Riverhounds receive Alex Kapp on loan

Posted on Aug 30 2017 - 4:00pm by Rachael McKriger
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Photo of Alex Kapp courtesy of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

Another Minnesota United FC player is making his way to Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds announced on Wednesday that Alex Kapp has joined the club from the MLS club. He is the second player from Minnesota to join the Riverhounds, as the club had defender Joseph Greenspan for two months in the first half of the season.

Kapp was selected with the No. 68 pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft this year by Atlanta United FC. However, he joined Minnesota United picked up Kapp on August 8.

Originally from Queens, New York, Kapp featured for Boston College from 2012-15. He graduated from Creighton University in 2016 with his Master’s degree.

In 2016, he was named the Big East Goalkeeper of the Year.

At Boston College, Kapp featured 1,435 minutes and averaged 3.67 saves a game, which put him at fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

During both seasons, he featured in 62 matches, making 200+ saves.

According to the Riverhounds, he will feature on loan for the club until the end of 2017.

The Riverhounds currently have Matt Perrella available on their roster. Goalkeepers Trey Mitchell and Keasel Broome are out for the entire year with respective injuries.

“Given our injury issues at the goalkeeper position, we’re very happy to have Alex in from Minnesota,” head coach Dave Brandt said. “He’s an excellent young keeper – very quick, athletic and also very tactically aware. We’re looking forward to working with him and grateful to Minnesota for sending him our way. “

The Riverhounds will travel to Nippert Stadium on Saturday to face FC Cincinnati at 4 p.m. They will return to Highmark Stadium on Sept. 9 to host Louisville City FC.

 

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