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Minnesota United sign GK Alex Kapp

As the transfer window closes, the Loons lock down a new keeper.

Courtesy: MNUFC

Ah, the end of the transfer window. A time when anything is possible.

Bobby Shuttleworth has had a solid - if not overachieving - year since taking over when then first string keeper John Alvbage went down with an injury.

But his promotion and Alvbage’s recent departure mean there is a hole to fill in the GK depth chart.

Today, Minnesota United announced the signing of Alex Kapp, a trialist who evidently impressed in his training sessions with the club to a degree that they felt comfortable signing him.

“I am excited and honored for the opportunity to start my career at Minnesota United,” said Kapp. “Training here, the last couple of weeks have been great – getting to know the coaching staff as well as my teammates has helped make the transition as seamless as possible. Being involved in a club during its inaugural season from the very beginning is a special opportunity and I’m excited to help the team in every way I can.”

The Loons claimed Kapp off the waivers. He was originally drafted by Atlanta United in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

Some basic stats:

  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Born: 10.18.1994 (22 years old)
  • Height: 6’0”Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Last Club: Creighton University
  • Hometown: Somers, NY
  • Birthplace: Queens, NY
  • Citizenship: U.S.

Read the full press release here: https://www.mnufc.com/post/2017/08/08/mnufc-signs-alex-kapp