HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Discovery Signing using Targeted Allocation Money on February 2, 2016. Re-signed through the 2021 season with Targeted Allocation Money on Jan. 26, 2019.
The fixture in Chicago's center of defense in recent years, Kappelhof returns for his fourth season with the Men in Red in 2019. The Dutch defender combines skill and smarts in his game, and will look to get the Fire back to the top of the standings this season.
INTERNATIONAL: Appeared in five matches for the Dutch Under-21s from 2011-13.
OUTSIDE MLS: A product of the famed Ajax academy, Kappelhof turned pro with FC Gronigen ahead of the 2011-12 European season. He quickly established himself as a regular, eventually appearing in 123 league matches and eight UEFA Europe League contests before moving to Chicago ahead of the 2016 season.
NOTES: Selected as a 2017 MLS All-Star.