Kellyn Acosta

Kellyn Acosta
Kellyn Acosta
Kellyn Acosta
Real Name: Kellyn Acosta
HT: 5' 10" WT: 150
Homegrown Player
Age: 22 (07/24/1995)
Birthplace: Plano, TX
Hometown: Plano, TX


Acosta signed a homegrown contract with FC Dallas on July 12, 2012.


2016: Started 24 regular-season games, four U.S. Open Cup games and one CONCACAF Champions League game… Finished the season with two goals and five assists… Scored his first goal of the season on June 25 against Real Salt Lake in the 18th minute…  FCD finished the regular season with an 11-5-8 record in the matches he started and recorded 2,328 minutes played… Named No. 4 on’s 24 under 24.
2015: Best match of the season versus Portland on July 25. The 20-year-old set up Barrios’ strike on a counter attack in the 12th minute and then netted a goal in the 69th to lead FCD to a 4-1 victory… Named to’s 24 under 24… Played a total of 24 matches and recorded 1,905 minutes of playing time in MLS this year. Scored three goals during the regular season, and added one more to his name in US Open Cup when subbed in on a 6-2 defeat versus Sporting KC.
2014: Started the 2014 season as the starting right back for FC Dallas… Helped the team to a 3-0-1 start before suffering a minor injury against Portland on 3/29… Recorded his first career assist in that 2-1 win against Timbers FC at Toyota Stadium… Sat out two matches before returning to the lineup in a 2-1 win against Toronto FC on April 19… Suffered a patella avulsion fracture during training on April 25 and missed the next 21 games (across all competitions)… Returned to the lineup on Aug. 16 and helped Dallas to its biggest road win in franchise history, a 5-0 victory against San Jose… Saw time at right back, left back and center midfield throughout the year… Finished the season with a career high in games played (15).
2013: Enjoyed a breakthrough year, making his first MLS appearance for FC Dallas just 10 days after his 18th birthday, a 3-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders FC in front of 39,360 fans at CenturyLink Field (the match doubled as fellow Texan Clint Dempsey’s announcement of his return to MLS)… Made his professional debut in a friendly match versus Stoke City FC at Toyota Stadium on 7/27… Started nine consecutive MLS matches from 8/11 to 10/5… Surpassed Ruben Luna’s record (663) for minutes played by an FC Dallas Homegrown player… Became first FC Dallas Homegrown player to surpass the 1,000 minute mark on 10/26 versus San Jose… Scored one goal for the FC Dallas Reserves in 517 minutes of action.
2012: In MLS Reserve League action, Acosta logged 90 minutes in a 3-2 loss to the Houston Dynamo Reserves on June 16… The young midfielder netted a goal in the 31st minute of that match. Finished the season with 270 minutes played for the FC Dallas Reserves.


2016: Named to U.S. Men’s National Team January Camp Roster, Copa America Centenario Preliminary Roster and the World Cup Qualifying Round Roster… Represented the U.S.-23 National Team in the 2016 Olympic Qualifying versus Colombia, starting in both matches… Made his U.S. MNT debut on Jan. 31, against Iceland… Represented the U.S. MNT in the World Cup Qualifying Semifinal Round… Had four total caps with the U.S. MNT, three international games and one qualifier.
2015: Represented the U.S. U-20 National Team in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand, starting all four matches played
2014: Was called in to represent the U.S. U-20 National Team multiple times… Played in two games, logging 180 minutes total… Has six total caps with the U.S. U-20 National Team
2013: Began the year with the U.S. U-18 National Team during a seven-day camp in Fort Lauderdale, Fla… Called up to the U.S. U-20 National Team for the Toulon Tournament in France 5/28 through 6/8… Saw 207 minute of action in the tournament versus Colombia, Congo DR and Korea Republic… Named to the U.S. U-20 roster for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup on 6/7… Played nine minutes in a 3-1 win against Portugal in a pre-tournament tune-up on 6/14 but did not see time in the three Group Stage matches during the World Cup.
2012: Acosta appeared in the 2012 Lisbon International Tournament under U.S. U-18 head coach Javier Perez. There, Acosta saw 135 minutes of action for the U.S. U-18 squad, which went 0-1-2 against Poland, Slovakia and Portugal.


2012: Acosta started 27 of the 28 games he played for the FC Dallas U-16 Development Academy team... He scored nine times for the 12-4-8 side, which advanced to U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy Playoffs… Also played up with FC Dallas’ U-18 team eight times, logging a total of 907 minutes… The team went 20-3-1 during the 2011-12 season, was 3-0-0 in U.S.S.D.A. Playoffs and claimed U.S. Soccer’s 2012 U-18 Development Academy championship.


Loves anything with shrimp on it. Has several ethnical backgrounds, including Asian and Irish. 

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2017FC Dallas2320318952491524020
2016FC Dallas322422328535938140
2015FC Dallas211931606229824041
2014FC Dallas159084317013020
2013FC Dallas13110100406012020
Career Totals-104838767610126321111141
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