Minnesota United FC has claimed and signed goalkeeper Alex Kapp off waivers. The former United States Under-17 national team member arrives to the Loons after impressing while training with the club over the past several weeks.
Kapp was selected 68th overall by Atlanta United FC in the fourth round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. Prior to that, the exciting young goalkeeper featured for Boston College from 2012-15 – playing 1,435 of a possible 1,525 minutes in his junior year and ranking fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference in saves per game (3.67) – and Creighton University as a graduate student in 2016, where he was named Big East Goalkeeper of the Year and selected to the NSCAA NCAA Division I All-American Third Team. He accumulated 62 collegiate matches and made more than 200 saves during his time in the ACC and Big East.
“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.”
Transaction: Minnesota United FC claims and signs goalkeeper Alex Kapp off waivers.
Born: 10.18.1994 (22 years old)
Weight: 190 lbs.
Last Club: Creighton University
Hometown: Somers, NY
Birthplace: Queens, NY