Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Kasey Keller to leave German club

Kasey Keller, perhaps the best goalkeeper the US has ever produced, will not remain with his German club Borussia Moenchengladbach after this season.

Even though the club has been relegated to the second division, Keller offered to stay, however the club wanted to bring in someone younger.

"That Keller offered to stay with the Borussia is a surprise," manager Christian Ziege said. "We had to assume that he wasn't available if we were demoted."

Keller now finds himself without a home at 37 years of age.

In the past he has mentioned a desire to end his career in MLS, however no team seems that interested in paying so much for a goaltender (as evident by the salary information released last week). If no one domestically makes the decision to bring him along, he will probably have to find a smaller club in Europe to play out his final few seasons.

Keller is still a fantastic keeper and it is a shame that he cannot find a spot on a MLS roster. He is the type of player that will earn his side some undeserved points through out a season and bring confidence to a defensive line. Yes, he would end up being the best-paid goalie in the league, but for what he brings, that would probably be the best money spent.

He has been linked with Real Salt Lake in the past, but they have always walked away due to salary. Perhaps with the recent shakeup, the team will give the idea a second (or third) look.

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Blogger Allen said...

I think if RSL take Keller on it means that Freddy will be gone before 2008.

3:18 PM  

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