Perry Kitchen

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Perry Kitchen
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Perry Kitchen positioning himself during stoppage of play for a free kick in 2011.
Personal information
Full name Perry Allen Kitchen
Date of birth (1992-02-29) February 29, 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
D.C. United
Number 23
Youth career
2007–2009 IMG Soccer Academy
2010 Akron Zips
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Chicago Fire Premier 1 (0)
2011– D.C. United 125 (7)
National team
2007–2009 United States U17 34 (0)
2010–2011 United States U20 8 (0)
2012– United States U23 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 3, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 20, 2014

Perry Allen Kitchen (born February 29, 1992 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American soccer player currently playing for D.C. United in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Kitchen attended Roncalli High School his freshman year before transferring to IMG Academy. Kitchen has appeared as both a midfielder and defender for Akron Zips, and was a reliable presence for Akron during his only year on campus, when he helped lead the school to their first-ever NCAA title as a freshman.

Kitchen – who originally hails from Indianapolis - started 25 games for the Zips in 2010, scoring six goals and adding one assist. He earned an All-MAC First Team selection and scored an unassisted goal on an emphatic right-footed blast from 30 yards out during Akron’s 2-1 win over Michigan in the national semifinal of the College Cup.[1]

Kitchen also made a solitary appearance for USL Premier Development League club Chicago Fire Premier in 2010.[2]

Professional[edit]

Kitchen passed on a trial offer from Belgium's Anderlecht to sign a Generation Adidas contract with MLS.[3] He was selected by D.C. United in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.[4] He made his professional debut on March 19, 2011 in United's 2011 MLS season opener against the Columbus Crew,[5] and scored his first professional goal on May 29 in a 3-2 win over the Portland Timbers.[6] Perry was a finalist for the 2011 Rookie of the Year award, although he was ultimately not selected. He recorded 4 assists for the season of 2013, which was the record high for the team that year.[1] He was voted D.C. United's Most Valuable Player of the 2013 season.[7]

International[edit]

Kitchen has played with the US U-20 national team.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

As of October 21st, 2014[8]
All-time club performance
Club Season Major League Soccer MLS Cup Playoffs US Open Cup CONCACAF Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
D.C. United
2011 31 1 - - 0 0 - - 31 1
2012 32 0 4 0 2 0 - - 38 0
2013 31 1 - - 5 0 - - 36 1
2014 30 5 - - 0 0 1 0 31 5
Club Total 124 7 4 0 7 0 1 0 136 7

Honors[edit]

United States[edit]

Akron Zips[edit]

DC United[edit]

See also[edit]

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