LA Galaxy announce signing of midfielder Perry Kitchen
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The LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer announced the signing of Perry Kitchen on Tuesday. A 25-year-old midfielder, Kitchen has five years of MLS experience with DC United from 2011 to 2015. 

For the last two seasons, Kitchen has played professional soccer in Europe. He played 39 games with Heart of Midlothian in Scotland (based in Edinburgh) and 17 games with Randers Freja in Denmark. 

Despite not scoring any goals in the professional leagues in Europe, Kitchen does have 10 goals playing in 158 caps for D.C. United. While playing in the capital city of the United States of America, Kitchen was a finalist for the 2011 Major League Soccer Rookie of the Year (where he lost to Sporting Kansas City forward C.J. Sapong), and in 2013 led D.C. United in assists with four and was the team's most valuable player that season. 

In addition to playing for D.C. United, Kitchen played in the NCAA with the University of Akron where he led the Zips to their first ever NCAA championship in 2010. He also played one game that season for the Chicago Fire Premier in the United States League Premier Development League. 

On the international stage, Kitchen has played five games for the United States national team. He has also played 47 games internationally for the United States in their U-17, U-20 and U-23 programs. 

The Galaxy begin their 2018 MLS regular season at the StubHub Center on Sunday, March 4 against the Portland Timbers. For tickets please click here.