Arizona Native & New York Red Bulls GK Trains with ODP!


On Sunday, several Arizona ODP Goalkeepers were visited by Arizona native and current New York Red Bulls Goalkeeper Luis Robles!  Robles, who grew up in Sierra Vista, Arizona played for Tucson Soccer Academy and the Arizona Olympic Development Program (ODP).  (Luis is pictured in the photo above in the center.  He is surrounded by AYSA Technical Director Austin Daniels (L) and one of the Arizona ODP GK Instructors Brian Periman.)

The timing was perfect to provide instruction as all ODP teams concluded their final training sessions at the Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Arizona yesterday prior to departing for Las Vegas on Thursday for the Region IV Far West ODP Championships this weekend.

Following his collegiate time at the University of Portland, Robles moved-on to pursue his professional career in Germany.  In 2007, he signed with Kaiserslautern and later moved on to sign with Karlsruher SC.  In 2009, Luis was on the US Men's National Team roster and participated in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

In August of 2012, Robles returned to the United States and signed with the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.

AYSA would like to thank Luis Robles for taking the time to visit and train with the Goalkeepers from our Olympic Development Program and we wish him continued success for the remainder of his career!

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