HARRISON, NJ (August 8, 2012) – The New York Red Bulls today acquired goalkeeper Luis Robles via the MLS Allocation Process. Robles will be officially added to the Red Bulls’ roster and eligible for selection upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate.
By taking Robles, New York moves to the bottom of the MLS Allocation Order.
“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 General Manager and 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.”
Robles spent the past five seasons in the Germany and was most recently with Karlsruher SC, where he made 28 appearances from 2010-12. The 28-year-old started his stint in Germany with FC Kaiserslautern in 2007 and appeared in 36 games for the club. He was drafted by D.C. United in the fourth round of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft with the 50th overall selection out of the University of Portland, where he attended from 2002-06. Despite being drafted by D.C., Robles did not sign with United.
On the international level, Robles has earned one cap for the U.S. Men’s National Team and made his debut on July 11, 2009 in a 2-2 tie with Haiti in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Robles also played the 2003 and 2004 seasons with USL Premier Development League side, Boulder Rapids Reserve.
Weight: 180 pounds
Day of Birth: May 11, 1984 in Fort Huachuca, AZ
Hometown: Fort Huachuca, AZ
College: University of Portland
Previous Club: Karlsruher SC (German Second Division)
How Acquired: Acquired on Aug. 8, 2012 via the MLS Allocation Process.