Perry Kitchen playing for D.C. United in March 2015
(Photo: Simon Heseltine)
|Full name||Perry Allen Kitchen|
|Date of birth||February 29, 1992|
|Place of birth||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder|
|2007–2009||IMG Soccer Academy|
|2010||Chicago Fire Premier||1||(0)|
|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 September 21, 2015.
College and amateur
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.
Kitchen passed on a trial offer from Belgium's Anderlecht to sign a Generation Adidas contract with MLS. He was selected by D.C. United in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. He made his professional debut on March 19, 2011 in United's 2011 MLS season opener against the Columbus Crew, and scored his first professional goal on May 29 in a 3-2 win over the Portland Timbers. 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. He was voted D.C. United's Most Valuable Player of the 2013 season.
Kitchen has played with the US U-20 national team. On January 9, 2015, Kitchen was called in January USMNT senior training camp, his first call-up to the senior men's national team. He made his first international appearance on February 8, 2015 in a USMNT friendly match against Panama.
- As of October 21, 2014
|School||Season||NCAA Regular Season||MAC Tournament||NCAA Tournament||Other||Total|
|Akron Zips||2010||Div. I||18||4||2||0||5||2||2||0||27||6|
|Chicago Fire Premier||2010||PDL||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
- Milk Cup U-20 Tournament:
- Winner: 2010
- NCAA Men's Division I Soccer Championship:
- Winner: 2010
- Mid-American Conference Regular Season:
- Champion: 2010
- Mid-American Conference Tournament:
- Champion: 2010
- "Perry Kitchen". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
- "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". uslsoccer.com. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
- http://hr.klikfc.com/article/213056:/kitchen-projected-to-go-1-in-mls-superdraft[dead link]
- "2011 MLS SuperDraft Tracker". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
- Davies double starts United season off with a bang
- "Portland Timbers vs D.C. United 05-29-2011 - Recap". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
- "D.C. United’s Kitchen poised to emerge as a star". Washington Post. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
- "USA vs Panama 02-08-2015 - Stats". MLSSoccer.com. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
- Perry Kitchen profile at Soccerway