The Fire waived 24-year-old goalkeeper Nick Noble yesterday, ending his 2 ½ year stay with the club. Noble was demoted to third string goalkeeper earlier in the year, foreshadowing yesterday's release.
Noble's release comes at a strange time for the Fire, who is about to lose starting keeper Jon Busch for up to a month due to Gold Cup play. Unless the Fire quickly signs another keeper they will be with only one goalkeeper (Andrew Dykstra) come Monday when Busch leaves for the U.S. team.
Hopefully Dykstra's play doesn't falter (or get injured) but if either occurs the Fire is currently looking very thin at goalkeeper.
On a separate (and happier) note, Jon Busch was nominated this week for the ESPY award of best MLS player of 2008. Click here to vote for Jon.