Perry Kitchen American Soccer Player
Perry Allen Kitchen (born February 29, 1992) is an American professional soccer player currently playing for the LA Galaxy.
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.
|Perry Kitchen playing for D.C. United in March 2015
(Photo: Simon Heseltine)
|Full name||Perry Allen Kitchen|
|Date of birth||February 29, 1992 (age 25)|
|Place of birth||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder|
|Current team||LA Galaxy|
|2007–2009||IMG Soccer Academy|
|2010||Chicago Fire Premier||1||(0)|
|2016–2017||Heart of Midlothian||39||(0)|
|2007–2009||United States U17||34||(0)|
|2010–2011||United States U20||8||(0)|
|2012||United States U23||5||(0)|
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.
Kitchen has played with the U.S. 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.
|United States national team|