Petke: Robles Should Be Ready To Go

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

As the Red Bulls wait to see who they'll play this weekend, some news on their goalkeeper.

Luis Robles didn't take any goal kicks as the clock wound down on the Red Bulls Supporters' Shield-clinching win over the Chicago Fire this weekend, but Head Coach Mike Petke doesn't think it's anything serious.

Big Apple Soccer reports Robles had an MRI and received treatment Monday and today and that "he should be ready to go," according to Petke. The litmus test is whether or not he's comfortable taking goal kicks.

Said the coach...

"Listen, if he's not comfortable taking goal kicks, that's going to weigh heavily on our decision on if he is able to go," Petke said. "Because if he is not able to take goal kicks, then it's obviously something wrong. We have a few days ahead of us. We have some breathing room. Rest him, test him and see that he's ready to go. This is a decision we're not going to make right now, but it will be made in enough time to get prepared."

Should Robles not be ready, Ryan Meara, who's spent his sophomore season recovering from a hip knock that derailed his 2012 Rookie of the Year campaign, would fill in.

The Red Bulls next play Sunday against either the Houston Dynamo or Montreal Impact.

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