The 2018 offseason has already been productive for one Minnesota United player.
Defender Brent Kallman, a Woodbury native who regularly started for the Loons this past season, finished eighth out of 898 competitors at the Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open on the World Poker Tour.
He will receive a payout of $62,110 for his position, according to the WPT website. Kallman earned $85,791.67 for the 2018 Major League Soccer season. He earned a contract renewal a few weeks ago, the terms of which are not known.
“I’m having a lot of fun,” he said in an interview with the WPT site. “This is the biggest buy-in I’ve ever played, so I had a bit of nerves in the beginning, but got off to a pretty good start on Day 1. I kind of settled in and just been trying to have fun and play my game.”
Kallman can’t thank his teammates for much help, though. “We don’t have many card players on the team,” he told WPT. “They’re not very good.”