The third-string goalkeeper on the Confederations Cup squad, Robles is an up and comer who will look to gain experience behind Tim Howard and Brad Guzan. After a career at University of Portland (where he was a teammate of national team defender Heath Pearce), Robles elected to test the waters overseas, despite being drafted by D.C. United in 2007. The Arizona native landed in Germany with FC Kaiserslautern and worked his way into the starting role. After debuting in late 2008, the 25-year-old was a first-team regular throughout the rest of the season.
Was married to Cara Youngblood on Sunday, June 7, 2009, and skipped their honeymoon in Mexico to attend the FIFA Confederations Cup … His club Kaiserslautern in Germany is based in the same location as Ramstein Air Base, where Robles occasionally will golf with officers … He also attends English-language movies and occasionally bowls on base … Graduate of Sierra Vista Buena High School … Starred for the Tuscon Soccer Academy.
A four year starter at University of Portland, he played from 2003-06 … Attended University of Portland along with fellow Confederations Cup squad member Heath Pearce … Is Portland's all-time saves leader (346) … Third all-time in shutouts with 21 … His 1.18 GAA at University of Portland is eighth best all-time … Three-time First Team West Coast Conference selection ...
Date of Birth
May 11, 1984
Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
FC Kaiserslautern (Germany)