How he joined the club: Signed as a Discovery Signing using Targeted Allocation Money on Feb. 2, 2016
2017 (CHICAGO FIRE): Named the Fire’s Defensive Player of the Year after recording four assists in 33 matches, each of which were starts. Kappelhof recorded his first career MLS assist in a 2-0 win vs. RSL on 3/11. He was selected to the 2017 MLS All-Star Game, where he started and played 45 minutes. U.S. Open Cup: Played every minute of the Fire’s two games.
2016 (CHICAGO FIRE): Appeared in 33 matches during his inaugural MLS season, 31 of which were starts. Made his club debut with a start on 3/6 vs. NYC. U.S. Open Cup: Played in all four matches, starting each of the last three.
2015-16 (FC GRONINGEN): Had one goal and one assist in 18 Eredivisie games. Kappelhof played 90 minutes in each of the club’s six Europa League Group Stage games. He also featured in both of FC Groningen’s KNVB Cup matches before they bowed out against FC Utrecht in the third round.
2014-15 (FC GRONINGEN): Put in 90-minute shifts in all but five of FC Groningen’s Eredivisie matches, 29 in total. He also went the distance in each of the club’s six KNVB Cup matches on their way to winning the competition for the first time in FC Groningen history. Kappelhof started both Europa League Qualifiers against Aberdeen FC.
2013-14 (FC GRONINGEN): Had two goals and one assist while starting 32 matches for FC Groningen, accounting for all but two of their Eredivisie fixtures. He played every minute of the club’s Europa League Playoffs, advancing past Vitesse 5-1 in the first round and AZ Alkmaar 3-0 in the second. He also helped FC Groningen reach the Round of 16 in the KNVB Cup with 90-minute shifts in each of their three games.
2012-13 (FC GRONINGEN): Started 21 Eredivisie games and also made three starts during KNVB Cup competition for FC Groningen. Kappelhof also played in four games for the club’s U-21’s.
2011-12 (FC GRONINGEN): Signed on April 22, 2011 and joined the club officially on July 1, 2011. Appeared in 23 Eredivisie games and also made one start during KNVB Cup competition for FC Groningen. Kappelhof also played in two games for the club’s U-21’s.
INTERNATIONAL (NETHERLANDS): Kappelhof appeared in five matches for the Dutch Under-21 side from 2011-13. That five-game clip included four friendlies and a UEFA European U-21 Championship Qualifier. Kappelhof had the game-winning assist in his lone UEFA match, a 1-0 result against Austria in which he featured for 90 minutes.
YOUTH (AJAX): Played in Ajax’s youth system from U-10’s until joining FC Groningen when he was 21. Earned a contract with Ajax FC’s Academy on Jan. 1, 2009 and remained with their squad until joining FC Groningen on July 1, 2011.