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Kellyn Acosta was born in Dallas, Texas and is the son of a Japanese father & an African American Mother. He has served as a midfielder for the US Men’s National Team at both the junior and senior levels, most recently earning him a roster spot for the 2022 World Cup. Kellyn is the first Asian American man to appear for the United States in a World Cup. He has played 11 seasons in the MLS and is an MLS Cup winner with LAFC. Kellyn currently is a member of Chicago Fire FC.




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Off the field, Kellyn is passionate about using his platform to make a positive impact. Kellyn is an Advocate for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, an Ambassador for the Special Olympics, & an Ambassador of the US Amputee Soccer Team. He launched The Kellyn Acosta Foundation with the goal of making soccer more accessible by creating opportunity & unifying communities through the sport. Kellyn has been nominated and won MLS Works Humanitarian of the Year award.

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Outside of his professional career, Kellyn enjoys a wide variety of interests. From fashion, to travel, to food, Kellyn is always looking for new ways to express himself and have fun. Follow along with Kellyn on and off the field by following our media page.

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