Michael Parkhurst (Cranston, R.I.) began his professional career with the New England Revolution as a 20-year-old phenom drafted out of Wake Forest University.
Now, the veteran defender could be winding down his time with Atlanta United, but he doesn’t plan to make a bid to conclude things with his hometown team. Parkhurst also grew up playing for Bayside FC before heading to the IMG Academy.
“I think I’ll finish my career here in Atlanta,” Parkhurst said in a recent interview. “I like it here, I like the organization, the fans are fantastic. I enjoyed my time in New England, but since I’ve moved on and experienced other things, I’m happy where I am. I don’t want to move my family again.