KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Midfielder Perry Kitchen has ended his time in Europe to return to Major League Soccer as it was announced on Tuesday that he will move to the Los Angeles Galaxy for the 2018 season.
The deal was made after Kitchen left Danish Superliga team Randers and a trade between DC United, which still owned the rights of the player, and the Galaxy. The Western Conference team made with $100,000 of general allocation money and $200,000 of targeted allocation money to acquire the services of the defensive midfielder.
After spending several seasons with DC United, Kitchen made the move to Scotland where he signed with Hearts. After a few months with the Edinburgh-based team, he was appointed the captain. Having become a regular in the team, things changed when Hearts appointed Ian Cathro as head coach as his playing time diminished and the captain's armband was taken away.
Finding it hard to break his way back into Hearts' first team, the 25-year-old moved to the European continent where he signed with Randers. Despite earning his way into the starting eleven, the team has found itself struggling as it sits at the bottom of the standings with 14 points after 19 games.
Now back in MLS, the former Akron Zip will be looking to help the Galaxy return to prominence in the league as they finished at the bottom of the Western Conference in the 2017 season. With the likes of Sebastian Lletget, Romain Alessandrini, Jonathan and Giovani dos Santos, and now Kitchen in the team, they look to build a strong midfield.