New York Signs DP Keeper Frank Rost

New York Signs DP Keeper Frank Rost

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 13, 2011
  • Designated Player, Frank Rost

Frank Rost joins the New York Red Bulls as their third DP. (Getty Images)

The New York Red Bull goalkeeper issue has been a well documented thing all season long. The Red Bulls announced today the signing of veteran goalkeeper Frank Rost. Rost comes to New York after playing in the German Bundesliga for nearly 20 years.

But the kicker in all of this, Rost will be New York’s third Designated Player on their roster.

The 38-year old Rost started his professional career in 1992 with Werder Bremen, where he spent 10 years there. In 2002, Rost moved to Schalke 04, winning a starting spot and playing in 130 matches. Most recently he had been starting for Hamburger SV.

The Red Bulls were able to bring in Rost when the club freed up some salary in the Dwayne De Rosario trade to DC for Dax McCarty. Don’t be shocked if the club also finds a way to move Coundoul who has a higher salary at the moment as well. Either way the club cleared enough space to make room for Rost. Joining in the mid-season means he also won’t have a massive hit to the cap as a DP.

With all of that being said, I really like this signing for New York. Look for him to be similar to a Faryd Mondragon or even a Donovan Ricketts. He’s a leader in goal, which is something the Red Bulls have clearly lacked all season long. With a solid defense in front of him with guys like Tim Ream and Rafa Marquez it would be shocking to see the Red Bulls give up crappy goals again like they’ve been doing here and there this season.