January 10, 2018 / 4:56 AM / 2 months ago

Galaxy sign former USMNT midfielder Kitchen

Former U.S. men’s national team player Perry Kitchen was signed by the LA Galaxy, the club announced Tuesday.

The Galaxy traded $100,000 in general allocation money and $200,000 in targeted allocation money to D.C. United to acquire the rights to the midfielder. Kitchen spent five years with D.C. before moving to Heart of Modlothian in the Scottish Premiership in 2016. He appeared in 39 games for the Hearts before moving toe Denmark’s Randers last summer.

Kitchen, 25, has made five appearances for the USMNT, and is part of the Galaxy’s aggressive offseason plan to rebound from a last-place MLS finish in 2017. LA has added Venezuelan defender Rolf Feltscher, goalkeeper David Bingham and Norwegian defender Jorgen Skjelvik since the end of last season.

Kitchen, who will turn 26 next month, is a native of Indianapolis. He played for D.C. United from 2011-15, scoring 10 goals and recording 10 assists in 158 games, including 155 starts.

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