- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On February 15, 2012
- 0 Comments
- Features, Luis Robles
One of the biggest reported issues surrounding the New York Red Bulls over the last few seasons is their goalkeeper situation. Bouna Coundoul was never the best option, neither was Greg Sutton or Frank Rost.
Manager Hans Backe has made a couple decent moves this winter in goal but none that really strike anyone following this league has something that will help their cause in being a MLS Cup contender.
That could all change though if the Red Bulls get their way. Currently they are in discussions with one-time US Men’s National Team keeper Luis Robles.
The 27-year old has been given permission by his 2. Bundesliga club, Karlsruher SC, to seek other opportunities.
Robles would not have to go through some sort of allocation method is a bit curious. He falls in line with a few players that have gone through allocation or even a lottery draft. The only explanation could be that no other team wanted him, but that seems unlikely. I’m sure there will be more about how the Red Bulls were able to land him should he end up signing with the club.
Robles has made 49 2. Bundesliga appearances since going to Germany in 2007 when he chose to head there instead of joining D.C. United, who had drafted him. From the little bit I’ve seen of him over the last few years is he would fit in nicely in MLS. He has good experience up to this point and is probably looking to get more playing time to get back into the national team picture.