HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown Player on Jan. 22, 2019, contract option for 2020 season picked up on Oct. 14, 2019.
Gutjahr is a young player who can play multiple roles in the midfield. He will look to build on a rookie campaign where he played over 500 minutes at MLS level and aim to help the Fire climb the table from a variety of positions.
INTERNATIONAL: The Bloomington, Ind., native has also been called up to the U-18 and U-20 U.S. Men's National Teams. He has earned three caps for the U-20s, featuring against Haiti, Mexico and El Salvador as the U.S. claimed its first U-20 Concacaf Championship on March 5, 2017.
COLLEGE: Gutjahr capped off a four-year playing career at Indiana University (2015-18), appearing in 71 matches (61 starts). In 2018, Gutjahr appeared in all 24 matches (23 starts) for the Hoosiers, who were ranked No. 1 in the nation in his senior season. In his final season, Gutjahr helped lead the Hoosiers to the most shutouts (15) in the NCAA, the second-most single season wins (20) in program history, the Big Ten regular season championship and the Big Ten Tournament championship. Gutjahr also appeared in each of the Hoosier's four matches in the 2018 College Cup, helping to guide the team to a semifinal appearance in the national tournament.