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Red Bulls get their man Robles
August 8th, 2012 10:58PM

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[MLS TRANSACTIONS] The New York Red Bulls' acquisition of Luis Robles proves the adage that if you don't succeed at first, try, try again. Rebuffed in their bid earlier this year to sign the 6-foot-1 goalie who spent the last six years in Germany, the Bulls landed Robles on Wednesday.

New York went through the same allocation process that prevented it from acquiring him earlier this year. A trip to New York to close a deal in preseason was canceled when it was determined a discovery claim alone would not allow the Bulls to sign Robles, who earned one cap for the U.S. national team in 2009.

The University of Portland product spent time in Germany with Kaiserslautern and Karlsruhe.

“Luis is a goalkeeper who we have been interested in for the past year and we are excited that he has joined our squad,” said New York Sporting Director Erik Soler. “We think that he has potential and we are eager to evaluate him in person on a daily basis at our club.”

Since flirting with Robles in preseason, rookie Ryan Meara won the starting job in goal but has recently been sidelined with an injury. Veteran Bill Gaudette was acquired to fill in for Meara.

LUIS ROBLES
GP TEAM (YEAR)
Regionalliga:
7 Kaiserslautern (2006-07)
Bundesliga 2:
0 Kaiserslautern (2007-08)
1 Kaiserslautern (2008-09)
20 Kaiserslautern (2009-10)
23 Karlsruhe (2010-11)
5 Karlsruhe (2011-12)



2 comments
  1. Richard Leonard
    commented on: August 9, 2012 at 10:39 a.m.
    Why another goalkeeper ???

  1. John Burns
    commented on: August 9, 2012 at 11:51 p.m.
    Red Bull rationale for the majority of their transactions: Something to do...just keep the balls in the air...one of these is bound to work sooner or later.


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