- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On May 6, 2008
- 6 Comments
- Matt Pickens
I normally try to stay away from posting about English soccer, unless it is half-way American or MLS related. Turns out this is one of those stories that is of that relation. Former Chicago Fire keeper Matt Pickens was released by English side Queen Park Rangers today.
He will be free to sign anywhere once the contract finishes up in June.
Pickens only saw reserve time with the Championship side before coming down with a separated shoulder.
He was one of five players let go by QPR. No word yet on if he will try to get another job in England or if he will make his way back to the US and try to get back with a MLS side.
I believe there has to be a couple MLS sides out there that would love to have Pickens services in goal. His former side Chicago would probably take him back even with the recent strong play of Jon Busch. I wouldn’t be shocked to see Chivas go after him in the event that Brad Guzan does leave this summer. I also wouldn’t be shocked to see DC, LA, New York, or Toronto make a play for him.
Tough break for the guy but I think he had to test the waters while he could. No fault in trying.