Acquired: Traded to Atlanta United on Dec. 11, 2016 in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft.
After spending the majority of his career in Germany, Kevin Kratz joins Atlanta United with 277 career appearances, with 122 of them coming from either the Bundesliga first or second division. Kratz began his professional career with Bayer 04 Leverkusen's youth system, and has since played professionally for Alemannia Aachen, Eintracht Braunschweig and SV Sandhausen.
2016 (Philadelphia Union): Philadelphia signed Kratz ahead of the roster freeze deadline Sept. 15. He did not make an appearance.
2015/2016 (SV Sandhausen): Kratz began the season with two assists in the first three games. He injured his foot in early October and missed the rest of the season.
2014/2015 (SV Sandhausen): Kratz transferred to SV Sandhausen June 30, 2014. He appeared in 15 matches after injuries kept him out of play for most of the first half of the season.
2013/2014 (Eintracht Braunschweig): In his first season in Bundesliga, and Braunschweig’s first in 28 years, Kratz scored against Borussia Dortmund (Aug. 18) in the second game of the season. Kratz suffered a number of injuries and appeared in 14 games, starting in 12. Braunschweig finished last in the league and was relegated to 2. Bundesliga.
2012/2013 (Eintracht Braunschweig): Following Aachen’s relegation, Kratz transferred to Eintracht Braunschweig and remained in 2. Bundesliga. He started his first campaign with Braunschweig with five assists in his first nine games before he suffered another high ankle injury which kept him sidelined for four months. He returned to play in nine games to finish the season. Kratz scored a brace against VfB Lubeck (Aug. 17) in a first round matchup for the DFB-Pokal cup. Braunschweig earned promotion to Bundesliga after finishing second in the table.
2011/2012 (Alemannia Aachen): In 25 matches Kratz started in 17, recording one assist. Alemannia Aachen suffered relegation to 3. Liga after finishing in the bottom two.
2010/2011 (Alemannia Aachen): Kratz appeared in 31 league games, starting 30 and scoring two goals with three assists.
2009/2010 (Alemannia Aachen): Kratz signed with 2. Bundesliga club Alemmania Aachen August 5, 2009. He made his debut against 1. FC Kaiserslautern (Aug. 23) as a substitute. Kratz scored his first goal against TSV 1860 Munich (Feb. 20) in a 2-3 loss. He recorded an assist on consecutive games against MSV Duisburg (Dec. 18) and Karlsruher SC (Jan. 15). Kratz suffered a high ankle injury which kept him out of action for the remainder of the season.
2006-2009 (Bayer 04 Leverkusen II): Kratz appeared in 90 matches across all competitions scoring 11 goals.