Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Red Bulls Ready To Kick On After Rost Signing was only a matter of time until the Major League Soccer juggernaut which is the New York Red Bulls finally righted a ridiculous wrong. In a team virtually perfect (by MLS standards that is) from back to front, a gaping chasm in goal is as surprising at is concerning, a problem that could have seriously hindered the Red Bulls' progress under Hans Backe.

However, goalkeeping problems are likely to be things of the past now, as the Red Bulls have managed to sign experienced Hamburg stopper Frank Rost. Arriving with twenty years of Bundesliga experience under his belt, Rost is the perfect man to right the ship, and help New York bounce back from two consecutive defeats.

Mistakes by Bouna Condoul and Greg Sutton have been the main reasons for the Red Bulls' poor form over the last two months, both keepers have had spells in goal, and both have disappointed.

In a back line featuring players like Jan Gunnar Solli, Roy Miller, Tim Ream and Rafael Marquez, goalkeeper was the glaring problem, a the one defensive position not filled by one of the league's best.

The Red Bulls' latest overseas signing will have the rest of the league fearing the worst, without the disadvantage of being suscesptible to silly concessions, New York will be much tougher to beat. After the arrival of Dax McCarty too, the Red Bulls look set for a solid end to the season, the areas that need to be strengthened are being strengthened, and the transfer savvy of Erik Soler is beginning to look more and more impressive.

For Rost, a career that started with Werder Bremen in 1992 is set to end in Major League Soccer, at age thirty-eight the goalkeeper's twilight years are very much upon him. Having played in the Champions League, Uefa Cup and Bundesliga, in addition to garnering four caps with Germany, MLS is a fitting way to end a terrific career, and I'm sure all in Germany will be wishing Rost the best of luck.

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