Steven Goff has been all over the Perry Kitchen saga at DC United, and the Washington Post reporter spilled some more beans on Tuesday.
Kitchen, 23, has been unable to agree to a big-money contract with DC despite being offered a hefty raise and is being ticketed for a move to Europe.
And now Goff is reporting that it’s a two-team race between a Danish power and a league that houses several USMNT hopefuls.
Getting word FC Copenhagen & German 2nd-tier club in running for outgoing D.C. United MF Perry Kitchen. Deal possible in 1-2 weeks
— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) December 29, 2015
Kitchen would theoretically be behind Danish vice captain William Kvist at Copenhagen, and joining a 2.Bundesliga side with promotion hopes could be a quick route to the top-tier. Kvist, oddly enough, was rumored for Philadelphia last season.
Also in Germany’s second flight? Terrence Boyd is at RB Leipzig, Bobby Wood is at Union Berlin, Andrew Wooten is at Sandhausen, and ex-U.S. U-20 man Caleb Stanko is at Freiburg.
It’s fairly clear that Kitchen wants to ply his trade overseas, and we’d like to see more established players stick their feet in the water if it means a clear upgrade in competition level with legit hopes for playing time.