The New York Red Bulls have signed former Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids and MetroStars goalkeeper Zach Thornton, the team announced on Thursday.
Thornton, 34, is set to begin his second stint with the club he began his MLS career with in 1996 as Tony Meola’s back-up on the MetroStars. Thornton joined the Chicago Fire in 1998 and earned MLS goalkeeper of the year that season as he helped the Chicago Fire win the MLS Cup title.
Thornton is expected to serve as the back-up to recently-signed veteran Jon Conway. Thornton played one game for the Colorado Rapids last season before being waived.
What do you think about this move? Are you happy with the club essentially handing the starting job to Conway? Do you think Thornton has something left? Do you think this hurts the team’s chances of adding Amado Guevara (kidding).
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