Pickens Released By QPR

Pickens Released By QPR

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 6, 2008
  • 6 Comments
  • Matt Pickens

Via Chicago TribuneI 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.

  • tex

    There is zero chance of coming back to MLS. He was the starter in Chicago and got a call into the Nats but left camp for a Euro shot. He will stay and find a club, possibly in Scandaniva and make 3-4 times what MLS would pay. Bob loves Euro guys because they play in a tougher environment and usually at a higher level than MLS.

  • drew.epperley

    Yeah I know tex, and from what I've already heard he will more than likely end up in either another lower level English club or in one of the Scandinavian leagues. All I was doing was throwing it out there for some people who actually believe he will come back to MLS within a year or two (crazy but I've gotten emails from people who seem to think that).

  • tex

    There is zero chance of coming back to MLS. He was the starter in Chicago and got a call into the Nats but left camp for a Euro shot. He will stay and find a club, possibly in Scandaniva and make 3-4 times what MLS would pay. Bob loves Euro guys because they play in a tougher environment and usually at a higher level than MLS.

  • Yeah I know tex, and from what I’ve already heard he will more than likely end up in either another lower level English club or in one of the Scandinavian leagues. All I was doing was throwing it out there for some people who actually believe he will come back to MLS within a year or two (crazy but I’ve gotten emails from people who seem to think that).

  • Steve

    I know him personally and talked w/ him 4 weeks ago watching his older bro play soccer. He is wanting to sign again overseas.

  • Steve

    I know him personally and talked w/ him 4 weeks ago watching his older bro play soccer. He is wanting to sign again overseas.