HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on Jan. 28, 2021
After several successful seasons with D.C. United, the combative defensive midfielder made the jump from MLS to Europe in 2016 and quickly established himself as a key player at Scottish club Hearts. He returned to MLS with the LA Galaxy and will now add important depth to the defending MLS Cup champions engine room.
INTERNATIONAL: Kitchen has appeared for various US national team sides, including time with the U-17 and U-20 youth teams and the U.S. Olympic Qualifying squad. On Feb. 8, 2015, Kitchen earned his first cap with the USMNT at Dignity Health Sports Complex in a 2-0 win over Panama. Since then, he has made an additional four appearances.
OUTSIDE MLS: Following his time in MLS, the Indianapolis product joined Heart of Midlothian in the Scottish Premier League in 2016. In his first year with the club, Kitchen was named team captain and went on to make 45 total appearances during his time there, including Europa League Qualifying contests. He joined Randers FC before nine appearances in Denmark.
NOTES: No. 3 overall selection in 2011 SuperDraft...Finalist for 2011 Rookie of the Year.