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Loon Landings: Loans, Loans, Loans

MNUFC has loaned out multiple players over the past few weeks

April 20, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United midfielder Foster Langsdorf (27) takes a shot on goal during the Loon’s first team training session at Allianz Field. April 20, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United midfielder Foster Langsdorf (27) takes a shot on goal during the Loon’s first team training session at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)

It’s been a busy time the last few weeks in the loan department for Minnesota United. In just under three weeks MNUFC has sent a total of four players on their roster out on loan to clubs in the USL Championship. Since May 21st goalkeeper Adrian Zendejas, defender Nabilai Kibunguchy, forward Foster Langsdorf, and defender Callum Montgomery have all been sent to different sides in the second division league.

Adrian Zendejas was the first to be sent out, understandable with the goalkeeper situation the Loons have currently. He was acquired from Nashville SC during the 2020 season to help alleviate the goalkeeper struggles MNUFC was having after Tyler Miller went out due to injury after the MLS Is Back Tournament however Zendejas has never made an appearance for MNUFC. He was loaned El Paso Locomotive for the rest of 2021 where he has since made two starts for the USLC side and has had a clean sheet in both of his starts.

Last Thursday the Loons sent Nabilai Kibunguchy to Sacramento Republic for the remainder of the 2021 season. Kibunguchy has not yet appeared for Sacramento, however the club has only plated one match since his arrival. Kibunguchy was acquired by MNUFC as the 18th overall pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft.

Then this morning Minnesota United announced that Foster Langsdorf had been loaned out to Tampa Bay Rowdies for the remainder of the 2021 USL Championship season. Langsdorf was signed towards the end of the 2020 season after playing for the now folded Reno 1868 side in the USL. During his time in Minnesota he has made two appearances for the Loons, both times coming on as a late substitution.

Minnesota made one more loan, also happening today, as they sent Callum Montgomery to San Diego Loyal for the remainder of the 2021 USLC season. Montgomery was acquired in a trade with FC Dallas back in December after having been selected #4 overall by Dallas in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. In parts of three seasons in MLS he has not made a league appearance with either FCD or MNUFC.