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Brian Perk
Player Profile:
Brian Perk 1266649
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
High School: Edison Academic Center
Experience: 4 Letters

U.S. National Team -- Starting goalkeeper for the U.S. at the 2009 FIFA Under-20 World Cup and the 2009 CONCACAF Under-20 Championships ... Recorded shutouts in four straight games with the U-20s in 2009, including three in as many games at the CONCACAF Championships ... Member of the U.S. squad at the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup ... Made seven saves in the victory over Uruguay in the Round of 16 ... In the summer of 2008, he recorded shutouts against the U-20 teams from Mexico and Belgium, as well as the Bolton Reserves ... Played with the Under-18s at the Lisbon International Tournament in June of 2007 and at the SBS Cup in August of 2007 ... Was called into U-20 duty twice during the 2006 season, missing opening weekend to play in the Busan Tournament in Korea and again in October to play Haiti ... Started two games at the Busan Tournament, earning a victory and making five saves against Argentina ... Started and played 45 shutout minutes against Haiti ... Participated in international tournaments with the U-18s in Portugal and Slovakia ... Member of the U.S. U-17 residency program from 2004-06 ... Member of the U-17 Team that placed fifth at the FIFA World Youth Championships in 2005 ... Played with the U-15s in 2004.

2009 -- Second-team NSCAA All-American and first-team All-Pac-10 honoree ... Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Season first team selection ... Led the Pac-10 in goals against average (0.87) and recorded four shutouts and 53 saves ... His 241 career saves rank him fourth on UCLA's all-time list ... Made a career-high 10 saves in the win at top-ranked Maryland in the season opener ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week twice (week of Oct. 18, Sept. 6), giving him a Pac-10 record-tying four POW honors in his career ... Missed five games for the Bruins in September while starting in goal for the U.S. Under-20 National Team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

2008 -- Second-team All-Pac-10 honoree ... Starter in 19 games, recording seven shutouts and 75 saves with a 0.97 goals against average ... Finished the year ranked second in the Pac-10 in those three categories ... During UCLA's late-season eight-game unbeaten streak, he allowed only one goal (on a penalty kick) in 711 minutes of play, with a miniscule GAA of 0.13 ... In Pac-10 Conference games, he recorded a conference-best 0.45 goals against average with 39 saves ... Recorded a season-high eight saves in a 1-1 tie at San Diego ... Had a 657-minute shutout streak from Oct. 12-Nov. 8 ... Named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for Oct. 21 after his pair of shutouts against Washington and Oregon State.

2007 -- Started in the first 20 games of the year but suffered a shoulder injury in the final minute of the NCAA first round game and had to sit out the second round match ... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 acclaim ... Recorded 84 saves on the year, the most since Zach Wells had 90 in 2002 ... Saved five or more shots in 10 games, with a high of eight saves achieved at Cal State Northridge and at Washington ... Posted five shutouts on the year and did not give up a goal in 89 minutes vs. New Mexico ... Selected the Pac-10 Player of the Week for Sept. 4-10 after posting his first career shutout at Creighton ... Named to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week on Oct. 15 after a pair of shutouts against Stanford and Cal ... Pre-season All-American selection by Soccer America.

2006 -- Named to the Top Drawer Soccer All-Freshman second team ... Made seven starts, posting a 3-1-3 record with 29 saves and a 1.27 goals against average ... Recorded victories against Oakland, at UC Santa Barbara and against Washington ... Also earned starts in both Stanford games and in home games against California and San Diego State ... Made nine saves in the UC Santa Barbara game, two shy of the school single-game record and the most by a Bruin goalkeeper since Zach Wells had 11 at Oregon State on Oct. 25, 2002 ... Made seven saves in the double overtime game against Washington.

High School/Club -- 2006 Parade All-American and Top Goalkeeper ... NSCAA/adidas All-American ... adidas ESP Camp selection in 2005 ... Attended Tesoro HS as a freshman and earned first-team all-conference honors ... Played club soccer with the Pateadores from 1998-2006 ... Member of the Cal-South (2002-04) and Region IV (2005-06) ODP teams, as well as the PDP (2005).

Personal -- Admires German midfielder Michael Ballack, U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard and golfer Tiger Woods ... Hobbies include golf, playing video games and listening to music ... Lists his biggest athletic thrills as receiving an invitation to residency with the National Team and stepping onto the field wearing the National Team jersey for the first time in Paraguay ... Parents: Steven and Cindi Perk ... Has a younger sister, Breanna ... Full name is Brian G. Perk ... Born July 21, 1989 in Yorba Linda, CA ... History major.

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