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News in Brief: Hello Thompson, Good-bye Speas, Broadcast Team Is Official, and More

by on 18 January 2017

Who’s in with MNUFC?

The SuperDraft concluded yesterday with rounds three and four. Having traded its third-round pick to Colorado in December for Joseph Greenspan, Minnesota United had just one draft pick left. The club used it to nab Big Ten Midfielder of the Year Tanner Thompson. If the name sounds a little familiar, it’s probably because he’s the big brother of San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Tommy Thompson.

Who’s out with MNUFC?

With plenty of room left on the Loons’ roster, announcements on who won’t be filling them sometimes seem to come faster than who will. In today’s installment, we say good-bye to Ben Speas.

We also let go of dreams we had of picking up Steve Clark. Many fans were eyeing Clark as a possible keeper for the Loons, but he’s heading to Denmark.

Broadcast team is official

What was widely reported earlier is finally official: the MNUFC broadcast team for the 2017 season will be Callum Williams (play-by-play), Kyndra de St. Aubin (color), and former Loon Jamie Watson (sideline). Williams and de St. Aubin have extensive experience in their roles and Watson has shown a natural talent in front of the camera and is a familiar voice to KFAN listeners. He had some thoughts to share about the transition from player to reporter.

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