Robles signs with MLS, will go through allocation processAugust 7, 2012 • By Franco Panizo
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After flirting with the possibility of joining MLS earlier this year, former U.S. men's national team goalkeeper Luis Robles has finally struck a deal with the league.
The 28-year-old Robles reportedly agreed to a contract with MLS on Tuesday, and his next home will be determined via the allocation process due to him having been capped by the United States in the 2009 Gold Cup. Robles will be available via waivers if he goes unselected in the allocation process, which the New England Revolution are at the top of, followed by Toronto FC, Chivas USA, the San Jose Earthquakes and D.C. united.
Robles joins MLS after spending the last five years in Germany, where he played for both Kaiserslautern and, most recently, Karlsruher SC. The 6-foot-1 netminder was an on-and-off starter for the latter club before being given the green light to find a new home this past winter.
Robles had been in talks with the New York Red Bulls earlier this season, but him having to go through the allocation process prevented the club from acquiring him.
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