Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Galaxy's new 'keeper

The Steve Cronin Era is over, thankfully.

The Galaxy made it official on Tuesday, signing Jamaican international Donovan Ricketts to a deal and becomes the club's first major offseason move.

Ricketts is an upgrade over Cronin, who will go down as one of the worst starting goalkeepers in MLS history. However, whether or not this is a positive move remains to be seen. Ricketts may be the second coming of Shaka Hislop, an aging goalkeeper from the Caribbean who didn't exactly cut it in MLS.

That Ricketts is an upgrade over Cronin isn't saying much either as many, many goalkeepers would have been a better choice than Cronin. Between Cronin and Josh Wicks, the Galaxy's problems in goal were vast.

Ricketts at least gives them someone who has played at a high level before. But whether this a stop-gap measure or a long-term solution remains to be seen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

31 years old is not old for a goal keeper. Some of the best keepers around the world are much older.