November 9, 2011
COMINGS AND GOINGS
Red Bulls to pick up Lindpere's option; Rost unlikely to return
MONTCLAIR, N.J. -- Red Bulls coach Hans Backe on Tuesday said that the club will pick up the option on midfielder Joel Lindpere, who was named a MLS all-star this season.
|Goalkeeper Frank Rost is unlikely to return to the Red Bulls for the 2012 season.
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In addition, goalkeeper Frank Rost, signed in August and automatically handed the starting goalkeeper duties by Backe, likely won’t be back.
“I think Frank will go back, I’m quite sure," Backe told reporters at Montclair State University. "I hope I don’t say too much but I’m quite sure he likes to go back to Germany. I haven’t talked to him yet."
With Rost not returning, and possibly Marquez being Mexico-bound, there is at least one designated player spot open on the team, if not two. Backe has definite thoughts on how to utilize those slots.
“I think normally you don’t go for a DP as a center back for example,” Backe said. “It has to be central midfield or a striker.”