Kann Joins STL FC On Loan

Kann Joins STL FC On Loan

ST. LOUIS, Mo – Saint Louis Football Club added to its goalkeeper roatation by announcing the signing of Alec Kann on loan from the club's MLS affiliate, the Chicago Fire.

"We are excited to have Alec with us and I look forward to working with him," STL FC Goalkeeping Coach Brian Jones said.  "I've only spent a few hours with him up to this point, but it's obvious that he has a great work ethic and a commitment to improve on a daily basis.  I expect him to fit in quite well with our group and our culture."

Kann, 24, signed his first professional contract with USL side Charleston Battery in 2012, where he played for one year before joining the Chicago Fire in 2013.

After signing with Chicago, Kann was loaned to the Charlotte Eagles of USL in 2014.  He made 17 appearances with Charlotte last season.

Kann played four years of collegiate soccer at Furman University from 2008-2011, where he held a record of 37-16-10 with 18 shutouts.

The native of Decatur, Ga., earned NSCAA All-South Region honors, All-Southern Conference honors and NSCAA Scholar All-America accolades in his final year at Furman, leading the Paladins to a 14-4-4 record and a spot in the NCAA tournament. He wrapped up his college career with a 37-16-10 record.

Kann has begun training with STL FC and will be with the team for its trip to Tulsa on Thursday.