Inter Miami CF appears to have its starting goalkeeper for the 2020 season.
Luis Robles, a veteran shot-stopper who spent the past eight seasons with the New York Red Bulls, joined Miami as a free agent, the team announced Monday.
Terms of Robles’ new contract were not disclosed.
“Luis has had a storied MLS career and we are excited that it will continue in Miami,” Inter Miami sporting director Paul McDonough said in a prepared statement. “We look forward to his contributions ahead of our inaugural season.”
New York cut Robles, 35, last month when deciding which contract options to pick up for next season. Robles has been a key contributor to the Red Bulls since joining the club in 2012 from Germany’s Karlsruher SC, though he carried a significant salary cap charge thanks to his guaranteed compensation, which the MLS Players Association states is $490,000.
Now Miami is getting one of the most decorated goalkeepers in MLS history.
Robles helped the Red Bulls win the Supporters’ Shield in 2013, 2015 and 2018. He accrued 72 clean sheets — the eighth-most in league history — in 238 regular season games, including a career-high 14 in 2018. He also ranks sixth all-time in MLS for goalkeeper wins (114) and 15th all-time for saves (680).
Robles, who is now the 16th signing in Inter Miami’s history, earned the 2015 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award and has made three appearances for the United States men’s national team.