HOW ACQUIRED: Acquired by Atlanta United FC from Philadelphia on December 11, 2016 in exchange for Atlanta’s natural Fourth Round selection in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft.
Kratz is a versatile midfielder who spent most of his career in Germany. He enters his second season with Atlanta having seen time in 20 games, primarily as a substitute, during the 2017 campaign. He'll hope to carve out even more time in 2018.
OUTSIDE MLS: Kratz has appeared in 277 career matches, 122 of them coming from the Bundesliga first and second division respectively. Kratz accumulated four goals and 13 assists in his time there. Kratz would ultimately spend three seasons with Bayer 04 Leverkusen's reserve team, then joined Alemannia Aachen and would later transfer to Eintracht Braunschweig. With his new club, Kratz won promotion to the Bundesliga in 2013. After the 2013–14 Bundesliga season, Kratz transferred to SV Sandhausen.