August 6, 2012
Former Portland Pilots standout goalkeeper Luis Robles has joined the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer after being picked via allocation on Wednesday. Robles has spent the past five years playing in Germany's Bundesliga, first with FC Kaiserslautern and more recently with Karlsruher SC.
Robles was a four-year starter at UP (2003-06) and he is tied for the most saves all-time in program history with 346 stops. His 21 career shutouts rank fourth all-time at Portland, while his 1.18 career goals-against average ranks eighth. A three-time First Team All-West Coast Conference selection, Robles was named the 2006 WCC Defensive Player of the Year.
"Luis is a goalkeeper who we have been interested in for the past year and we are excited that he has joined our squad," New York General Manager and Sporting Director Erik Soler said in a statement. "We think that he has potential and we are eager to evaluate him in person on a daily basis at our club."
Robles was originally drafted by D.C. United in the fourth round of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft but did not sign. He has earned one cap for the U.S. national team.
-Courtesy of portlandpilots.com