Brent Kallman

Brent Kallman
Brent Kallman
Brent Kallman
Defender
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Real Name: Brent Kallman
HT: 6' 2" WT: 190
Pronunciation: CALL-man
Age: 27 (10/04/1990)
Birthplace: Omaha, NE
Hometown: Woodbury, MN

ACQUIRED: Signed with Minnesota United on 1.23.2017

Woodbury native Kallman has spent his entire professional career with Minnesota after first joining the club in 2013. The central defender has taken on a tremendous amount of leadership and earned high praise from Adrian Heath in 2017, who described his performances as "excellent" on July 18, adding that "there's not many [players]" he would swap out for Kallman in MLS.

The 26-year-old was a mainstay in Minnesota's defense in 2016, using his speed and strength to take down attackers. His height is a huge asset on both ends of the pitch, clearing lofted balls out of the MNUFC penalty area and nodding crosses into the opponent’s net. Never one to back down, he frequently made incisive runs through the midfield and deep into enemy territory, part of a lethal Minnesota attack.

Prior to joining Minnesota, Kallman played four seasons at Creighton University, leading the Blue Jays to back-to-back College Cup appearances. He saw limited playing time in his first season with MNUFC, featuring in just one match. But his upside in the professional game was clear, as he proved his value as a dual-threat player in 2015, scoring his first professional goal late on in the campaign.

Kallman played nearly every match for Minnesota in 2016, working with fellow defenders Justin Davis and Kevin Venegas in the back line. His fearless defending has proven pivotal on more than one occasion, as he regularly throws his body in front of shots to deny scoring chances. With his signing, Kallman became the first Minnesotan to join the Loons in MLS.

2017: Made MLS debut as a starter on March 18 at COL ... Scored first MLS goal on March 25 at NE, earning a bench spot in the MLS Team of the Week for Week 3 ... Subbed out of June 24 vs VAN due to injury ... Missed July 4 vs CLB due to injury ... Returned to squad on July 19 vs HOU ... Missed July 29 vs DC and August 5 vs SEA due to injury ... Returned to squad August 20 vs SEA ... Scored second goal of the season on October 7 vs SKC

COLLEGE: Kallman attended Creighton University and played four seasons there, helping the program make back-to-back College Cup appearances in 2011 and 2012.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2017Minnesota United232321942010422270
Career Totals-232321942010422270
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