Acosta scored three times in 21 games for Dallas.
2014: Played in 15 games for Dallas, missing time due to injury.
2013: Played in 13 games as a defender with Dallas.
2012: Signed with FC Dallas as a homegrown player, appearing for the reserve side.
Youth Soccer: Acosta came up through the FC Dallas academy system, signing a pro contract as a teenager.