WASHINGTON ? Back in January, D.C. United?s coaching staff was ecstatic when Perry Kitchen was available with the third overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft.
Nearly six weeks later, the tenacious 19-year-old has proved worthy of the hype and buzz created before the draft for the central defender/midfielder from Akron.
?He?s just who we?d thought he?d be,? United coach Ben Olsen said, "a very talented kid who?s ultra-competitive."