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Luis Robles

Luis Robles
Personal information
Full name Luis Robles
Date of birth (1984-05-11) May 11, 1984
Place of birth Fort Huachuca, Arizona, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
New York Red Bulls
Number 31
Youth career
2002–2006 Portland Pilots
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Boulder Rapids Reserve 27 (0)
2007–2008 1. FC Kaiserslautern II 15 (0)
2008–2010 1. FC Kaiserslautern 21 (0)
2010–2012 Karlsruher SC 28 (0)
2012– New York Red Bulls 106 (0)
National team
2009- United States 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:55, 26 October 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 March 2014

Luis Robles (born May 11, 1984) is an American soccer goalkeeper who currently plays for New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.

Career

Born in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Robles got his start at the prestigious Tucson Soccer Academy, training under the guidance of coach Wolfgang Weber. From 2002–06, Robles played for the University of Portland Pilots, making a school-record 346 saves during his college career.[1] He also played two seasons for the Boulder Rapids Reserve in the USL Premier Development League.

Professional

Robles was drafted by Major League Soccer club D.C. United with the 50th overall selection in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. However, he decided to pass up MLS and signed instead with German side Kaiserslautern in January 2007.[1][2] Robles made his league debut on October 17, 2008 against Rot Weiss Ahlen. He was thrust into the starting role due to an injury to incumbent starter Tobias Sippel and outperformed fellow backup and German youth international Kevin Trapp.[3] In his first season of German football he finished the season with sixteen games played and conceded seventeen goals. Robles missed much of the summer training with Kaiserslautern – which had recently hired a new manager, Marco Kurz – because of his inclusion in the United States squad at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[4] As a result, he entered the 2009–10 season as the backup once again.

After making few appearances in 2009–10, which saw Kaiserslautern promoted for the 2010–11 Fußball-Bundesliga season, Robles chose to sign a two-year deal with 2. Fußball-Bundesliga club Karlsruher SC.[5] In his first year with Karlsruhe he appeared in twenty-three games as the club's starting goalkeeper. In his second season with the club, he appeared in five league matches and was released by the club at the end of the season.

On August 8, 2012, Robles was acquired by the New York Red Bulls through Major League Soccer's Allocation Process.[6] Robles made his debut for New York, starting against Toronto FC on September 29, 2012 a game in which the Red Bulls won 4–1.[7] Due to a string of injuries to first choice goalkeepers, Robles was a starter for the Red Bulls during the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs. Robles cemented his position as the club's starting goalkeeper during the 2013 season as he started all 34 league matches, helping New York to its first title the MLS Supporters' Shield. On 20 September 2015 Robles helped New York to a 2–0 victory over Portland Timbers, earning his ninth shutout of the season, and 28th of his MLS career, adding to the club record he set earlier in the season. In this match Robles also became the only player in league history to make 100 consecutive starts for the same club. [8]

International

In May 2009, Robles was invited to a May 26 – June 1 senior men's national team training camp, his first camp with the full national team, although he was not named to the official roster for the June 3 and 6 World Cup qualifying matches.[9][10] A week after the conclusion of his first camp, Robles was named to the United States roster for the Confederations Cup.[11][12] On July 11, 2009, Robles made his debut with the United States against Haiti in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, a game which ended drawn 2–2.[13][14]

Honours

Club

1. FC Kaiserslautern


New York Red Bulls

References

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External links

  • MLS player profile
  • Luis Robles at fussballdaten.de (German)
  • 2006 Men's Soccer Roster: No. 1 Luis Robles, profile at University of Portland Pilots official website
  • Luis Robles at National-Football-Teams.com
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