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Brent Kallman Could Make the MLS Leap

Kallman could be joing Davis, Venegas, and Ramirez as team holdovers from 2016.

Soccer: Minnesota United FC at New York Cosmos Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

It makes sense that the first Minnesotan to join Minnesota United would be a Kallman. Andy Greder of the Pioneer Press is reporting that Brent Kallman is getting ready to sign an MLS Contract with the Loons.

Kallman joined MNUFC in 2013 and joined his brother, Brian, who was vice-captain at the time. (Brian Kallman joined Minneapolis City SC, recently.) The younger Kallman saw a much larger role in Minnesota United’s final season in the NASL becoming a regular starter.

Greder is also reporting that other players from last year’s team could also be making the jump to the MLS. Ibson, fellow Minnesotan Ish Jome, and Bernardo Añor could also be making the leap.

Ibson was a stalwart in the center of the midfield for the Loons making 49 appearances. Ish Jome is a young player out of Prairie Seeds Academy and UC-Santa Barbara that can have a great future for MNUFC. Finally, Bernardo Añor spent last season with MNUFC on loan from Sporting Kansas City and likely will make the leap to the MLS