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Luis Robles

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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.

2009: Took part in his first U.S. Men's National Team camp during the build up to the June 3 qualifier in San José, Costa Rica … First Appearance: None … First Shutout: None.
2008-09: Debuted for Kaiserslautern on Oct. 17, 2008 … Worked his way from third-string goalkeeper to starter in a matter of months, winning the job away from Tobias Sippel during the winter break … Sidelined for part of the season with a right ankle injury, but returned to start the final four games of the year … Made 19 appearances in all competitions for Kaiserslautern as the team finished seventh in the 2.Bundesliga … 2007: Signed for FC Kaiserslautern in January 2007

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 ...

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