Fire Release Nick Noble

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.

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  • Stan,
    According to the US Soccer press release Busch is the third goalkeeper for the Nats at the Gold Cup. Busch will not have to leave the Fire unless there is an injury to Perkins or Robles.

    I suspect this move makes way for the return of Calen Carr to the active roster.

  • In reply to cesba:

    Guillermo:

    You are correct that Busch will not have to leave the team. My mistake on that one.

    But I also suspect that releasing Noble was to make room for Calen's return. Hopefully we'll see him in action in the U.S. Open Cup game on Tuesday.

    -Sam

  • In reply to cesba:

    And I have no idea why I typed Stan instead of Sam......

  • hopefully he will end up somewhere he will get some playing time..

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