Yesterday, we reported that Kyle Reynish of the Chicago Fire was coming to the New York Red Bulls. Today that was made official by the team. Reynish was acquired in a trade in exchange for the Red Bulls' 3rd round pick in the 2016 draft.
Reynish has played in the New York area before, with the New York Cosmos of the NASL. In 2013 with the Cosmos, he recorded a 0.92 Goals Against Average (GAA), with a 8-4-1 record in 13 games (the Cosmos didn't play a full year in 2013), and tallied 5 shutouts. He also earned the Golden Glove award and earned a shutout in the 2013 Soccer Bowl.
Last year though, he wasn't so great. He was the backup keeper to Sean Johnson, only making one appearance. He made 2 saves in a 2-1 loss to D.C. United in October. He's been in the league since 2007, but only appeared 8 times in six seasons with Real Salt Lake.
Reynish appears to be a career backup in MLS, and the move to bring him means two things. One, the team is afraid of Luis Robles going down with an injury, and second, they don't trust current backup Santiago Castaño to fill in for Robles. With the Red Bulls loaning Ryan Meara to New York City FC for all of 2015 without a recall option, the Red Bulls needed depth at GK in case something went wrong.