Minnesota United defender Brent Kallman insists he is not contemplating a career change after a bumper payday at the World Poker Tour’s Seminole Rock ‘N Roll Open.
The 28-year-old won more than $62,000 in four days at the event — an amount just shy of his Major League Soccer salary of $85,000 per year.
Brent Kallman (@BMKhaveiturway) is making the most of the @MLS offseason at #WPTRockNRoll. Will the @MNUFC defender become the first active professional athlete to win a WPT title? #TheCupAwaits https://t.co/c4A8aAOrpi pic.twitter.com/9v5PmFTSvM
— World Poker Tour (@WPT) November 27, 2018
Kallman finished two spots from the final table at the tournament, but says he has no plans to give up soccer and become a full-time poker player.
“Nobody has to worry about me; I’ll be back to business and back to training soon here,” he told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
“That’s always a weird deal when you win that much money in four days, but nothing’s going to change for me.”