Report: USMNT midfielder Kitchen heading to Scotland’s Hearts

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As his old club spent a second successive match looking like they could sure use Perry Kitchen, the USMNT midfielder was reported to have found a new home.

The Scottish Sun reports that ex-DC United star Kitchen has joined Heart of Midlothian, better known as Hearts, and the club is expected to announce the deal later Wednesday.

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Hearts are third in the Scottish Premiership, 11 points ahead of Ross County and 12 behind leaders Celtic.

The Sun reports:

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson and director of football Craig Levein believe they have pulled off a coup in persuading one of the MLS’ most effective native stars to commit to the Gorgie outfit.

Kitchen turned 24 on Monday, and has three caps under Jurgen Klinsmann. The Indianapolis-born destroyer made nearly 160 appearances for DC United since being selected third overall in the 2011 SuperDraft.

After not getting the raise he was seeking from DC United, Kitchen waited out the transfer window despite being linked with a move to Germany or Belgium.

Instead: Jam Tarts. We’ll wait until we see the length of the deal before proffering a firm opinion, but this is not a bad move leading up to the Copa America Centenario.