Perry Kitchen

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Perry Kitchen
Perry Kitchen DC United.JPG
Perry Kitchen playing for D.C. United in March 2015
(Photo: Simon Heseltine)
Personal information
Full name Perry Allen Kitchen
Date of birth (1992-02-29) February 29, 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
LA Galaxy
Number 2
Youth career
2007–2009 IMG Soccer Academy
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Akron Zips 18 (4)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Chicago Fire Premier 1 (0)
2011–2015 D.C. United 167 (10)
2016–2017 Heart of Midlothian 39 (0)
2017–2018 Randers 17 (0)
2018– LA Galaxy 24 (0)
National team
2007–2009 United States U17 34 (0)
2010–2011 United States U20 8 (0)
2012 United States U23 5 (0)
2015– United States 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 15, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 11, 2016

Perry Allen Kitchen (born February 29, 1992) is an American professional soccer player currently playing for the LA Galaxy.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Kitchen 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 a 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]

D.C. United[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] Kitchen's deal with D.C. United expired after the 2015 season.

Heart of Midlothian[edit]

Kitchen signed with Heart of Midlothian on a two-and-a-half year deal in March 2016.[8] On September 21, 2016, Kitchen was appointed club captain.[9] Kitchen played less often after Ian Cathro was appointed Hearts manager, and he was allowed to leave the club at the end of the season.[10]

Randers[edit]

Kitchen signed for Danish Superliga club Randers in July 2017.[10][11]

LA Galaxy[edit]

Kitchen returned to the United States when he signed with LA Galaxy in January 2018. LA acquired his MLS rights from D.C. United in exchange for $100,000 in general allocation money and $200,000 in targeted allocation money.[12]

International[edit]

Kitchen has played with the U.S. U-20 national team.[1] 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.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

College[edit]

School Season NCAA Regular Season MAC Tournament NCAA Tournament Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Akron Zips 2010 Div. I 18 4 2 0 5 2 2 0 27 6
NCAA Total 18 4 2 0 5 2 2 0 27 6

Source

Professional[edit]

As of match played 11 December 2017[14]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chicago Fire Premier 2010 PDL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
D.C. United 2011 MLS 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 1
2012 36 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 42 0
2013 31 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 36 1
2014 33 5 0 0 2 0 1 0 36 5
2015 36 3 0 0 3 0 3 0 42 3
Total 167 10 7 0 9 0 4 0 187 10
Heart of Midlothian 2015–16 Scottish Premiership 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2016–17 29 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 35 0
Total 39 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 45 0
Randers 2017–18 Danish Superliga 17 0 1 0 18 0
Total 17 0 1 0 18 0
Career total 223 10 12 0 9 0 7 0 251 10

International[edit]

United States national team
2015 2 0
2016 3 0
Total 5 0

Honors[edit]

United States[edit]

Akron Zips[edit]

D.C. United[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Perry Kitchen". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". uslsoccer.com. Archived from the original on October 9, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kitchen Projected to Go #1 in MLS SuperDraft". 
  4. ^ "2011 MLS SuperDraft Tracker". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Davies double starts United season off with a bang". 
  6. ^ "Portland Timbers vs D.C. United 05-29-2011 - Recap". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  7. ^ "D.C. United's Kitchen poised to emerge as a star". Washington Post. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Perry Kitchen officially unveiled by Scottish club Hearts". March 9, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Kitchen replaces Ozturk as Hearts captain as Anderson takes St Johnstone armband". BBC Sport. BBC. September 21, 2016. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Perry Kitchen leaves Hearts for Danish side Randers". BBC Sport. BBC. July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Perry moves on". Hearts of Midlothian F.C. July 5, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  12. ^ https://www.lagalaxy.com/post/2018/01/09/la-galaxy-sign-midfielder-perry-kitchen
  13. ^ "USA vs Panama 02-08-2015 - Stats". MLSSoccer.com. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  14. ^ Perry Kitchen at Soccerway. Retrieved 28 February 2018.

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