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United defender suspended for performance-enhancing substance

Brent Kallman will miss the remainder of the 2019 season.
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ST PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota United FC announced defender Brent Kallman has been suspended for violating Major League Soccer's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Policy, after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

According to a post on the United website, Kallman is suspended for 10 games effective immediately, and will be fined 20-percent of his salary.

The post did not specify the type of substance involved.

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Kallman's suspension will include the four remaining games on Minnesota's 2019 regular season schedule, as well as any playoff matches this season. Any remaining games in the suspension will be served in the 2020 regular season. Under the terms of the MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement, Kallman will not be allowed to participate in team training or use team facilities.

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Kallman is a native of Woodbury. He joined the United in 2013 and became the first Minnesotan to sign with the team when it transitioned to MLS in 2017. Kallman played in 16 games in 2019, with one assist.