"Michael Finlay Parkhurst" is an Americans/American soccer player. He plays as a Defender (association football)#Full-back/centerback for, and captains, the Columbus Crew SC in Major League Soccer. The 2005 MLS Rookie of the Year Award/MLS Rookie of the Year and 2007 MLS Defender of the Year Award, he is capable of playing both Centre back/centerback and Full back (association football)/rightback. Parkhurst has played for the United States men's national soccer team/United States men's national team, including being a member of two CONCACAF Gold Cup squads and participating in the Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament/2008 Summer Olympics.

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